February Aurifil Artisan Showcase – English Paper Piecing

Welcome to the February Showcase for our Aurifil Artisans! This month we have joined forces with our friends at Paper Pieces to challenge our Artisans to create a project using English Paper Piecing. As always we are so impressed with their gorgeous creations and we’re excited to share them with you!

*Click on each Artisan’s name below to read more about their project.*

Lorna Slessor – EPP cushion pieced with 50wt thread, half diamond papers and a mix of cotton and linen fabrics.

Lucy Engels – Experimenting with Clamshell EPP pieces and talking about my design development process.

Becca Plymale – I love hexie quilts but done have the patience for such a huge project. I had this idea to use hexies as an appliqué to this dress and love how it turned out.

Elaina Sabado – My pick for this fantastic challenge was the curvalicious block pattern “Unnamed” by the lovely Courtney Reed of @sewthishappened This was my first time sewing the curves on an EPP project but the pattern directions and tips were excellent. The substantial size of the paper pieces for this fairly large-scaled block made for fun fussy-cutting opportunities and a lot of awesome quilty real estate. Definitely have more of these blocks planned on the horizon!

We hope that our artisans have inspired you to try your hand at doing English Paper Piecing! Be sure to visit our friends at Paper Pieces and see all the gorgeous patterns and shapes that can bring your EPP dreams to life. 😍


  1. I constructed a basic 1″ hexagon Grandmother’s Flower Garden. The 90″ x 90″ quilt took forever doing it the old fashioned way, but these blocks are far more complicated and beautiful. Using the glue really does speed things up. It cannot be done anywhere however. We learn and try new things as we get older!

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