Pre-cut

I returned from a successful West Country Quilt and Textile show last weekend and have finally gathered enough energy to list some pre-cut paper piece kits in our Etsy store. These are the three designs that are currently available: Tessellated Madness, Louie’s Lattice and Beads.

precut kits

Each kit contains enough pre-cut paper pieces to make the cushions as shown above without the need to re-use any pieces. The papers are a sturdy 160gsm which means they will hold up to re-use multiple times if you are careful with them.

tessellated madness kit

Tessellated Madness

louie's lattice kit

Louie’s Lattice

beads kit

Beads

I had so much fun sharing my love of EPP at the quilt show and I’m really excited to be able to put these kits into the online domain.

Mel from Sugar Bowl Crafts has been stitching up some magic with two of the kits, Tessellated Madness and Louie’s Lattice. You can find her progress over on Instagram.

I’m currently sewing up another version of Tessellated Madness using these gorgeous fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics. I’ll share pictures of the finished project in due course but if you want to see it in progress you’ll find lots here.

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Catch you soon x

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Zippy

I can’t believe that more than half the year has passed already! We’re on month 7 of the From Nellie, with love BOM. This month we’re playing with a very basic Trapunto technique on this cute bow design.

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This month’s project is a very pretty and functional zippy pouch. At 10 1/2″ x 14 1/2″ it’s the perfect size for toting your portable projects around with you and is very quick to make.

Pouch

As usual you can find the pattern in our Payhip (UK and Europe) and Etsy (Rest of the world) stores. At £2.00 it’s a bit of a bargain.

Catch you soon x

In bloom

On a rare dry day last week I braved life and limb to pin my From Nellie, with love BOM quilt to hubby’s new shed for a progress photo. Let’s just say that hubby was less than impressed that I dared to put pin holes in his new shed.

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I am totally in love with the navy print from Paperie that I am using for the background, it makes the solids sing. I’m currently debating which colour to use for the first solid border, I’m drawn to the yellowy tone solid but as I’m still a bit unsure I’m going to wait until I’ve made the next 3 months worth of blocks before committing to it.

Catch you soon x

With love

Happy Valentine’s day to you all. I’ve been working on a new EPP design over the past few weeks along with the help of a few lovely testers over on Instagram. As I’ve called it Hidden Hearts I thought today was an appropriate day to release the “pattern”.

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This design is a single block that when tessellated in alternate rotation produces the hidden hearts. At least four blocks are necessary to get the best effect from the hearts. The blocks are approximately 7″ each and they go together really quickly. They offer the perfect opportunity for some fussy-cutting if that’s your thing. You can find some lovely examples from my testers on #hiddenheartsepp over on Instagram.

single You can find the instant download PDF template set with piecing guide in our Payhip store and our Etsy store. We’d love to see your version if you try it out. Feel free to send a photo to reene@nelliesniceties.com or use the hashtags #hiddenheartsepp and #nelliesniceties on social media so we can find your work easily. Catch you soon x