It’s my turn for the Dots on Dots Blog Hop. Many thanks to Corrie and Madame Samm for hosting another awesome hop.
I love dots. I have a lot of dots in my stash but I still continue to buy them…
Here is the block I stitched yesterday.
|English paper Piecing|
For the first time, instead of basting the fabric to the paper templates, I used a glue pen (purchased from Romania, how cool is that!).
I loved working with it – in no time I had all the pieces ready to sew. But I confess – this task is boring!
And pulling out the paper templates took me a while.
I love this quick option, it is fabulous for a small project but I don’t think I would use it for a 3000 piece project.Or, who knows ?I will tell when I start a new 3000 piece project!
I am not in the best mood these days, but I enjoyed stitching this block.
And today’s apple!
|Found on Etsy|
Sunshine Girl says
Oooh I think its lovely – love todays apple too! Thanks for sharing.
It is so cute and I too love the apples! it would be a great cross stitch motif!
Apples and dots, perfect for you!
Lovely English paper piecing block, Geta!
I love your block Geta. Hope your mood improves (how could it not, with polka dots around you?) Thanks for sharing.
I love your dotty block Geta! I was interested to read your comments on the glue pen – I haven't tried one yet!
Heleen Groot says
PINK! I love pink. I love your block. It looks lovely. I've never tried english paper piecing, but I am getting really tempted by the patterns on your block. I'll be back for them!
That's a lovely block and the apples are great.
Oh Geta you did a lovely paper pieced block. In Scandinavia, especially Denmark, but I am from Sweden, it is common among the quilting ladies to sew EPP. I have started a quilt top with big hexies some months ago and it is now my favorite during watching TV. But I will not try glue pen as I think it will be a hard work to remove the paper piecies.
I am a follower of your blog and I think I will soon try one of your pattern.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful dotty block
Madame Samm says
Good Morning Geta…sew nice to see you in our hop..missed you greatly…your block is lovely..reminds me of a lady bees all in pink ….
Great block and the apple of the day is wonderful!
The best application for the glue pen I have found is when I want to make a framed "framed hexagon". Since there are 2 layers to the frame and the second frame is actually being wrapped around the back to the front to make a second frame, the first set of hexes continued to slip. I used the glue pen on the second frame, but I do not have to sew through the glue.
I have been admiring your work for some time now…I pray your mood improves…Thanks for all you share. If it would improve your mood, I will email you a picture of my hexagon jacket?Thanks for the pretty pink hexie flower pictures!
Your dotty GFG is lovely!
I love the 3D effect you've created, as well as the pink shades! Beautiful block!
Your block is so cute. It looks like a girly soccer ball to me. Love those apples too. Very dot appropriate.
patchouli moon studio says
Vroomans' Quilts says
Sweet block – whether glued or stitched – I find these very hard to work on. Your stitching is just beautiful.
tink's mom says
great job on the block, bright and cheery color choice. Love the apples. Thanks
Cindy Staub says
Love your block! I like to do English Paper Piecing when I'm traveling, this would be a fun block to try, thank you for sharing. 🙂
So pretty!. I am in awe of anyone who can do English paper piecing!
Stitched by hand? Or stitched by machine? Wow that is beautiful. I don't know that I would be too thrilled with peeling the glue off either unless it was a temporary bond like post it notes.. maybe. The block, like everything you do is just fantastic!!
Thanks for sharing your beautiful project…and those apples? oh, my!!
Your block is great! Nice work.
Very pretty! blessings, marlene
Cute block. I just have to try English paper piecing one of these days.
carla (http://dancingmoon-carla.blogspot.com/) says
Hi!!! Your block is very pretty!!! I like the apples too!!!
Carrie P. says
really neat block. well done.
I really like your hexagon block! I use glue sticks all the time when quilting! I buy them by the case! (I have also used the SewLine Glue pens similar to what you bought from Romania, but available in the US. They're a lot less messy!) Great job!
Just Carol says
I wouldn't even attempt a block like this–it's a beautiful block! Thanks for sharing and I hope your mood changes soon. :O)
WOW! I love your block. I have some hexagon that I would love to try on a pattern like this. I visited Romania last year and had the BEST time. The food was wonderful too. I looked at your posts and love what you do. Thanks for sharing.
Your block is wonderful!
Your Paperpieced block is adorable , love the colors you have chosen. Thanks for sharing.
Wow…fabulous idea. I am working on a block for the Craftsy block of the month last night using the English Paper Piecing. After just a few hexagon…I have a new respect for those quilts made of hexies. Thanks for sharing.
Geta, your projects always amaze me. Your English paper piecing is fabulous and so are all the little apple you have been featuring! Thanks!
I have admired your projects for a long time. You do wonderful work. (Like your apple a day series)
Love your circle block. So pretty. And those apples are adorable.
Those apples are adorable!!! Great block!
Such a sweet dotty block in EPP. I love it. I love sewing EPP and have two projects on it way to finishing. Those apples are so sweet..Thanks for sharing with us today…Judith, Texas
The pink dots are nice. It turned out really good. And loving the orange apples, cute!
Gmama Jane says
Lovely Hexies in my favorite color..PINK!!
Rebeckah Austin says
Charlene S says
A touch of glue and BIG hexies make it so much easier! Hope you begin to feel better soon. Playing in my studio usually makes me feel better!
really loving the apple series
Love your block! The pink and red go together nicely.
Joyce Carter says
Loved your block! It is really cute. I haven't seen this design before, but I can tell you did so much work on it. Great job.Love the apples, too.Thanks for sharing.
Jane's Fabrics and Quilts says
Oh that is such a beautiful block! I adore the colors!
Messy Karen says
your block is beautiful.
Needled Mom says
Pretty block of dots!!
Kathy H says
Cute dotty hexies. I love the apples too. I was looking at some of your other posts and your quilting is just beautiful.
I like that your hexies are of a different shape, the effect is very nice.
How cute…I love the apples…You sure have great ideas.
ROSEMARY B here:
OH MY GOODNESS Greta, your block is sooooo adorable, so cute! I love pink a lot and red, this is just sweet as can be.
I also like very much those apples!
are those buttons?? I love them
thank you for sharing your creativity, it is lovely
Barbara Woods says
love your dots
what an interesting block. This is totally new to me. Thanks for sharing your talent. I hope things start to make you get into a better mood. I know I go through that a lot myself.
Love your hexagon circle! Wonderful work as always. Thanks for the inspiration!!
Shirley Tener says
Wonderful and cheery, I love the process. Shirley from Simple Sew, funnymesjc at gmail dot com
brandi b says
Like others, I will pray your mood improves. I totally get it, though, your mood I mean.
God grant you peace and a quiet spirit and mental and spiritual healing, letting all the negative go, leaving you empty to be filled with joy.
I just can't get into paper pieces or english hexes. I don't like working with the papers eother. Good looking little block though!
Hi very cute block have been wanting to try hexies , maybe one day. Thanks for sharing with us and I love those cute apples to.
tubilinha tiacarminha says
Não sei por que eu estava esperando alguma peça hexágono de você…ACERTEI!!!E você também,que lindo e diferente,eu diria inovador.Parabéns e Deus te abençoe sempre.
lovely dots thanks for sharing!
Judy B says
Love your pink dotty hexies, some day I want to try making some. Thank you for sharing.
Denise :) says
Dottie hexies — what's not to love?!? 🙂
Pink and dots!!! Yea, I love it!!
You made a lovely sweet pink dotted block! Thanks for showing.
Love your hexies! Nicely done. Todays apples are cute too. Thanks for sharing.
Rhonda D. says
Love your EPP and the dotty apples.
Thanks for sharing.
Patty D from NC says
thanks for sharing!
Wow! Simply delightful!
Karen ~ Briarside Lane says
Lovely GFG. Thanks for sharing your block.
Love the apple buttons… and scrolled down to see an apple a day -2-… what a cute pattern!
I'm a new follower to your blog.
Farm Quilter says
Lovely block! It is very cheery and I hope it cheers you up!!!
Great little Hexie block. Didn't know you could get dotty apples!
Geta, I sorry to hear your mood is off. Sometimes a cheery block like yours can help lift one's spirits. The block is really darling and looks complicated. I think I'll try a fabric glue for my next pp block. Thanks for the tip.
Oh how fun! I love the hexagon quilt and am working on a king sized one now. I may die before it's done, but I sure have enjoyed doing it.
Your hexie block is very pretty! I like your apple of the day too.
Cherry's Prairie Primitives says
Loved your super cute block!!
Thanks for sharing your block. I love that pink and grey color combination.
What a pretty pink block! I love the apples too 🙂
Your English paper piecing is lovely. I just don't have the patience to do them. Love those apples.
finally! someone who isn't drooling over all the hexagons!! I thought it was just me who found them too time-consuming and repetitive. But then, you have so many other projects that the rest of us wouldn't even attempt to do!! YOur talent know no boundaries!
Beautiful block Geta! All of your work is always so wonderful!
I love your block!! It's gorgeous!!!!
Awww… this is so pinkin' cute!! 😉 Thanks for sharing
ps I love those little apples – sweet!
Such a beautiful block, I don't think I could even manage a single block, never mind 3000 pieces!
Love your dotty blocks and apples!!! Thanks for sharing and being a part of the hop!
Maria Kievit says
You did a fabulous job on your block! Thanks for sharing.
Quilt n Queen says
Love your dottie hexies and the apples are the cutes. I have not make a hexie but it is on my 'to do' list. Thanks for sharing, enjoy your weekend. Pauline
Love your Hexie block! Very cool!
Been following your Apple of the Day too…such fun!….thanks for sharing! 🙂
Turned out so cute! Thanks for sharing.