Something tells me I’m just getting started with the idea of paper piecing and English paper piecing. Carolyn McCormick created and sells the handiest ruler called “Add A Quarter” like in the photo above. I have one, except mine is pink! She does some phenomenal quilts out of paper piecing – some with blocks as small as 4 inches. Yikes!
Speaking of EPP, I didn’t get through all of this on the plane but I did have a really interesting conversation instead. A woman who was on the same flight as me on Sunday sat down next to me before the flight was leaving and asked what I was working on. It turns out she’s an engineer, so she’s wired to try to figure out how things work. She sewed when she was younger but not in recent years.
Mid-flight, I had the idea that I could package up some hexies, thread, needle and scissors and give it to her so she could try it on her own at a later time. We were getting our bags back and just as I reached in my purse to give it to her, she was gone. She had a connecting flight to make and she disappeared before I saw where she went. Darn it! I was just on the verge of introducing a new quilter into the circle and I missed my chance!