English Paper Pieced Wreaths

Today, on the podcast, we showed our EPP (English Paper Pieced) wreaths we did for our Nailed It/Failed It segment. We both love how the finished pieces came out so we're declaring this a big old WIN!

Our inspiration came from this Pinterest pin our friend sent to us.

english paper pieced wreaths

This is a wonderful project to do if you're new to paper piecing or if you don't have a ton of time available but want immediate gratification.

 helen wreath front

Helen chose to use Warm Wishes fabric (fuzzy animals) by Hannah Dale and red/green fabric from our Santa Claus Lane line by Riley Blake.

Who can resist those faces???

mbg front

Mary Beth went with one fabric on the front and another on the back, both from Santa Claus Lane by Riley Blake. On the front, she used the Pink Dancing Santas - on the back, she chose White Lights.

mbg back

To make a wreath, you will need 12 paper hexagons (we used the 1.5" hexie) and 12 pieces of scrap fabric. A 1/4 yard will be more than enough.

We did these over the weekend. Helen got hers done on Saturday while I took Saturday and Sunday to finish. Once I let myself relax and use more space between stitches for sewing the back and front together, it went very smoothly. We left the paper in the project to give it a bit more stability and structure.

I can see these in spring fabrics for March/April and Halloween fabrics for October. The possibilities are endless.

Mary Beth

 

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