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  • Total submissions: 15
  • Total countries: 5
  • Total provinces: 1
  • Total states: 9

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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 14, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    I well that should be a “hexie bag” auto correct fail!

    Jenny in Florida

  • April 14, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    I have only tried a little sample of a EPP of Grandmother’s Flower Garden to use in a sampler quilt. I am tempted to try again and especially like the watermelon hexagon quilt.

  • April 14, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    I have made quite a few hexagon quilts but never tried paper piecing. It just seems one step I don’t need.

  • April 14, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    I have made several EPP quilts and have one on the go right now – so already heavily addicted! It is such fun and very portable.

  • April 14, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    The quilts were very well done……I have done some paperpiecing but not Grandma’s garden. Lovely quilts that everyone entered.

  • April 14, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    I tried paper piecing but found it a little difficult. I kept getting the needle in the paper.

  • April 14, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    I enjoy hexies as a travel project to always have going. They are amazing, and sometimes I just use them as accents on another type of quilt.

  • April 14, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    I have never EPP, but it is on my list to try. I even bought some hexie templates at JoAnn’s. Now I need to just sit down and do it. I have lots and lots of scraps to work from.

  • April 14, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    I haven’t tried EPP. Is there a trick to cutting out all the hexigon shapes?

  • April 14, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Great quilts. It’s so hard to pick just two. I’ve never done English paper piecing…just haven’t tried it, but it’s on my “To Do” list. I’ve seen so many pretty quilts using this method.

  • April 14, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    I have only tried my hand at paper piecing once and that was during last years block of the month on Craftsy. I loved being able to work on the block while watching a show.

  • April 14, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    I have EPP’d for about 20 years. My best tip is make sure your papers are accurate and your fabric corners tightly folded round them!

  • April 14, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    I love the hexagon paper piecing and made a round table topper using fruit fabric and plastic hexes instead of paper. Love them! I love the watermelon quilt and would love that pattern!

  • April 14, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    I always thought the hexagons and grandma’s flower garden were very old fashioned. Well, they are but the patterns are timeless and beautiful. With new fabrics, this has been totally reinvented!

  • April 14, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    I have never done English Paper Piecing. I do foundation paper piecing. Seeing the above contest entries I am ready to try. Hope one of the two I voted for wins. So eye appealing.

  • April 14, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    So beautiful! I have not done EPP but have some hexagon quilts, as Grandmother’s Flower Garden. Think I’ll try the Dresden Wreath first. Thank you. Congratulations to all who shared….they’re all winners…just keeping quilts in the limelight!

  • April 14, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    That watermelon looks good enough to eat!

  • April 14, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    I haven’t tried EPP yet. I’m very interested but a little afraid at the same time. It is on my ‘to try’ list.

  • April 14, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    I made coasters for an online ugly fabric swap about three years ago. I really enjoyed it, however have not done any since. The watermelon runner makes me want to try it again.

  • April 14, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    I have not tried EEP, mostly because I do not enjoy hand sewing. I haven’t researched the machine methods yet, but sounds interesting.

  • April 14, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    I love paper piecing because many years ago I was a cross-stitcher – then I purchased my first embroidery machine. I liked those days (after the littles were in bed) to create on a small scale. I like the computerization now; however, I still do EPP to keep my “hand” in !}

  • April 14, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    I started aanEPP “ISpy”wall hanging for my grandaughter when she was 5 yrs old. She is 21 now and just gave birth to her own daughter, so I guess its time to finish it for my GGdaughter.

  • April 14, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    I have done Grandmother’s Flower Garden. It is a scrap quilt I started 20 years ago and am still working on it. The quilt is rather large now. I just need to square up the edges and finish it.

  • April 14, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    I have never paper pieced before but I have been watching many tutorials and I am really looking forward to starting! I am just getting comfortable with regular piecing, can’t wait to start the paper piecing, it looks like so much fun! Great giveaway! I absolutely LOVE the watermelon!! And I will be voting on my favorite piece :)!

  • April 14, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    I love EPP! I have done two hexie quilts (baby size) and a table runner. I have a star pattern going right now with no idea where it will end. Love the watermelon pattern!

  • April 14, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    I have worked one EPP and continue to every trip we go on! Great to do while traveling. I love your watermelon!

  • April 14, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Hexies can be very addicting and funnnnnnnnnnnn!

  • April 15, 2013 at 1:44 am

    I have not worked on any EPP yet because I am still learning some of the quilting basics. It is something that I eventually plan to try.

  • April 15, 2013 at 4:12 am

    This is a lovely collection of entries :)

  • April 15, 2013 at 4:50 am

    Wow – how clever are these quilters. I’ve not tried EPP – not sure I heave enough patience but would love to give it a go.

  • April 15, 2013 at 6:10 am

    When I do english paperpiecing I use handquilting thread. It’s strong and doesn’t tear as easily. As well as doesn’t get tangled up as much. Most of the time I use gray as it matches most colors.

  • April 15, 2013 at 6:16 am

    I have done some paper piecing (and I enjoyed it) but don’t believe I have done English paper piecing. I would like to make a quilt with hexagons one of these days–it’s on my to-do list!

  • April 15, 2013 at 7:37 am

    I like to do EPP – and I think it is a very good projekt for traveling, you can have it in a small box.

  • April 15, 2013 at 8:34 am

    I have tried the hexagons with not much luck maybe if I when I can learn to do it right… Love the watermelon pattern, you could add ants!!

  • April 15, 2013 at 8:37 am

    I have not tried it yet, but would love to try. There is no particular reason I haven’t tried it yet other than that I’m trying to finish several other projects I’ve already started!

  • April 15, 2013 at 9:08 am

    I’ve only made a few hexies as a purse embellishment. I just love the watermelon runner!

  • April 15, 2013 at 9:22 am

    I’ve made a few hexie flowers before, they are fun to make!

  • April 15, 2013 at 9:29 am

    I love EPP. I entered a quilt last week for Spring and should have waited to enter it this week. Oh well, next time I’ll check the schedule. I love your watermellon. Very nice!

  • April 15, 2013 at 9:35 am

    I have not yet tried English paper piecing, but have had it on my list of things to do for a few years now. I would love to win this charming pattern and supplies.

  • April 15, 2013 at 9:40 am

    I am working on a pies and tarts quilt that has 100 8 piece pies and 100 8 pieced tarts in batiks. Instead of sewing the material to stay on the papers I have used starch and a hot iron. Works beautifully and no thread to remove.

  • April 15, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Love english paper piecing! It’s something you can do anywhere. Currently working on a hexagon quilt …

  • April 15, 2013 at 10:11 am

    I just started EPP a few weeks ago. Love the watermelon pattern!

  • April 15, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Wish I could finish my Hexies, I am stuck! Still, I am thinking I can finish a current project and submit for next weeks challenge!

  • April 15, 2013 at 10:50 am

    When I first joined a guild, one of our first projects was EPP. We were making a quilt for a raffle. We had been given the background fabric and it was a poly blend. Not too much fun to work with, but I don’t think cotton was the norm in those days. We did get it finished and it was a very successful raffle.

  • April 15, 2013 at 11:07 am

    I started making hexies about 6 months ago as a portable project for car, plane, lunch hour. I am completely hooked and absolutely love them.

  • April 15, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    I do not quilt but my mom’s good friend and pen pal in Gernany does and has submitted the project “Thinking of Liz”. I have a friend that I met in Kindergarden we are now in grade 11 and still besties – her family has donated many crafty projects. I would love to win kit for her and maybe one day she would submit a project of our Friendship. Great job everyone! Keep up the great work!

  • April 15, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Yes, I have English Paper Pieced and am definitely not an expert but do love to do it. Working on a project at this time but it is tiny hexis and will take some time.

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