eight days a week epp block // pulling fabric
In a month of octagons, I decided that I could not resist making a true EPP project with this shape. I needed to start another project. Right? But for some reason, I had a hard time finding a design that I liked. Surely there are more options than what I found?
Not wanting to waste any more time, I drew up a pattern of my own.
But let's go back. Do I need another project? Do I have time for another project? Not unless I suddenly find that there are now eight days in a week. Which is what I'm calling my new block: Eight Days a Week. I'm sharing it bit by bit this week, working in near real-time.
Today you get to see the fabric I've pulled.
My goal is to make a pillow with the finished panel, and I want to keep it for myself. So I selected colors and fabrics that I'm excited about. Originally I thought I'd go with something more rainbow in nature, but as I looked at my fabrics, I knew I needed to go another way.
Since the design (which you'll see tomorrow!) features octagons, I needed colors or patterns that would be in multiples of twos, fours, and/or eights. I selected four main colors: red, navy, pink, and blue. Then I added in a floral that coordinates and some low-volume prints that also coordinate.
Since I have more reds than others right now, I'm not sure if I'll use them all. Once I start actually cutting and assembling, I might adjust this some, or even add in some others (any excuse to go fabric shopping?).
Eight or nine of these prints are Cotton + Steel, which really helps hold it all together, I think. Then there are a couple from other designers and some JoAnn fabrics from my stash.
Pulling fabric absolutely brings me joy. Which sometimes gets me into trouble because I start grabbing fabrics for projects that I'm not really ready to start yet, and then I just little stacks of fabric everywhere. But I think I might just need to share them here on occasion.
For now, I'm going to start cutting out my Eight Days a Week pieces so I can show you the next step tomorrow!