English Paper Piecing, called EPP for short, is a hand sewing technique used in quilting. It features using shapes of card stock to keep the fabric in the correct sizes and shapes.
If this is your first time trying English Paper Piecing, this video might help you see the two main types of stitches you can use. I’d suggest you try out both and see which way you prefer.
Brimfield Blocks – that’s what caught my EPP attention!
As I am somewhat new to the EPP world, I’ll be honest: I don’t really know what I am doing here, but I want to share this journey with you because I am having a blast learning along the way! I learned some English Paper Piecing tricks last month at quilt con and I haven’t been able to put it down ever since.
I saw the Brimfield Blocks and immediately fell in love, and knew I had to try it. And since I am the type of person to always dive right in, I got the paper pieces in 3 sizes: Bitty Brimfield, Baby Brimfield, and the regular size Brimfield. I plan to make all the sizes and incorporate them all into one quilt.
Towards the end of February, my mom, aunt and I visited Nashville for a long weekend to attend Quilt Con. My mom and I had gone in 2017 when it was in Savannah and that event was a pivotal point for me in connecting me with this amazing quilting community. I was so excited to get re-connected with the people I met 2 years ago and to meet some new friends face-to-face for the first time.
It was an amazing trip filled with so many great experiences. If you want to see Quilt Con in action, I have archived some of my Instagram stories into an archive called “Quilt Con”. Here are just a few highlights of the trip.