Friday, July 4, 2014

Hooray for the Red, White and Blue (and Green and Orange)

My most recent mini quilt project was an appropriate one for the week of July 4th:

The pattern is called Red Letter Day, designed by Camille Roskelley.

I started with this selection of fat eighths:

The two fabrics on the left have a nautical theme of sailboats and anchors.  I was not sure if the navy/white sailboat fabric might be too big in scale for a mini.  I took a small ruler, and used 1/4" marking tape to create a viewer with a window the same size as the finished blocks in the quilt.

I still had some doubts, but I decided to go ahead and use the sailboats.  It was a bit of a leap of faith to  visualize the final block.  You can see that there's a big difference in the look of a finished block compared to an unsewn block.

I'm glad I stuck with the sailboats.  Here is the finished mini:

Kind of looks like fireworks to me.

Happy Fourth of July!

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  1. The block came out great! I love the fabric you used. Hope you had a nice holiday. I didn't really enjoy it. The weather and working the whole day made it pretty sad. The weather is so much better today and I'm off tomorrow! Yay!!


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