New Year, new technique!

From time to time, I have played around with English Paper Piecing. I was invited to review a book on the subject, which was very well-written with many beautiful projects and easy to understand instructions. Before I knew it, I was hooked! Coincidentally, Mickey Depre has introduced a new EPP project for her 2015 on the road year long project. Mickey makes life so easy by providing the templates or the paper pieces in her store. I have ordered the templates and am trying to decide my color scheme. I will document the process and my progress as I accomplish each step if you would like to follow along. Something new and fun for the new year. In the meantime, I am attempting to clean up the mess called "my sewing studio." My project today is to baste my Downtown Abbey quilt in anticipation of the premier of Season 5. I have finally decided to hand quilt it. I have gotten better at machine quilting, but there is something about hand sewing that relaxes me.

These are a few of the quilts I finished for Christmas. There were 5 quilts under the tree and three donated to charity. A fun endeavor, but I am eager to start new quilts for the new year!