Monday, March 10, 2014

MMSC - Week 10

First off, how is it almost mid-March already? Craziness. Hard to believe we're 10 weeks into the New Year.

I must give the Monday Morning Star Count at Life Under Quilts a big shout out … because of the inspiration and motivation I've gained from this link party, I have done almost as much EPPing in 10 weeks as I did the entire 6 months I EPP'd last year. (I only started EPPing in June.) I am more hooked on EPP than ever! (And my lack of cross stitch progress is showing it. Teehee.)

So, on to the real business … progress photos!

Again, I found basting to be therapeutic and relaxing this week and I managed to get 20 hexies done. That's 85 hexies basted since Jan 1 (my New Year's goal was to baste 100 before Dec 31, 2014) and 204 in total.

This weekend I also plucked up the courage and stitched together 3 of the big diamonds in my 6-point star:

Taking out some more of the papers was totally satisfying, I can't wait to do it again.

Finally, I am still being tempted into a new project start by my fabrics … resistance is weakening. (Sorry for the smidgeon of blurriness.)

This post is also linked up to the Hexie Weekend at A Quilting Reader's Garden and the "in hand" epp link party at Splish Splash Stash.


  1. Great progress! I feel the same way in regards to fabrics calling me to start new projects :) I don't know how much longer I can hold out!!

  2. The brown star center of your green star looks great!

  3. You have such pretty fabrics!

  4. I agree that basting is therapeutic- the rhythm is soothing like knitting, and you can still think about something else while you work. It's lovely.

  5. Your diamond is looking great. It feels so good to be able to take papers out as you get pieces sewn together.

  6. Isn't it funny? I love getting to take the papers out, too! I can't tell which I love more - your batik hexies or those awesome diamonds. Beautiful work!

  7. Beautiful EPP work and love your fabrics choice!!

  8. congratulations on being able to remove some papers! I bet that feels great. I wouldn't really know yet. lol. I hope you're able to keep up the good pace you have going.

    thanks for linking up with In Hand EPP party. =)