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Welcome to day 3 of the English Paper Piecing Travellin' Pic Stitch Blog Hop!

Here in nippy England I am slightly jealous of Katy and Laura's roadtrip - it is something I aspire to do once my children leave home!  I'm looking forward to seeing their photos and their EPP creations.

The photo I haven chosen is from a family day out with our nephews and niece.  It was a great day at the Farnborough Airshow - I got severely sunburnt and covered in diesel flakes.  There were so many amazing aerial displays including the Red Arrows.

palette 3

One of the set pieces that the Red Arrows do is to form a heart and then fly through it like an arrow - so this influenced the design I have chosen.  I adapted a design I have made before of hearts within a heart within a square and added flying geese to represent the 'arrow'.

Red Arrows Heart

fabric choices

The fabrics I have chosen are not exactly as the palette picked - I pulled them from the fabrics already in my sewing area rather than from my stash.

I'm not completely happy with my my placement - too much coral - but as I left it to the last minute to design and piece the block I didn't have enough time to repiece the outer heart.


Hearts and arrows

Although these are not colours I would normally use together it was a great exercise.  Give it a try and join in with the Blog Hop!  You could win some great prizes from the amazing sponsors:, Marmalade Fabrics, Fabricworm, Pink Castle Fabrics, and Aurifil.

Tomorrow's stop on the Blog Hop is Chelsea at Pins & Bobbins and then Heidi at Fabric Mutt on Friday.  To see who is taking part in the next 2 months take a look here.

I hope that the blog hop inspires you to make something a bit different or to try EPP for the first time, and discover the technique that I love.


This post is part of the Travellin' Pic Stitch Blog Hop.  From 1st October - 30th November we are hopping all over the world EPP-ing in some fantastic locations.  Check out the full list here and be sure to check out the other participants.









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  1. lyn lewis

    Am ex RAF Aircrew from VC10's (Loadmaster) this wins hands down for me! Love the block idea and colours!!

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  2. So creative and I am a fan of EPP. Your heart is sweet and love the fabric choice. Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

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  3. This is really great! I love the cloud fabric that represents...clouds. :)

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  4. I'm impressed with. The block you designed yourself. Great inspiration

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  5. Briliant!

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  6. It is a great block and the inspiration picture is lovely. I'm new at EPP and I never seen anything like your block. I really like it.

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  7. Great block - very creative. EPP can bring just about anything to life, I'm discovering. And I love how there are clouds in the fabric, very fitting given the inspiration!

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  8. It really is a great block - and so true to the inspiration pic!

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  9. I love your block! Picking matching colours is SO tricky!

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  10. That is so cool! Love the planes and the palette and it's a fun block!

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  11. I enjoyed your video on EPP. I really have enjoyed starting it. I made my first star last night and didnt want to start. Mostly what I saw in your video is the way you have your thread attached all the spools organized. fantastic.

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  12. Charlotte Newland

    that's a great block!

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