Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Birthday USA

I'm enjoying a happy meeting of three items on my "to-do" list.

First, I've had this collection of red, white and blue Civil War reproduction fabrics just waiting to be cut into.

Secondly,  I have been inspired to make a patriotic quilt after seeing some wonderful red/white/blue quilts being created by fellow blogger JoAnne at The Patriotic Quilter over the past month or so.

And thirdly, Pam Buda of Heartspun quilts is starting up another sew-along which I want to participate in.

I realized that I could accomplish all three if I did the sew-along with the red/white/blue fabrics, so today I started creating half square triangles.  Here is what I have so far:

Hope you have a great Fourth of July!

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Coming together

I've completed 49 hexies so far, and then I had to stop and start sewing them together because I ran out of paper pieces.  (To whom do I complain about a package of 50 papers that only contained 49?)

Right now I am sewing them in groups of two's and three's and seeing where it takes me.  As much as I love the 3 hexies with the fussy cut little girls, I don't think they will end up in this project, at least not on the outside.

I want to turn this into a tote and I don't want to look like I've swiped it from an unsuspecting little miss. ( I think they will make an appearance on the inside though.)

I'm linking up with Jessica at Life Under Quilts, who literally wrote the book on English Paper Piecing.
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