Category Archives: English Paper Piecing

“I Don’t Have Time…”

It can be tricky to find time for your hobby, especially when it involves another hobby (traveling). I asked the quilters in my quilt along group how they make time for sewing their National Parks patterns. Some use EPP, some FPP. You will be inspired! What I do is at the bottom. Do you have […]

Handmade Gift Giving Guide

I realized not too long ago, that for the past I-don’t-know-how-many-years, I have given homemade gifts for Christmas. One year, it was a painting, another year I made felt floral wreaths, another year I made a linoleum print. When you are crafty, I think you probably are more inclined to MAKE gifts instead of BUY […]

EPP Guide for Tiny Pieces

Part 1 English paper piecing is normally used with larger, geometric templates…not small, fiddly pieces.  I LOVE the precision and ease of English paper piecing…so I use smaller pieces to create details that are normally reserved for foundation paper piecing. I’ve discovered an easy way to deal with small or thin templates, so you don’t […]

Make a National Park Quilt

Your quilt can tell a story…where you have been…what happened…the adventures you’ve had…and the memories you’ve made!  I stood on the edge of Bryce Canyon, captivated by the magnificent contrast between the crisp bluebird sky and the warm glow of the hoodoos. I wished there was a way to capture this moment. Out of this […]

Paper Piecing Essentials

This blog post started out as EPP essentials, but truthfully, these are items I use frequently for both foundation AND paper piecing!! Everyone has a different EPP ‘setup’, and you have to find what works for you.  Some people use a plastic box, others use a pouch.  I use a fabric ‘folder’ with a zipper […]

Glamping Through the National Parks

Summer will be here before you know it!  Summers mean longer days.  Adventures (whether in your backyard or across the country).  Road trips (down the road, or unplugged from ‘reality’). Choose Your Own Adventure It was a huge mindset shift for me to think of adventures in terms of what I can accomplish.  It might […]