Try it on Tuesday: English Paper Piecing

Today the folks over at Martingale and Company sent me a copy of “English Paper Piecing:  Fresh new Quilts from Bloom Creek” by Vicki Bellino to review.

There are lots of fun projects in the book…12 projects to be exact.  Let me show you a few of my favorites…

How cute is this little framed wall hanging.  I love this so much I could buy the book just for this project.

I am a huge fan of log cabin quilts and this one is really nice.

Here’s a picture of the cover quilt.

If you aren’t familiar with paper piecing or haven’t tried it, no worries.  The front of the book is filled with great instructions.

There are classic and contemporary designs featured in the book.

All in all, I think it’s a book that you might enjoy.  If you’d like a chance to win a copy, just leave a comment telling if you have ever tried paper piecing before.

Last reminder…If you missed the giveaways over the weekend, there is still time to sign up:  Stella LampPin PalLizzie’s Legacy quilt book and Hand Made with Love Quilt book.


90 thoughts on “Try it on Tuesday: English Paper Piecing”

  1. I’m working on a table topper using hexagons and the English Paper Piecing method. It has been a fun project to see progress on. I looked at this book at my local QS and would love to own it!

  2. I have never tried English paper piecing. The projects are tempting enough though perhaps I might. Love the log cabin especially.

  3. I love paper piecing. The projects in this book look great, I’d certainly want to give them all a try.
    Thanks for the give away.

  4. I have tried paper piecong and want to try to get better at it. I love the log cabin quilt. I would love this book.Thanks for the offer!

  5. I have never tried paper piecing. I also love that log cabin quilt in the blue and browns. Maybe that quilt would be the one to get me to try paper piecing. I would love the book.

  6. I have not tried paper piecing yet–it’s on the list of things I want to learn! Thanks for the chance!

  7. I made 2 Grandmothers Flower Garden quilts but haven’t tried any other shape. This books looks very interesting. I agree with you….that star walll hanging looks like something I would make but I like the front cover quilt also. I would love to win this book.

  8. I attempted it before but didn’t create anything. I would love to have a hand work project and I really like a lot of these designs.

  9. Have 4 sizes of the hexie’s papers (with 2 quilts done). Working on 2 or 3 other English Paper Piecing projects also at this time. So guess I’m addicted to EPP, it’s a great portable project.

  10. I love English Paper Piecing. I have done quite a bit of it. I have one full size yellow and blue one ready for borders, and am working on a scrappy one now. Would love to have this book.

  11. yep, i’ve also got a UFO grandmother’s flower garden (hanging diamond variation) that i’ve got 3/4 complete. i’ve been taking it out and looking it over this week, so sometime soon i’ll probably get back on it and finish it. would love to win that book- i also like the cover quilt and that little blue star quilt. I have the fabric to do both of them, so the book would be just the thing to get me started on it.

  12. I have done some paper piecing and love the way it looks. I absolutely love the log cabin quilt as blue and brown together speaks to me. love the cover quilt also along with the blue stars. I would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance to do so.

  13. At least 16 yrs ago or more I made, an English paper pieced baby toy, by hand I also made a much smaller one out of tapestry and velvet to keep for myself, I still have it. ;-> Toni Anne

  14. Yes, I’ve done English paper piecing. Many years ago I started a quilt but used the same colors throughout. I never finished it because i hated the colors. I sent it on to Glady’s who thought she might do something with it. My next one will be in pretty colors!

  15. I have done baby blocks with the EPP method – great hand work for watching TV or travelling. Going to try hexagons next – this book would be a great resource.

  16. Wow! What lovely pictures. I have a little tin with a paper pieced project that I started years ago. Whenever I clean out my craft closet I find it and say I’m going to work on it again…this book could really inspire a person.

  17. I have and am currently working on an English paper piece project. My project is the little hexi table topper in an old maybe a year or two ago quiltmaker magazine. I needed a travel project and that fit the bill. I guess I was inspired by Bonnie Hunter of quiltville fame. I’m closing in on having that project complete. Just 2 more big rosettes and 4 white setting triangles. Then I put those pieces on and I can think about how I’d like to quilt the project. But no rush. This project doesn’t have a deadline!

  18. I have not tried paper piecing yet – I recently bought a cute project just to get myself started, but haven’t started yet. This book would give me motivation!

  19. Oh, the little star wall hanging is very, very cute. It would make a great small project to try EPP. Then…maybe the cover quilt :-) Thanks for the chance.

  20. I learned how to EPP a few months ago and am working on a small table topper. I would love to make some of the projects shown. Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. I have never tried it. It looks like a great project for evenings in front of the tv or afternoons watching the kids at the pool. Thanks for the review.

  22. We had a demonstration of English paper piecing at one of our guild meetings a while back. I really liked doing it, but have not found a project yet. This book looks like it has some good ones!

  23. I’m just starting to get into paper piecing and I think that it’s something that I definitely need to do more of!! I love that small framed quilt. I think that would have to be the first project out of the book that I tried.

  24. I’m signed up to take an English paper piecing class at my local quilt shop in a couple of weeks. I’m needing projects that I can do while waiting for kids to finish music lessons, etc. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book.

  25. I am enjoying a small tumbler quilt with paper piecing — it’s great for an easily portable take-a-long project for the car. The book looks wonderful — beautiful projects!

  26. I am currently working on a hugs and kisses pattern and would love to try some of the patterns you featured.

  27. I do a lot of paper piecing, just finished one of a male and female cardinal. Would like to try English paper piecing.

  28. Hi Jo!
    How in the world can you part with this book?! It looks amazing!! Thanks for the chance to win it!! It looks like it is right up my alley!!
    You take care!

  29. I have done a little bit of paper piecing and have enjoyed. I just haven’t found the right project for more. Thanks for sharing. These quilts look like they might be fun.

  30. I love EPP! Have been working on a traveling quilt for more than a year now.My husband does alot of traveling and I try to go when he’s driving. This quilt is growing and growing. Making it a kings size. So it will be awhile until complete. Thanks for the chance!!

  31. I have a hexi project going… But stalled a bit as my handwork time has been for knitting socks of late. As we are back into warm weather, i think I’ll finish up this last sock & pull out my hexies. I’m using a jelly roll with premade card stock papers…. Perfect! Thanks for the inspiration. I’d love to win that book… Thanks to you & Martingale for the chance!

  32. I’m working on paper piecing hexagons. I haven’t made a complete project yet, but hope to one day. This book looks very nice. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  33. I have paper pieced a fair number of blocks. Is that different from EPP? I’d love to try one of the quilts from this book. Thanks, Jo, for the opportunity to win.

  34. I enjoy English paper piecing, I have done a couple small Grandmothers Flower Garden quilts. I find it very relaxing. This looks like a great book, thanks so much for the chance to win.

  35. I have only made 2 quilt blocks with hexies, but I’ve got a real itch to try something bigger…just looking for the right fabric and the right pattern!!

  36. I just bought some hexagon punches to start a EPP hexie project. Not sure when it will get underway though. Lots of UFO’s to finish before starting something new.

  37. I tried English paper piecing quite a few years ago. Now that it is coming back, I have the hexies cut from magazine inserts but haven’t started them yet. The projects in this book look very interesting — a nice modern approach to the method.

  38. Bonnie Pfrimmer

    I have never tried English paper piecing but I would like to try. I like that Log Cabin quilt. Thanks for sharing.

  39. I LOVE English Paper Piecing! It’s been my go-to project for those times when I want to sew while sitting on the couch or in the rocking chair. This looks like a great book, and I’m always amazed at the variety of looks, styles and patterns that can come from similar techniques!

  40. I have never tried English Paper piecing. A vender at the Lancaster Quilt Show this spring was demoing and giving away hexagon shaped papers and I got some but have not tried it yet. The book looks very interesting… thanks for the giveaway!

  41. I am currently doing an EPP project, Grandmothers garden, with my mother-in-law to keep her connected to us. Would love the patterns to continue after this one is finished. She lives on the other side of the country so we mail pieced flowers to eachother each month, a great way to stay in touch! Thanks for the blog:)

  42. Lynda from Chicago

    Love traveling in the car with hexies, keeps me from watching the road while (the turtle) DH is driving. At this rate someday soon there will be a quilt. This book looks truly interesting.

  43. Love the blue table topper! I haven’t done EPP yet, but I’ve used the GO! Hexi cutter and made a table runner with that. The book looks great!

  44. I have never tried paper piecing but I’d love to try that gorgeous log cabin quilt! Thanks for the chance to enter.

  45. I started EPP because my sister was doing it–so I said, “Let’s give it a try. I like the portability of my small hexies!

  46. I haven’t tried English Paper Piecing yet but this book looks like it might just be the thing that pushes me into trying it! I’ve admired some of the projects I’ve seen done this way and been tempted but never started. This book looks like just the thing to encourage me to do it.

  47. I have always wanted to learn to paper piece. The cover quilt is awesome. Would be great to win.the book. Thanks for giving us a chance.

  48. I have not tried English paper piecing yet but it is something I plan to try. I would love to win this book.

  49. I have tried some EPP projects (Christmas ornaments) in the triangle & square shapes. Just purchased a hexie punch on ebay. Since I semi-retired last year I’m trying lots of new projects. Some work and some don’t, lol!! I would love to win this book.

    Becky in upstate SC

  50. I have never tried English Paper Piecing, but I would really love to try it. I really enjoy doing handwork, like hand piecing, I find it relaxing, so I think that I would enjoy the English Paper Piecing.

  51. I’m working on an EPP hexagon flower quilt now. I love being able to stitch while we’re driving or watching TV. Thanks for the chance to win.

  52. I love EPP…I’ve played with hexis and I decided to try something different this time. Right now I am working on an EPP coffin quilt. I can’t sew on a machine very much right now because I am caring for my grandmother who is failing quickly. The coffin quilt is a way for me to busy my hands while sitting with her and also a way for me to deal with anticipatory grief. Thanks for another giveaway!

  53. I’ve made a couple of small quilts (table toppers/wall hangings) with EPP flowers & leaves around a pieced center and with tumblers that has flowers and leaves in the border. Working (forever) on my GFG–hope to make it queen sized eventually! Sew relaxing and great for doing something while watching TV! I’d love to win this book!! Thanks for opportunity

  54. lorene holbrook

    I have just started a grandmother’s flower garden. only 3 blocks so far. I am enjoying it very much!

  55. Brenda Hulsey

    I started one a long time ago but ran out of the fabric I had been working with. When I went to get more they had sold all of it! I finally gave it to someone else to work on. I would love to try again!

  56. I LOVE paper piecing and have considered buying the book several times. It has SO many great projects. But, I’m trying to be reasonable and finish some projects before tempting myself to start another one (or two or ten).

  57. Lynne in Hawaii

    I have never tried English paper piecing but it is on my bucket list. Love a chance to win this! Thanks for the opportunity.

  58. I did a grandmothers flower garden. Loved it!!!
    just did a 30’s bom that had hexie flowers and i used english paper piecing. Turned out perfect:)

  59. Oh I really like the brown and blue log cabin. Haven’t tried English Paper Piecing. Looks like
    a great book. Maybe need a summer project.

  60. Bonnie S. Harrell

    I just started English paper piecing about a month ago and now have lots and lots of little hexies! It is really addicting and I am now looking for things to make with all of them. The book looks great and I could sure use it – thanks for the chance to win!

  61. I haven’t had the chance to try EPP yet, I would love to win this book. Thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

  62. I haven’t done any hexagons yet – but I am so tempted with all the neat ones I have seen on the internet – have saved lot of paper scraps to cut patterns from – maybe get brave enough to give it a try… This book looks like it has lots of info on how to and great projects.
    Thanks for the chance.

  63. I have tried to paper piece a couple times and found it hard for me to do a great job but willing
    to try again with better instructions and some easy projects to try. This book looks like it would
    give me the “lift up” to do a better job.

  64. I am teaching myself to do EPP but could always use some good tips. Hand stitching is not my best friend. Still working on even stitches but am enjoying learning. Just taught myself to blanket stitch and really enjoyed that. Would love to view more of the projects in this book. Thanks for the chance to win.

  65. I have not tried EPP, but it is on my list of things to learn and I adore that Log Cabin quilt. Would love to have the book, thanks for the chance to win it.

  66. I have tried EPP before and I really enjoyed it. I really want to try more projects using EPP, and the log cabin quilt would be a perfect choice for a wedding quilt for my daughter! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

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