I first designed this shape back in 2014, just before the beginning of the last summer Olympics. It's modeled after a traditional architectural shape: the ogee.
Here is a picture of my first quilt made using it. (I don't have a finished picture, as it is still with the longarmer, but I hope to get it back soon.)
|Olympic Ogees - 2014|
Jump forward four years. I don't have as much time to sit and piece by hand so my EPP has been languishing. Recently, however, a friend of mine shared a video online that has changed my life.* Turns out you can do EPP by machine.
EPP. By. Machine.
I know right?!
All you need is a high quality monofilament for your top thread and a short, narrow zig zag on your machine. This gave me a very fine excuse to play with Helga! (She's the machine I first learned to quilt on, but as I have a new Juki, I rarely play with her any more. I think she gets lonely.)
Prepare your pieces as usual by wrapping the fabric around the paper shapes, then stitch on your sewing machine.
I was able to finish the ogee shape above in two hours, counting the time it took me to glue all the pieces to the papers.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go EPP all the things!
|Even Professor Snape approves of this magic!|
*I can't find a link to the video, any more, but I'm nearly certain it was someone from Cotton and Chocolate demonstrating the technique.