Sunday, June 10, 2018

Where Flowers Bloom Blog Hop



A big thanks to Carla (Creatin' in the Sticks) for bringing us this hop!
Here's the list of today's participants:
Monday, June 11th
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I have two projects to share with you. The first is something I designed for National Nonwovens using their new WoolFelt color line called "In Harmony."

It's a round candle mat measuring 12", and it uses all the colors in the new line. Since it has a floral theme, I thought it appropriate to share it in this hop:


The free pattern for this project can be found here.

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I made the second project specifically for this hop. I really love English Paper Piecing but have only used hexagons when I've done it in the past. For this project, I used three different shapes. It was really fun to figure out how they all worked together.


Here's a color mock-up of the configuration that I used:

After sewing all the shapes together, I appliqued the unit onto fabric and made it into a pillow. The fabric is my own yellow gingham design, and is available in my Spoonflower shop.

So here's the finished piece, which I'm calling "Blooms Pillow":


If you'd like to make your own, here are the templates for the shapes. You'll have to print the template page on card stock once for each of the bloom units (four times total). The .pdf file also contains the color illustration shown above. The pillow itself was made with two 16.5" pieces of fabric, with a finished size of approximately 16".

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Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. I will reply to all comments here on the blog, since we are, unfortunately, no longer receiving email notifications of replies through Blogger.

Be sure to visit everyone else in the hop:

58 comments:

  1. Lovely EPP pillow. I love EPP shapes and new ideas, as you may know.

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    1. EPP is so much fun. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. oh, I love your pillow! So sweet! Thank you for providing the templates! Hopte to try it out during summer!

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  3. Love your designs. Thank you for sharing the templates.

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  4. Your flowers are so pretty Elizabeth. I love the candle mat, but that pillow really has me. I downloaded the templates (THANK YOU!) Thank you, also, for joining Where Flowers Bloom. Your post is super inspirational and has me ready to EPP.

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    1. Thanks so much Carla! both projects were really fun to make.

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  5. I love the flowers! It fits so nicely on the pillow. And your candle mat is awesome, too! I would love to make it one day.

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    1. Thanks so much Danette! I hope you try both projects!

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  6. Love both your projects! The EPP design for the pillow is a great use of the shapes. Thanks for sharing you creativity and beautiful designs ... :-) Pat

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    1. Thanks so much Pat, I really appreciate it!

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  7. Flowery pillows are the best! Nice job.

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  8. What a cute pillow; I loved the different shapes you used. EPP is right up my alley but I love hand sewing so that helps. I'll keep your layout in mind for future projects.

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  9. Your pillow is so cute...I love how the shapes all came together!

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  10. I absolutely love wool applique. Your tulip candle mat is gorgeous. And that pillow...so bright and springy! Perfect blooms!

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    1. Thanks so much Joan, I really appreciate the kind words!

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  11. Those flowers remind me of dogwood or magnolia - either way, they're very pretty!

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  12. Love both your projects. The tulip mat is adorable, but I'm in love with your Blooms pillow. Perfection!

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    1. Thanks so much Charlene, I really enjoyed making both projects.

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  13. Very very cute the rules are so pretty..tytyty for sharing with us.. happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  14. Gosh Elizabeth, I love both of these, the wool project is just beautiful and such a great color combo. The pillow is fun and lovely. I love that gingham print of yours.

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    1. Thanks so much Marian! Gingham is just so cheerful, isn’t it?

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  15. Great job! I love the gingham pillow!

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  16. Both your projects are beautiful! I love the look of epp and wish my hands would let me! But I do so enjoy see the projects made with the technique! Your candle mat is gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks so much Lisa, I really appreciate the kind words!

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  17. Lovely and that pillow is beautiful. The pattern is so simple yet springy. thanks for sharing the details so we can perhaps try one ourselves.

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  18. Love both of your projects, pillow would be perfect in my kitchen, just sayin.

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    1. lol you should definitely make one! Thanks so much!

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  19. Both projects look like fun to create! I'd like to try the candle mat using fabric rather than wool...thank you for the pattern! Great work!

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    1. That would be really interesting, I hope you give it a shot! Thanks for stopping by.

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  20. I like EPP but I found I never had the staying power for the traditional flower format. Your design is awesome and I might be able to hang in there long enough to accomplish it. Thanks for the templates. You wool tulips are beautiful.

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    1. It's so satisfying to do a smaller project that can be completed relatively quickly. Thanks for your kind comments!

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  21. Two wonderful projects which would be so much fun to make. I was in a shop looking at wool just today, wondering what I could make, and this could be the perfect design!

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    1. Thanks so much Susan! I hope you give the tulip mat a try.

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  22. Thank you for sharing your pattern. Both projects are perfect for the hop. I want to try the pillow now. It is such a cheerful fun pillow.

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    1. Thanks so much Sherry; have fun with the projects!

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  23. Lovely projects! I enjoy working with wool and I like to EPP once in a while. Thanks for sharing your pillow design with us.

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  24. They are both just lovely! I really should work with wool a bit more... one day :) xx

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  25. Love your candle mat and pillow! Really cute! I've never worked with wool but I bought a small owl kit to try out since my dear granddaughter loves her some owls!!

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    1. Thanks so much Brenda! I think you’ll really enjoy working with wool.

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  26. I love the cheerful pillow! Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Your pillow is sew pretty! I haven't done any EPP yet so your little project might be just the one to start with. Thanks for the templates.

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    1. Thanks! You should definitely give EPP a try.

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