Here is Dear Jane F10 or Potholder. For this block, I combined machine piecing with English paper piecing. Like applique, I enjoy the final sewing part of EPP, but not the preparation. That said, I prefer the precision I get from EPP compared to the...ahem...folk art quality to my applique. For this block, I machine pieced the outer three strip sections and the corner diamond pieces. This left me with the equivalent of a nine-patch to sew together by hand where EPP is quite friendly to the odd angles.
Meanwhile, Typhoon would like you to know that he has decided to adopt me and to become a professional lap cat. Molly would like you to know that she is officially changing his name to Buddy Fuddyduddy and she liked him better when he bit unsuspecting children.