Soft play rattle ball

Last weekend I had to travel a little.  There were two flights, some time waiting around, a conference… when others see boredom, I see an opportunity to stitch!

(As an aside, the airline let me take my seam ripper on board.  That was a good way to get around the no-scissors-allowed conundrum.)

The journey was the perfect chance to give a small English Paper Piecing project a try.  I’ve never done it before, but the Soft Play ball from issue 9 of Love Patchwork & Quilting really appealed, and looked achievable.  It’s currently on sale in my local newsagency, although the interwebs suggests that it is not all that current.  Anyway…

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It is really just 12 pentagons of identical size joined together.  As simple as that!

I stuffed it with toy fill and put a bell inside, and have been tempted to play with it ever since.  Accordingly, I had no option but to put it in the post today.  It will be received by a little girl who I hope will love it.

It was so much fun to make.  I can’t wait to start the next one!

The fabric is a bunch of April Showers (Bonnie and Camille for Moda) scraps that I had lying about at home.

There really was something wonderful about being able to sew on the go.  Perhaps I will become an EPP addict.


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  1. Pingback: Another soft play rattle ball | finchley street

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