The Ardently Austen Hexie Pillow

I'll start this post by saying that I am possibly (most probably) the slowest EPPer on the planet. I love EPP and the whole process of slow sewing but I'm super slow at it. 

Carolina Moore has a new book out called 'Learn How to English Paper Piece' and when I had the opportunity to review her new book and join in the fun of the blog hop, I just couldn't resist. 

Carolina's book is filled with small (bite-sized) EPP projects which is just perfect. I get the joy of English paper piecing and the satisfaction of completing projects which I can then use myself or give to family and friends. Winning!

I looked through the book and changed my mind a couple of times about which project I wanted to make first. Finally, I decided to make the book cover project - the Hexie Pillow.

This pillow (front) is made up of 1.5" hexagons which makes it go together quite quickly (even at my snail-like pace). I used some 'Ardently Austen' fabrics by Amanda Herring for Riley Blake Designs which I've had in my stash.

Once I put the EPP panel together, I hand quilted it with some perle 8 cotton in ecru (my fave). The instructions on the pillow assembly (including a zipper) are very easy to follow and I managed to sew a zipper, right up into the top seam, with no fuss. Yay me!

If you're new to English Paper Piecing or someone like me who already knows how to do it, but isn't super fast, this book is great. You can purchase the book from Nancy's Notions right here.

It's almost the end of the blog hop, so please visit some of the previous bloggers to see what they created from 'Learn How to English Paper Piece' with Carolina Moore and Nancy's Notions.

Friday, January 25th: Carolina from Always Expect Moore
Saturday, January 26th: Linda from Linda B Creative and Havalah from Sisters, What
Sunday, January 27th: Teresa from Sewn Up, Teresa Down Under and Stephanie from Modern Sewciety
Monday, January 28th: Jen from Faith and Fabric and Alicia from Sew What Alicia
Tuesday, January 29th: Sherry from Powered by Quilting and Marie from Underground Crafter
Wednesday, January 30th: Brooke from Brooklyn Berry Designs and Melody from Two Maker Chicks
Thursday, January 31st: Ali from Home Crafts by Ali and Sarah from Quilted Diary
Friday, February 1st: Bobbie from the Geeky Bobbin and Gemia from Phat Quarters
Saturday, February 2nd: Beth from Garland Girl Quilts and Bobbi from Snowy Days Quilting
Sunday, February 3rd: Kirsty from Bonjour Quilts and Simone from Charmed Life Quilting
Monday, February 4th: Aimee from Things Small and Simple and Mathew from Mister Domestic
Tuesday, February 5th: Kathy from Kathy’s kwilts and more and Kim from Stitched in Purple
Wednesday, February 6th: Audrey from the Cloth Parcel and Anorina from Samelia’s Mum
Thursday, February 7th: Laura from Slice of Pi Quilts and Lauren from Molly and Mama
Friday, February 8th: Sarah from Saroy and Stephanie from Swoodson Says


  1. Slow sewing isrelaxing. Such fabulous fabrics for your lovely pillow.

  2. It may be slow sewing... but your EPP is perfect!

  3. This pillow is so cute. I love the colors!!

  4. I love the pop of colour with your hexis...I love epp because it is slow n steady.

  5. Hello, very nice post, all the things on this blog is very impressive. Incredible effort.
    Mehndi Dresses


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