Welcome to my stop on the Travellin' Pic-Stitch Blog Hop! Thanks to Laura at Quokka Quilts and Katy at The Littlest Thistle for giving me the motivation I needed to learn the art of English Paper Piecing.
When my husband and I got married almost a decade ago, our lives were in transition and we didn't go away on honeymoon. A couple of summers ago, we decided to go on that "honeymoon we never had" (our third). On a whim, we chose Spain.
One of the cities we visited was Segovia, which is famous for it's 2,000 year old aqueduct system:
My inspiration photo for my EPP blocks is a picture of street signs leading to the Alcázar. I used Palette Builder at Play Crafts for the colors:
Pulling fabric was a challenge since most of my stash is packed away in boxes at a friend's house. From the limited selection I had access to at home, I pulled a Jennifer Paganelli Bell Bottom print in green, herringbone in yellow from Riley Blake's Apple of My Eye, Kona Cerise, and Heath in black.
Working under a very steep learning curve, I went with EPP hexies and stitched up a few Grandmother's Flower Garden blocks.
I think I'm officially addicted to English Paper Piecing!
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