I’ve really been having fun playing with English Paper Piecing (EPP) ever since I got Diane Gilleland’s All Points Patchwork and made my very first EPP project.
I reviewed that book here. In a nutshell – it’s absolutely fabulous.
Every time I look at a hexie template – especially when it’s solo and surrounded by other fabric – I see an eyeball. 🙂 So when Diane asked me to participate in a Halloween EPP Blog hop I leaped at the chance.
The design is super easy. Make a bunch of hexies and then start playing around with them.
I made 96 black hexies using all the black-on-black fabrics in my scraps, and 14 green hexies, two each of all my acid green scraps.
Then I started playing around with the arrangement and joining them together.
I put the matching eyes together in pairs, and then added 1/2″ felt circles. If you make them “look” in the same direction, they’ll look like pupils to the eyes.
Frame your eyeballs in a hoop using this method.
You could make just a single pair of eyeballs for a fast little project in a small hoop, or a whole bunch of eyeballs for a bigger piece.
How many eyeballs do you want to sew?
I’m not the only one getting spooky with my EPP.
A lot of my favorite designers are playing along! Want to see what they’ve made? Check out the links below.
New designers will be added every day this week – so keep checking back. 🙂