Wednesday, 14 February 2018

The Curve Motion Medallion: Month 1

I'm on a bit of an EPP kick this year so far. I've started the Mandolin Quilt and the Tula Nova quilt, I'm still working on Ice Cream Soda and Round We go, and I'm also paper piecing some of my Farmers Wife blocks... but this new EPP project is a bit different.... it's curved EPP.

Doesn't it look smart in its box! This is the Curve Motion Medallion designed by Louisa at Sew Motion. Every month she sends templates for curved EPP, some lovely Alison Glass fabric, and for this first month we got a glue pen too. Next month's installment and then ongoing also comes with the background fabric you need and it's perfect for quilt as you go! In 16 months time I'll have a quilt. In theory.

The first month is the centre of the quilt and is made up of two rings: a smaller pinky-purple one...

And a much larger blue one.

This is the first time that I have done much curved EPP (I've done a little for my much-neglected Dear Jane), and I've been using flat-back-stitch instead of whip stitch. I was a little apprehensive when I started but that pink ring went together beautifully - it was far quicker than I expected and the stitch was far easier than I expected. The blue ring, which is the largest in the quilt, inevitably took a lot longer. It did seem to be endless, if I'm honest. But I know next month we're back to the smaller rings!

If you want to sign up, then head over to Sew Motion's website!