I have tried English paper piecing in the past and haven’t gotten far. It’s too tedious for me I think. However, I recently gave it another shot. I downloaded the Wafers pattern from Nellie’s Niceties on Etsy (and for just over a buck, you can’t go wrong!) and immediately cut out fabrics for pieces. I stuck with Anna Maria Horner and then added some indigo chambray for the other shaped pieces.
It took me about four hours total to get all my pieces assembled so that I could start piecing the top. I had a pillow cover in mind, and needed to hurry since it’s for the handmade birthday club I’m part of. And her birthday is very very quickly approaching. 😳
After one night, that’s all the progress I made. I think I’m the slowest person I know at hand sewing. My hands end up cramping, my thimble was waging a war, and I quit for the night. The next morning, I came back at it with a better attitude and a fresh spirit. And lots of coffee.
Day two- and still not finished. I’m sure I was being completely unreasonable in my time expectations for this project considering my lack of EPP experience. Like I said, I don’t have
any a lot of patience.
But I stuck with it… And very slowly it came together. Just today I finally finished the pillow top. Now I need to baste it, quilt it, trim it up and add a zippered backing for the pillow cover. ☺️