This little EPP panel might become the outer section of the next purse. Or it might not.
The whole thing contains 140 pieces and is about 5 inches wide and 10 inches long. Here it is near a banana for comparison.
Not entirely sure why I embarked on this ridiculous tiny thing in the middle of winter when the light is so terrible that I can barely thread a needle. Excuse to sit still for extended periods drinking coffee and listening to the radio, I suppose.
It is a complete mixture of some favourite fabrics - Kaffe Fassett, Oakshott, Architextures, Botanics and (just to show I'm up to date) Doe. Oh, and the little black diamonds are Gramercy. It's big enough for a purse if I add some filler pieces to the edges. It would have a dark side and a light side. I might make the inner part dark and light too - could help me to find things in there.
The idea came from this 1950s ceramic tile (the one on the right).
The image has been sitting on my Pinterest board for months if not years, waiting for the right moment. It is a ceramic tile from the 1950s (possibly from the Carters Tile Co in Poole, Dorset).
I do find Pinterest really useful, not only for "parking" images which catch my eye, but also for storing things I am tempted to buy. If I go back to them I often find I don't "need" them any more. You can look at my boards through the link on the right. Instagram is great too, but I find I can't get back to the older things as they are swamped by the new.
If you look through my Geometric Patterns board, you will see that these Middle Eastern tile designs are my next obsession.
When America wakes up, I will link up with Life Under Quilts Monday Star Count, and with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.