Long time no sewing – two finished projects

The book “English Paper Piecing” by Claudia Schmidt was the starting point for a table runner.
The pattern is for handsewing, I machine pieced my top, though.

 

When cleaning up my sewing space I noticed a string of leftover patches. They ended up as a pillow.

 

These triangles are true EPP. I sewed them 2014. Read more at the previous post https://e1preininger.wordpress.com/2014/06/27/on-the-design-wall/ Another table mat. The border was rather challenging. It took me hours to sew on the narrow stripes around the triangles.

 

additional info “Lots of Dots”

I found the inspiration for this work in a Japanese Magazine. I took a picture with my camera.

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Fabrics are from Moda “Bright Essential Dots”, chosen by my dear hubby. Only the white and gray came from my stash.

single block

single block

Paper pieces are from Busyfingers Patchwork. White hexagons are 1 inch. When I sewed the gray triangles I used two different methods. Some are stitched by machine with water soluble thread. This is fast but you cannot obtain the same precision, which you get by sewing by hand.