Smitten Quilt: Large Hexagon One and Getting Started!


I am super happy to share that I have started my Smitten quilt! This project is something I have had my eye on for a very long time, and I finally took the plunge and ordered all the supplies (papers, acrylic templates, and pattern) from PaperPieces.com.

The pattern is by Lucy Caron Kingwell, and there are multiple ways to piece it, but I will be using the English Paper Piecing method for my entire quilt top and hopefully entering the finished quilt into our local county fair next Summer. (And by hopefully, I mean.. I hope it's finished by then LOL).


Aurifil 40 wt. threads from L to R: Light Salmon 2220, Blush 2415, Jade 4093, Medium Mint 2835

I chose the Sugar Pie fabric line by LellaBoutique for my quilt and a range of Aurifil threads from my collection to fabric. I chose these fabrics because wanted something that had a good color range, but not something too loud or crazy. Once I had all my supplies together, I started on a small Maker's Tote to hold everything for this specific project and quickly filled it to the brim with everything I needed. I'm beyond pleased with this bag. It easily held everything I needed!

I also purchased this little 6" x 8" Olfa cutting mat for less than $5 shipped on Amazon and it fits perfectly in my Maker's Tote as well which makes me super duper happy!



Don't you think the Large Hexagon One blocks turned out beautiful??

This has been a relaxing and really fun project so far! Yes, English paper piecing takes a lot of time and effort - cutting fabrics, organizing paper pieces for specific blocks, etc - but it is so worth it! I love that I can take this project in the living room (or anywhere else) and work on it when I have time and I'm not tied to my sewing machine.



I plan to update again once my blocks are finished and share my progress!

Have you done a quilt top entirely pieced using the EPP method before? What was your experience? Would you do it again? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Thanks for reading! <3 p="">

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  1. Stunning blocks! I've been thinking about tackling Smitten, but I am brand-new to EPP and wonder if it might be too difficult just yet. You certainly have inspired me to think about it again.

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    1. Thank you so much Christine! I was new to EPP roughly a year ago or so. Practice makes perfect!

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