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Stars on the Lawn

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While my orange medallion sits on the wall and stares back at me just waiting for that next burst of inspiration, this is another project that keeps me busy. I’ve been following Jessica over at Life Under Quilts for a long time, and got inspired by her love of English paper piecing. Actually, I’d tried it out myself years ago, making a small pouch that I saw in a Japanese quilt book. I enjoy hand sewing and it turned out well, but cutting out all the pieces of paper seemed like waaayyyy too much work to make it a regular thing. Then I learned from Jessica that you can buy paper or plastic templates for EPP. They make it so much easier (I want to sew, not paper craft!), and I have become a full on convert.

Stars EPP

I started these stars on an overseas flight to Japan last summer. I work slowly on this (as with all my projects), when I am on the move somewhere or watching the news. I have a few chunks put together, but it’s mostly a growing stack of stars. We leave on a long road trip next month. Wonder how many I can get done?