You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘optical illusion quilts’ tag.

I’ve recently designed a new 3-D quilt using EPP ( or English Paper Piecing), called  Modern Attic Windows.

 

WHAT IS EPP OR ENGLISH PAPER PIECING?

English paper piecing is a classic technique that continues to thrill modern day quilters. It is a beloved quilting technique that can be used in so many different kinds of projects.

English paper piecing (commonly called EPP) is the technique of wrapping fabric around a paper piece to stabilize and form a specific shape. 

The fabric is basted around pre-cut paper shapes and then sewn together by hand, usually with a whipstitch or a ladder stitch. After the pieces are all sewn together, the foundation papers and basting stitches are removed. This is a fun and simple way to create complex blocks

 

 

I really enjoy this slow stitching process, it’s my go-to hand work when I travel. Thought you’d enjoy seeing the step by step process. Let’s get started picking fabric. Need a light, a dark and some colorful fabrics .

 

Cutting out the pieces, paper pieces are the ready, loving the look of this quilt already!

 

Pieces are basted, getting ready to stitch!

 

Stitching away, this is so much fun!

 

Blocks are coming together, can’t believe how fast they are to make.

 

Putting the blocks into rows. . .

 

Here it is, all finished!!!  My new EPP pattern – Modern Attic Windows! I adored creating this pattern and making this quilt, it was so much fun!

Pattern, papers and optional cutting templates available at Paper Pieces: https://www.paperpieces.com/modern-attic-windows .

Can’t wait to see what you do with yours. To share your creations, be sure to use the #modernatticwindows

Advertisements

 I love sharing my enthusiasm for optical illusions with quilters.  I enjoy inspiring people with my books and designs. 

Recently I received a lovely email from Jo Ann Cross, a optical illusions devotee as I am. She shared one of her lovely original designs with me and I wanted to share it with all of you.

Beautiful quilt, Jo Ann!  Love it!

 

 jo-ann-cross

Karen Combs is a internationally known quilt teacher, author and fabric designer. Visit her web site at http://www.karencombs.com

Follow me on Twitter

Categories

Archives

Pages

Advertisements