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Conversation Pieces in Red Conversation Pieces in Red
By: Elizabeth Simmons,
Texas, USA

Conversation Pieces pattern by The Caffeinated Quilter – Emily Breclaw. I love her original colors but not for my kitchen. I LOVE it in red! I enjoy the portability of EPP! I pieced and finished during my kids’ gym practice. It is my 2nd attempt at machine quilting.

Quilt size: width: 10" height: 21"

Dresden Flower Dresden Flower
By: LeAnne Law,
Oregon, USA

This dresden pattern is by Vicki at Quilting Lodge blog. She was gracious enough to give the pattern away on her blog during the Dare to Dresden blog hop. Our guild challenge was for a small quilt with the theme Rhapsody in Bloom, so I changed it into a flower by adding the stem and leaf.

Quilt size: width: 14" height: 20"

Dresden Plate Dresden Plate
By: Jean,
Ohio, USA

This quilt was hand pieced by my great-aunt after getting her hand cut in a buzz saw. It was not straight, so I tore it all apart and put it back together and hand quilted it.

Quilt size: width: 90" height: 106"

English Friendship English Friendship
By: Kaaren Biggs,
Ontario, Canada

Liberty of London fabric swatches 4″ square were sent as a gift from an English quilting penpal and I had no idea what to do with them until I saw this design in an old quilting magazine. The gold fabric was purchased in Florida and it worked perfectly with the multi-coloured hexagons.

Quilt size: width: 65" height: 84"

English Garden English Garden
By: Ruta Hardenbrook,
Florida, USA

Traditional English paper pieced quilt made with 3,183 one-inch hexagons. This was a lot of fun to make. It became very addicting!

Quilt size: width: 77" height: 96"

English Paper Pieced Table Runner English Paper Pieced Table Runner
By: Karin,

I came across English Paper Piecing at a Quilt Show some years ago. Seduced by the fabric, I bought a bag each of these tiny squares and hexagons, however the project became an UFO in due course after the first few rows. Last year I dragged it out again and completed it. So worth it in the end.

Quilt size: width: 19.5" height: 34"

Honeycomb Honeycomb
Illinois, USA

I have been working on a pieced Hexagon quilt top during the winter months in the evenings for the past two years! Yikes! So, I plan to finish piecing it by the end of our upcoming winter season, I have about seven more rows to attach to what you see in the photo. My grandson Kyle refers to this qui

Quilt size: width: 58" height: 72"

Jocelyn's Garden Jocelyn’s Garden
By: Pam Scoville,
New Jersey, USA

Made for my sister’s Christmas gift the pieces of this scrap quilt traveled the world before it was finished. Hand pieced by me and machine quilted by Cheryl Winslow.

Quilt size: width: 55" height: 70"

My Favorite Flower Pots My Favorite Flower Pots
By: Mary,
Washington, USA

This quilt was made using Purple strips from a challenge at Quilt Guild. I English Paper-pieced the flowers on each Block, two flowers are Hexie shaped and one is a circle. I tied the buttons on each center with Pearl cotton. Pattern from Fat 8ths and Friends by Marsha McCloskey.

Quilt size: width: 34.5" height: 41.5"

sam's {scrappy} quilt sam’s {scrappy} quilt
By: Sarah @ {no} hats,
Indiana, USA

BB # 3725 (“Sam’s Quilt”) in scrap-happy shades of blue and green. This top is a WIP for the family room as Sam is a family name ;)

Full disclaimer: I tried out EPP but impatience got the best of me and most was done by machine. This block really is an ideal EPP project though!

Quilt size: width: 72" height: 77"

Shades of Green Shades of Green
By: Debra Reinert,
Pennsylvania, USA

Saw a line drawing of this square and started experimenting with fabrics. It eventually grew into a quilt.

Quilt size: width: 33" height: 46"

Spring Flower Hexagons Spring Flower Hexagons
By: Delia Hardcastle,
United Arab Emirates

Spring Flower Hexagons is entirely hand stitched. I’ve been saving fabric scraps from my quilting for the past year and was looking for something to do with them when I discovered and fell in love with the ancient craft of English Paper Piecing. Each of the hexagons is 1.5 inches across.

Quilt size: width: 31" height: 35"

There's a snail in Grandma's flower garden There’s a snail in Grandma’s flower garden
By: Karen H,
Ontario, Canada

There’s one lonely snail hiding in the hand-embroidered border (visit my blog for a close-up look and see if you can find the snail). My Mom is always killing the snails & I rescue them by hiding them in her flower beds! The hexagons are 5/8″; I developed a techique to make the stars & whirligigs.

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 37"

Thinking of Liz Thinking of Liz
By: Astrid Pongrac,

About 3 years go my friend Liz brought me some fq as a gift while visiting from Canada. I finally used them when a yahoo group had a sew along. While I was sewing I was thinking of her. I will still add borders. Designer of the pattern is Antje Geerds.

Quilt size: width: 39.5" height: 45"

Wreath Wreath
By: Sunroomquilts,
Indiana, USA

I saw wreaths on-line probably at Missouri Star Quilt Co.
I had a some Christmas fabric and started cutting it out while the embroidery machine was sewing out some designs. Had over 200 petals cut when I stopped. So I made several of the wreaths.

Quilt size: width: 12" height: 12"

Dresdens, Hexagons & EPP Quilts

153 thoughts on “Dresdens, Hexagons & EPP Quilts

  • April 13, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    I do a lot of foundation paper piecing but have never tried English paper piecing. I should though & that watermelon runner looks like so much sun I may just have to try it!

  • April 13, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Working my first EPP project. My 1 inch hexagons are going to be turned into a set of placemats.

  • April 13, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    I have made a few EPP flowers, hoping someday to make a Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt.

  • April 13, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    I have sewn two shapes together and that is it – I am a super beginner :)

  • April 13, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Just lead me to the templates. wow! I really want to try making a quilt using EPP. Spectacular quilts, every single one!

  • April 13, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    No I never have, hope to some day!

  • April 13, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    I’ve made many hexagon quilts and wall hangings. I enjoy the process of making the flowers or diamonds or whatever shape I am creating; each one is a little gem! My advice to a beginner would be start with a small project and focus on what you are working on at that moment. Enjoy the process and don’t look at how far you have to go. It will get done and when it is, you’ll be so pleased with the results! One additional suggestion is to use light weight thread (50 wt for example) and colour match the threads to the hexagons. This will help to disguise any imperfections in the stitches!

  • April 13, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    I have tried it but done very little. I know it is good to have a sharp needle.

  • April 14, 2013 at 2:38 am

    A long time ago I made one hexagon flower with EPP, just to try it out, but never really made anything with it.

  • April 14, 2013 at 10:42 am

    I’ve never done any English paper piecing and would enjoy the challenge.

  • April 14, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    I have not tried EPP……….my list of “want to try” is too long already.

  • April 14, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    it’s on my list to do hexies some day

  • April 14, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Have you done any English Paper Piecing? No

    If not, any particular reason and if so, do you have a tip to share with others?

    A bit too “traditional” for me and I hate hand work
    hence my vote for the contemporary floral art quilt

  • April 14, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    I really enjoy EPP , very relaxing , I have lots of flowers waiting to be made into a quilt .

  • April 14, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    What a cute pattern! Love playing with hexies!

  • April 14, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    a nice bunch of projects. I have done English paper piecing only once. I need to try it again. So no I really don’t have any tips.

  • April 14, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    I’ve done some paper piecing, but for my hexagons, I prefer to use “quilt Patis”.

  • April 14, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    I have tried EPP, and I didn’t like doing the whip stitch to join them together, so I do the Ladder stitch. Where the whip stitch usually shows, the ladder stitch hides well and joins well, too.

  • April 14, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    I have yet to paper piece but I am dying to give it a try!

  • April 14, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    I have never tried but it is on my long list of things to do at least once. I have a booklet that I just brought to try and see how it all comes together. I love how it looks in the end..

  • April 14, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    They are so gorgious. I’ll try EPP one of these days, but I’m sort of postponing :-)). I’m not so very patient I’m afraid LOL.

  • April 14, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    I have done English Paper Piecing and love it….I have not done hexagons. So I would love to win this pattern and make this. Thanks for the chance.

  • April 14, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    No I have never done English Paper Piecing. Probably because no one I know has done it. I do, however, love foundation paper piecing. I love that watermelon pattern… that would definitely be my inspiration for trying English paper piecing!

    Thanks for the chance to win! I voted!

  • April 14, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    I am just getting started in quilting after a 20 year interruption and am learning foundation piecing and want to try my hand at English piecing as well.

  • April 14, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    I have done some EPP. I have a hexagon table runner in progress right now. Super simple and I add to it whenever I travel or need a hand project.

  • April 14, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    I have only done a few EPP blocks I did them while working thru Craftsy’s 2012 BOM quilt class. I didn’t think I’d like them but found it a very relaxing, enjoyable experience. After seeing all of these quilts, I’m motivated to try my hand at one.

  • April 14, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Would like to try this pattern. Haven’t done any EPP but it looks like fun and it would make a good travel project.

  • April 14, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    i just recently started a hexie qlt. I am trying the stamping method. I have also tried with the precut hexies templates. not sure which way I like better. but bigger is definetly easier! thanks for the chance!

  • April 14, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    I have not done any EEP. I am always looking for new techniques and earlier ways to get things done. Love the watermelon table runner

  • April 14, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Sou viciada em hexágonos e quero ganhar,sei será totalmente aproveitado,obrigada.A minha dica é não estragar o papel,fazer os alinhavos sem furar o papel.Temos que proteger a natureza.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

  • April 14, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    I have done a little paper piecing and even did a blog post about a different way to stitch so your sewing doesn’t show. But I decided I really like the neat stitches to show. But I haven’t done very much to be honest although I do enjoy it when I did it.

  • April 14, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    I haven’t done any English paper piecing yet but I plan to do it in the future.

  • April 14, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    I have not done any EPP. No particular reason other than until recently I didn’t quite understand how to do it. I have done some regular PP.

  • April 14, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    I love that watermelon pattern! Very cute.
    I have made a few hexies but they are still loose.
    A tip would be to research lots of videos, tutorials and books. There might be one way that works better for you than another.

  • April 14, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    My husband and i attend a lot of baseball games in the summer. I love to take my hexagons again and work on them while the grandsons are playing. It is amazing how much I can get sone.

  • April 14, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    No, I’ve never pieced hexies, but would love to try on a small project like the watermelon runner. I love it!

  • April 14, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    I have just tried EPP for the first time and I really liked it. I just did a few pieces in a mini training class but I think I will get some papers and see what I can come up with.

  • April 14, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Yes, I have worked with both hexes and Dresden blocks…a little. I did both last year while completing a BOM project. They turned out pretty, but they are lots of hand work.

  • April 14, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    No, I have not tried paper piecing yet. I love hexagons though so it’s just a matter of time before I do. I’d say the biggest reason (other than being afraid of messing it up) is that I have spent my time over the past few years learning all I can about quilting as a whole and making my first quilt and also a table runner.

  • April 14, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    I bought a kit to make a single flower. I have glued all the paper to the hexagons and now I have to sit asew them together. I think this will be my sitting outside project in the good weather.

  • April 14, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    I’ve made a few EPP with the thought of a Grandmother’s Flower Garden but I have about 2 or 3 thousand more to go. I like it but it has taken a back burner.

  • April 14, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Yes I have done a couple of very small EPP projects! All the entries are just gorgeous! Thanks!

  • April 14, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    No, I haven’t started any EPP project as yet. I did purchase some plastic hexagon templates, though.
    And I’m so inspired by these awesome quilts!

  • April 14, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    I’ve tried EPP once and made a flower motif which I then appliqued it onto a square on a quilt for my grandmother.

  • April 14, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    I love EPP! I have 1 hexagon quilt finished and I’m working on a second. Planning on hand quilting the first once I finish a practice piece I’ve been working on.

  • April 14, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    I have done EPP but only in little projects.Thanks!!

  • April 14, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    EPP is my new addiction! I have one that I completed that ended up being a doll crib set. I lost the 200 hexies on a trip. Left them in my airplane seat. Currently working on a Stars and Stripes project from the Hexagogo book! My Hex on the Beach kit is waiting patiently for me! I LOVE it!!!

  • April 14, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    I tried paper piecing a few years ago using the plastic thingies! I just gave up as basting had to be done with glue, it was hard to actually sew the pieces together and then removing the plastics was , well, not as easy as on TV!

    I am now a
    N EPP addict! I have my Baggie filled with thread, scissors, my paper die cuts and either mini charms or 2.5″ scraps! As soon as I get in the car, train or am waiting for an app’t or whatever, out comes my Baggie! I am either basting or sewing my hexes together! Hopefully, someday, I will have a quilt! It is addicting!

  • April 14, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    I have made coasters and a table topper.

  • April 14, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    I have a “Henie bag” that is my current travel project. I just need to figure out something to do with all those hexes now! I would love to win the watermelon pattern!

    Jenny in Florida

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