I have made temperature blankets with crocheted granny squares. I loved the idea for a quilt. I have to say I did lots of research because some people were making ones with little squares, some half square triangles and others with nine patches. I decided on hexies. My QBF is a epp guru and I decided I needed to try it!
Wait, what, didn’t you tell yourself that was a little nuts? That you would never do epp because it was too much for your hands to do? Hand sewing sucked?
I must say that I did say those things to myself! I tried it again. Hand sewing is fun! I is easier on me now that sitting or standing at a sewing machine. And after I injured my shoulder and neck at work on Friday, hand sewing was one thing I could do. And did I mention that prepping the hexies are really enjoyable too!
A temperature quilt is made when you made a color grid based on each days high temperature. I search all over Pinterest and found Elm Street Quilts had made one and here is how she did it. I have been looking up temperature histories here and writing them down. I prep 7 hexies and then sew then together as a Grandmothers Flower Garden style . I am marking the back with week 1 or2 and I may try to sew them in order.
Give epp try, I did and on the third or fourth attempt over the years, I like it! And not in a broccoli sort of way either. More of a coffee kind of way , lol!
It is easy! It just has several steps to get a block sewn! It gets easier with practice!
One of these days I will try EPP. You make it sound so easy.