Welcome to the 2nd posts of my slow stitching projects documentation.

Basically, I wanted to document the slow progress of my hand-stitched projects on a weekly/bi-weekly basis for a couple of reasons:

  1. I wanted to make myself accountable and make sure I do sit and enjoy hand-stitching at least one session per week.
  2. Documenting progress is always something I love to do. In fact, that is why this blog started anyway.
  3. To create excitement even with little progress. Small progress does matter!
  4. I hope I can inspire you to do the same too. So share your slow stitching projects you’re working on too in the comments.

For this week, what has been growing?

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As I had to travel for election day back to hometown where we vote, I didn’t do much sewing. I did bring a small pouch with me with the hand-stitching English Paper Piecing project but I hardly even touch it. Was way too busy watching the election results and discussing with families about it.

If you haven’t heard, Malaysia has a new prime minister, whom also had been our previous minister 15-20 years ago. He is currently 93, which makes a world record fort he oldest Prime minister elected. As with all new beginnings, we pray for the best and may this brings new hope and new change for the better.

Anyway, because I didn’t get much sewing done, my slow stitching project pretty much made a very slow progress.

This week, I manage to put on the hexagons all around the second row of the next diamond for the centre of the project I was also working on last week.


If you want to make one too – this one is a pattern from this book which I totally love and highly recommend.

(Notes: The book always goes out of stock – if you happen to find it available, grab it. You’ll love the projects and all the eye candy in there)

I have made the correct size hexagon template 7/8″ called in that pattern that I share with you on the TLMC Resource library too. This one has quotes on them!

Check this post for that.


This week, I also added more basted hexagons in the box.

I made this from the little pouch I bring all the time in my handbag.

I sew basted these hexagons as that is my preferable basting technique.

You can find 5 ways to baste EPP templates HERE.



How about you?

What has been progressing this week?

I have decided to make this the last link-up party cause I have just found that, Kathy’s Quilt has already done similar linky Party. Same great idea, but she was way earlier – I should have done my research beforehand.

So, I am just going to link up to her linky party and check everybody’s slow project there. However, since I am having the giveaway to kick off this Slow Stitching Post Series for my progress, I am keeping this linky party up. But, you don’t have to link up to win. You can just comment too!

Everyone who link-up or commented will have a chance at winning this new book by one of my favorite EPP-ers of all time.

The book is slightly different than other books in itself that it has stories, reasoning to why EPP is a great choice of self-indulgence and a chapter dedicated to all awesome modern EPP-ers. It’ll be a great read and I am happy to give this away once it is released!


This link-up will be open for another one more week. Feel free to link anything slow stitching post/image you have! If you don’t know how to link up, check this post here.

You can also have a chance win by commenting – just let know what are you working on or planning to work on! I’ll pick a winner on the next Sunday Slow Stitching Post.



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  1. I’m new to EPP and I find it fun to do while watching TV, riding in the car or just when I want to sew but not at my machine. Thanks for sharing the chance to win the book.

    • littlemushroomcap@gmail.com Reply

      Exactly the right project for TVs. though I always find myself only stitching for the first few minutes then I just stared at the tv. That is why I started this Sunday series – to be more intentional. Have fun EPPing and good luck for the giveaway!

  2. Annette Mandel Reply

    I am making a hexie temperature quilt, each day is a new hexagon, color determined by the high temperature. A rosette represents one week. I started on January 1, and have managed to keep up!

    • littlemushroomcap@gmail.com Reply

      What an awesome project!! Such great idea – would love to see it someday. Keep it up. Good luck for the chance to win!

  3. I am making 8 sided ones at the moment for Geta’s Paragon quilt. Only 30 of them but you have me thinking about a Lucy quilt.

  4. Sure, every little progress makes a difference. I love your hexie project, but cannot start another just now. Have to finish my ongoing projects.

  5. Tammy Lyons Reply

    I am working on a red work hand embroidery nativity design. And also the always present hexi container of scraps cut and pinned to papers waiting for me. That I cut from some of the scraps from my Moms alterations shop. So they aren’t wasted. Your EPP project looks wonderful. I hadn’t heard of this book before. It looks and sounds fabulous.

  6. Kim Weierman Reply

    I love the EPP look. I have some hexies that I made from scraps but I haven’t put them together as of yet. I’m not sure what to do with them. I just make them when we go on long road trips to keep me occupied.

  7. I am just sewing hexagons trying to learn how to EPP. Would love to win the book:)

  8. Cynthia Wilbanks Reply

    I LOVE EPP’ing!!! I have completed one queen-size Grandmother’s Flower Garden (my first quilt). I have started a second one which is a design that my grandson has helped me develop for his mother. I am also in the process of designing hexie quilts for all my grandchildren – all 9 of ’em!!!

  9. I have been looking at a hexagon quilt pattern to make at night while hubby watches mindless TV. Haven’t made a decision yet. Maybe the book can help make my decision..lol

  10. Marla Varner Reply

    I’m working on an EPP project that has little pentagon shapes.

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