Pluses! This just might be my all time favorite shape. When I first started quilting I fell in love with plus quilts. So why EPP pluses when you can sew this design easily using a machine? Wellllll, two words - FUSSY CUTTING.
As always, refer to the color sheet included in your kit for the pattern for this block. TIP: There are 12 full size plus shapes and 8 single pieces that will fill in the sides. This layout will give you the 13.5" x 13.5" size that we are aiming for.
Before cutting into your fabric, plan your block (use the color me sheet!). The 'flag' or 'house' paper pieces are a great shape for beginner fussy cutting. Want to learn more about how to fussy cut fabric for EPP? Check out this fantastic post over on Flossy Teacakes: How to fussy-cut fabric for English paper piecing (EPP)
Also check out how @jeanaschaaf on Instagram fussy cuts. What a FAB tip!
Once you've figured out your fussy cuts, it's time to start piecing the blocks together. This shape is most easily assembled (also gives you a perfect point!) by sewing 2 pieces together first. Once you have both halves of the plus assembled, then join.
Don't forget to tag your projects with #EPPwithme ! Each month there is a giveaway and each pic tagged is an entry.