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Paper Kites - Orchard inspired

Paper Kites EPP cushion pattern

This month I took on the Aurifil Artisan Challenge to create a project using this beautiful Orchard thread collection

I love this colour pallete!

All those pinks, with a hint of yellow and green is just perfection!

It's been a while since I had a hand stitching project so I decided to make a new cushion using my Paper Kites pattern and had such a fun time mooching through my stash to pick out some prints to match the colours. 

Paper Kites, EPP hand stitching project by Lou Orth Designs

I hand stitched all the pieces using my 2600 50wt (my go to thread for just about everything!) 

If you are new to EPP (or just interested to see how other people sew) you can watch my super quick EPP videos on YouTube here.

One is on glue basting and the other is on how to whip stitch them together.

Paper Kites EPP project by Lou Orth

Once it was all stitched up, I trimmed it down and added some borders. 

I then quilted it up using the gorgeous Orchard thread collection.

Paper kites pattern quilting using the orchard Aurifil thread collection

I matched the threads to the fabric colours and followed the lines of the kites shape with added stitching into each border. 

Quilting on the paper kites cushion by Lou Orth Designs

It's such a happy thread collection. I very much enjoyed having a hand sewing project to snuggle up on the sofa with and I am going to enjoy seeing it for many years to come!




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Paper Kites English paper piecing (EPP) cushion project

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