Sunday, 22 July 2012

Lazy Days Lozenges EPP block

So I played around on Touchdraw with some of the lozenge shapes.  I'm not even sure that these shapes are called lozenges but that's what I'm calling them.  They're basically stretched hexagons where all sides are the same length but the angles are 90 and 135 degrees rather than all being 60 degrees.  So they can tesselate with each other if you rotate the shapes through 45 degrees or they can tesselate with squares, as in my block.  A link to the lozenge templates can be found here.  They should print out so their sides are 1 1/2" long but don't stress if they're not exactly right - as long as all your printed templates print out at the same scale, the pattern will work fine.  And you can turn them into Lazy Days Lozenge blocks like mine or have a play and come up with something different.  If you make anything from them or from the Georgetown Carnival block I'd love to see it in my Flickr group. 


I called this Lazy Days because I'm using lots of scrappy summery fabrics which remind me of the kind of fabrics Brits get out when it's sunny - flowery shirts, bright coloured swimming costumes, funny sun hats, deck chairs, parasols.  We don't see the sun much but, when we do, we completely change the way we dress and live, even if only for one day a year.  I'm appliqueing my EPP and turning them into blocks this year to try to address the problems I've had with my summer EPP projects which is that they never get finished.  I'm thinking that, if they're turned into blocks, they'll be more finishable on the machine once I get back from holiday.  Whether this new plan will make any difference, who knows but it's worth a try.

27 comments:

  1. Great idea for the shapes, and good luck with the block plan!

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  2. HI Lynne- most bizarre, but I have just made a small quilt with these shapes called Coming home by camille Roskelly- but I know there is another name for the block but I cannot for the life of me remember it! I love the way your colours are brought out by the dark background- I did mine as a trail run with scraps to see if I liked it-and i am very pleased with the result!
    Heather,x

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    1. ps- mine was machine pieced but I love Epp so that would be a good option!
      H.x

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  3. Thanks for a great holiday idea with EPP

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  4. I'm sure those should be on a bright red/burnt to a crisp backing!

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  5. You may like to see a tiny version by Yoko Saito, Ali at veryberryhandmade has the book. I love the lozenge shape http://pinterest.com/pin/25473554112699602/

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  6. nice block lynniepops ...

    I too am going for the block approach this year ... all cut and ready to baste with my GorgeousGeorgetown ... woot! woot!

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  7. I'm loving EPP right now! Thanks for the cool new template to try out =D

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  8. I think this classic block is lovely and great fun for EPP. Thank you for the template!

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  9. I really love this one Super-Lynne
    xxxx

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  10. Looks like the Indian Hatchet block to me, though the background fabric is usually seen in the center of the block rather than the corners.

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  11. If you look at row 2 and row 3 in the middle, those are Kansas Dugout blocks. The dark hole in the center of each block represents the hold that pioneers would dig for a potato cellar. Cute, cute, cute little quilt!

    Cheery wave from
    Bev

    http://44thstreetfabric.blogspot.com

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  12. these lozenges are so cool!

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  13. I like it...could be called Hidden Love with the X's & O's =)

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  14. Okay, I can't stand it anymore....what does EPP stand for?????? My brain's a little fried at the moment.

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  15. Many years ago, when I first learned English Paper Piecing, my teacher called this shape a "long hexagon".

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  16. Beautiful, still mulling over a project for my holidays - and I do like this more than standard hexi's

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  17. I was looking for another EPP project to try over the summer for another pillow and this is perfect - thanks!

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  18. Did you hand stitch the lozenges together and then appliqué onto the background?

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  19. Did you hand stitch the lozenges together and then appliqué onto the background?

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  20. Love all these brights against the black, might be the only glimpse of summer we will see up here...

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  21. Love the lozenges and that sounds like a great plan to me!

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  22. I love this block! I was watching telly last night and saw this pattern in a leaded window and thought 'I would love a quilt made of that block' - this is definitely going on my 'I will make this' list!

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  23. This block is simply striking, with the summery colors against the black.

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  24. I'm in Danielle's eeeep epp bee Flickr group, and I took the one I was working on to my hand sewing group this morning. Everyone loved it so much four of us are going to do a mini quilt-a-long together!! Maybe just a table runner, but I'll be sure to show you the results none the less.

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