Aloha Aura! Let’s English Paper Piece!

Aloha mini quilt made with Typecast, an English Paper Piecing (EPP) Pattern Make all 26 letters of the alphabet. Each block measures approximately 6” x 9”. This fully tested pattern guide contains detailed instructions, tips and diagrams to walk quilters through the variety of EPP straight line and curved piecing skills they will use while making Typecast blocks. Required English Paper Pieces and optional acrylic templates not included. Pattern by Whole Circle Studio


Aloha! Welcome to my stop on Mister Domestic‘s Aura Blog Party.

When Mathew asked me if I’d like to join the party, I didn’t hesitate saying “YES!” If you’ve been following me you know:
1. I’m a big fan of Mathew and everything he does.
2. I’m obsessed with all things Hawaii. You can read a bit about my obsession and how Hawaii has influenced my work here and here.

Island memories from an adventure to Hawaii with his daughter, Helena, guided Matthew’s creation of Aura, his second collection with Art Gallery Fabrics.

Aura fabric collection by Mathew Boudreaux for Art Gallery Fabrics  Aura fabric collection by Mathew Boudreaux for Art Gallery Fabrics

As soon as I saw Aura, I knew I wanted to pair it with my new Typecast Alphabet EPP pattern and spell out ALOHA. I selected five prints that were all around the same value and would provide a high contrast with a crisp white background (Art Gallery Pure Solids—Snow). I really wanted the letters to stand out.

From there, it was time to dig in! No better place to start than with an “A”.

English Paper Piecing with Aura, designed by Mathew Boudreaux for Art Gallery Fabrics.     English Paper Piecing tools, papers and supplies.
Interested in my tips for EPP tools and supplies? Head over here.

I had a lot of fun working with the prints and seeing the letters come to life. It’s not too often that I work with bold prints.
Letter "A" made with Typecast, an English Paper Piecing (EPP) Pattern Make all 26 letters of the alphabet. Each block measures approximately 6” x 9”. This fully tested pattern guide contains detailed instructions, tips and diagrams to walk quilters through the variety of EPP straight line and curved piecing skills they will use while making Typecast blocks. Required English Paper Pieces and optional acrylic templates not included. Pattern by Whole Circle Studio

Aloha mini quilt made with Typecast, an English Paper Piecing (EPP) Pattern Make all 26 letters of the alphabet. Each block measures approximately 6” x 9”. This fully tested pattern guide contains detailed instructions, tips and diagrams to walk quilters through the variety of EPP straight line and curved piecing skills they will use while making Typecast blocks. Required English Paper Pieces and optional acrylic templates not included. Pattern by Whole Circle Studio

I had so much with Aura and Typecast, I kept going!

All of the prints and colorways in Aura play so well with each other, so I decided to make another mini quilt, combining them in an EPP heart that I designed. I then whipped up some more letters from Typecast. This time, I paired the Aura prints with Art Gallery Pure Solids—Night Sea. Aura even makes for a great scrappy binding!
English Paper Piecing with Aura, designed by Mathew Boudreaux for Art Gallery Fabrics.
I Heart EPP mini quilt made with Typecast, an English Paper Piecing (EPP) Pattern Make all 26 letters of the alphabet. Each block measures approximately 6” x 9”. This fully tested pattern guide contains detailed instructions, tips and diagrams to walk quilters through the variety of EPP straight line and curved piecing skills they will use while making Typecast blocks. Required English Paper Pieces and optional acrylic templates not included. Pattern by Whole Circle Studio

Express Yourself! This complete Typecast EPP (English Paper Piecing) paper pack gives you everything you need to piece the entire alphabet and any word or phrase you want. If you glue baste, your paper templates can be reused over and over to make multiple quilt projects. Make a modern quilt with these letter blocks. Available at wholecirclestudio.com

The Aura party continues!

Be sure to check out all of the projects made with Mathew’s Aura collection:

Monday February 11: Amanda Woodruff of A Crafty Fox
Tuesday February 12: Kylie Gersekowski of  Little Moo Designs
Wednesday February 13: Sharon Holland of Sharon Holland Designs
Thursday February 14: Kim Niedzwiecki of Go Go Kim
Saturday February 16: Sarah Maxwell of Fearless with Fabric
Sunday February 17: Natalie Santini of Hungry Hippie Sews
Monday February 18: Carolina Moore of Always Expect Moore
Tuesday February 19: Isabelle Selak of South Bay Bella Studio
Wednesday February 20: Elizabeth Chappell of Quilters’ Candy
February 21-24: Intermission
Monday February 25: Tara Curtis of Wefty Needle
Tuesday February 26: Monica Tetteh of That’s Sew Monica
Wednesday February 27: Nicholas Ball of Quilts from the Attic
Thursday February 28: Lucy Brennan of Charm About You
Friday March 1: Robbin Flockhart of Sew Farm Quilter
Saturday March 2: Evie Jespersen of EV Quilts
Sunday March 3: Kelly Liddle of Jeliquilts
Monday March 4: Maureen Cracknell of Maureen Cracknell Handmade
Tuesday March 5: HollyAnne Knight of String and Story
Wednesday March 6: Mimi Goodwin of Mimi G Style
Thursday March 7: Angela Wolf of Fashion Sewing with Angela Wolf
Friday March 8: Kitty Wilkin of Night Quilter
Saturday March 9: Sharon Burgess of Lilabelle Lane Creations
Sunday March 10: Emily Dennis of Quilty Love
Monday March 11: Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill of Whole Circle Studio
Tuesday March 12: Elina Temmes of Elina Temmes
Wednesday March 13: Jennifer Strauser of Dizzy Quilter
Thursday March 14: Saija Kiiskinen of Saija Kiiskinen
Friday March 15: Brittany Jones of Brittany J Jones
Saturday March 16: Jodi Godfrey of Tales of Cloth
Sunday March 17: Kim Niedzwiecki of Go Go Kim
Monday March 18: Sharon McConnell of Color Girl Quilts

Mahalo! Now go make something great!

Mister Domestic's Aura Blog Party — next stop! Aloha, a modern mini quilt, made with Typecast—an Engligh Paper Piecing Pattern (EPP) by Whole Circle Studio. Sew and make quilt blocks for all 26 letters of the alphabet! available at wholecirclestudio.com

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