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Large EPP Quilts ??????

Old 03-02-2021, 01:24 PM
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A Patchwork of the Crosses (POTC) Quilt is possible to make as big as you like.
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Old 04-09-2021, 06:40 PM
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There are a lot of large millefiore or la Pascale. I think helen stabbings has some as well.
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Old 04-09-2021, 07:16 PM
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Thank you all for your replies but I'm not learning what I think is missing. Does anyone do anything else with EPP that isn't just a hexagon or triangle? Also, everything I see is all hexagons and Triangles. Nothing seems to use any imaginative quilting either, just straight lines. I'm not finding any real creativity being done with EPP and it is frustrating because I see such great potential here. I'm not interested in a pattern. I am curious why no one is doing more with EPP between the shapes, the size, and the quilting. Like I said, I'm new to this, so I feel there is something I just don't understand about it all that would prevent someone from making an EPP blanket with beautiful FMQ.
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There are lots of large EPP quilts that use a variety of shapes. Check out Willyne Hammerstein's Millefiori Quilts books as a starting point. Here is a link to some templates for her quilts: https://www.paperpieces.com/designer...ne-hammerstein if you click on the patterns, you can see all the different shapes used.

Katya Marek is another designer of EPP patterns; I have a template set for one of her quilts, and it uses about 30 different shapes.

It takes a long time to make a large EPP quilt. I've been working on La Passacaglia on and off for 3 years, with no end in sight. Because it's so slow, fewer of them get made. There are still lots of them out there, though. Once you start finding them, you will see that there is a tremendous amount of creativity in patterns, colour use, and quilting (it's definitely not just straight lines!)

I suggest you look for EPP groups on Facebook. I'm a member of a couple different ones, and there is a lot of eye candy to be found there.
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Old 04-09-2021, 08:10 PM
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I thank you for the info and the link. I have seen this collection before and it is the same thing: geometric, straight lines, kelidescope...

It all looks really cool and interesting. Don't get me wrong... I just want to see more with this technique. Since I'm not on social media (even this site is an uncomfortable stretch for me), I may not see what I believe can be done--and maybe it can't be.

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Now I'm curious - what are you envisioning? I think of most quilts as being geometric, involving a lot of straight lines. Are there traditionally-pieced quilts that give the look you have in mind? I use a lot more shapes in EPP than in traditional piecing (which is mostly squares, rectangles and triangles, with the occasional 60 degree diamond on a wild day).

If I understood better what you were looking for, I might be able to point you in a more helpful direction.
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Old 04-10-2021, 02:25 AM
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Originally Posted by tlynnc View Post
I thank you for the info and the link. I have seen this collection before and it is the same thing: geometric, straight lines, kelidescope...

It all looks really cool and interesting. Don't get me wrong... I just want to see more with this technique. Since I'm not on social media (even this site is an uncomfortable stretch for me), I may not see what I believe can be done--and maybe it can't be.
I am wondering if you are wanting curved piecing or applique. I haven't seen any paper piecing that uses curved lines. There are some "super sized" paper pieced (not EPP) but used smaller triangles to give the illusion of curved edges. A lot of the paper pieced patterns do not give dimensions. Then there are smaller paper pieced blocks that could be made in multiples and then combined to make a larger quilt.

https://www.thetartankiwi.com/2014/1...r-piecing.html
http://paperpiecedquilting.com/poins...6-quilt-block/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2uTIWJFyI4 this is just one of series that is a very large paper pieced unit that is then appliqued to a background.
https://www.picarious.com/ from my understanding this is a crib size quilt.
https://www.paperpanache.com/
https://www.etsy.com/listing/4837797...-quilt-pattern blocks combined

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Old 04-10-2021, 08:08 AM
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Precarious is the MOST like what I hoped see being done. It is very well done. Even though the pieces are all straight lines, the use of shapes is widely various. The quilting work certainly compliments the piecing and that combination is inspiring. Thank you!

So, is there a reason this kind of work isn't more popular? Over the geometric patterns most EPP folks do?
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Originally Posted by tlynnc View Post
Thank you all for your replies but I'm not learning what I think is missing. Does anyone do anything else with EPP that isn't just a hexagon or triangle? Also, everything I see is all hexagons and Triangles. Nothing seems to use any imaginative quilting either, just straight lines.
I think the EPP is being used mostly where you have Y seams. It's the only kind of piecing that is not more easily done by machine. It CAN be done, but it's tricky, so a lot of people prefer EPP. This is probably why everything you see is all hexagons and triangles - those make for nonstop Y seams.

If you're "only" seeing straight line quilting, do a google image search, keep digging. I have seen some beee youuuu teee ful quilting done on EPP quilts, from lovely baptist fans to gorgeous custom quilting. Here's just one example:

https://quiltsoflove.blogspot.com/20...cy-boston.html


Originally Posted by tlynnc View Post
I'm not finding any real creativity being done with EPP and it is frustrating because I see such great potential here.
I can't wait to see what you come up with! ☺️

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perhaps you ought to branchout, create your own paper pieces, and make your own design. find a way to make what you are envisioning and we would all love to see it. perhaps you will start a new craze!
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