Sunday, 5 August 2018

brimfield blocks

I thought I'd share my latest project obsession
I've started making the brimfieldblockstar quilt, aka " Linda meets brimfield with love"

All was quite around here today so I spent some time doing a spot of slow stitching. As I've just discovered, this quilt is full of creative opportunites to fussy cut and use -ve space. I started out with a couple of fabrics I had recently purchased from the new lovedtopieces collection and a scrappy assortment of other AGF fabrics. It'll be interesting to see how it all comes together as I'm using my usual approach and just planning each block individually.

It's been awhile since I did any EPP, so nice to slow down & simply stitch. I'm using a 'whip' stitch to join things. Those melon shaped curves were a tad challenging, but I got the hang of it by the time I was onto adding no.5!

True to form, I'm having a bit of a battle over my background fabric choice. My initial pick was AGF pure elements in grapefruit, but I'm still tossing up about that. So I'll hold fire and not actually stitch this first block down until I've made a few more up & see how they all look together.

Only eleven more blocks to go, very do-able I think.
Linking up tomorrow with Kathy from kathysquilts for 'slow sunday stitching'
and with Cynthia for 'oh scrap' over here

Here's the links for a few EPP tips & tricks that I came across -
a beautiful post by Florence from flossieteacakes here
and another informative one here 'EPP101' by Jodi from talesofcloth
oh, and check out this link here to see Jen Kingwell chatting about EPP


  1. Oh, I love this! Especially the part where it's five points instead of six - makes for such a lively design!
    Have you tried the flat back stitch for joining the pieces? I've been using it for my hexies and am now a big fan.

  2. Your blocks are coming along so nicely and your fussy cutting!! Fabulous.
    I have this Brimfield quilt in my sights too :)

  3. Looking good Linda! I looked at this a while ago but decided I had too many other projects competing for my time, I shall enjoy watching your progress.

  4. I dug my pattern out and plan to get back to work on it to - the melon does add a challenge but after the first one of two it was figured out!

  5. This is lovely Linda! I can’t wait to see what direction this one goes. Your color choices are always so beautiful. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  6. Beautiful block! Lots of hand work going on. The fabrics are gorgeous too.

  7. Your blocks are so very pretty! The fabrics work so well together! Honestly, your quilt is going to come out so gorgeous!

  8. Once you get into the rhythm of things it is amazing how quickly it goes together. A pretty result.

  9. A charming fabric pull for your block. You’ll have fun with this.

  10. I love that EPP is back 'in fashion' with full force. So many have the bug....or obsession!

  11. Are you glue basting them all? You'll become and EPP addict like so many of us now ....


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