Then, one day it came to me when I was thinking about about something else. (That happens to me a lot.) If I paper pieced the shapes and then appliqued them onto a background square, then I would be able to make the design. Now this is not original to me, many quilters are piecing and then appliquing the shapes. This is especially true of English Paper Piecers. This maybe because EPP is a slow process. So making shapes using EPP and then appliqueing them to a background gives the beautiful effect and precision of EPP, but speeds up the process of completing a project.
However, in my case, appliquing the EPP shape was, I think, the best way to solve a design problem. Sometimes, I think that as a designer, I tend to go to my typical methods of quilt construction with whatever I want to design without looking for the most effective method of construction. In this case EPP and then appliquing the shape was the most effective method of making the design.
I wish that I could share our idea now, but I need to complete the project first. Then I will share it.
How about you? What have you learned during the design process that you would like to share?
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