Saturday, August 8, 2015

stripes


Okay, so this is actually a star (almost) but it soon joined some stripes.

When I looked at this image I remembered Love's post about sewing blocks around the wrong way and smiled. You'll be relieved to know that I put this block together the right way around on this occasion.

Not so the two halves of this project. Oops.

After some unpicking and a good chuckle at myself (well, Love's post should have made me more cautious), I fixed the error and got started on the quilting.


Haven't had a chance to sit and sew in a block (ha-ha! I made a pun) so I've been sneaking in a row here and there.

It's good to work on a smaller project for a change as I need a short break from all the big projects. I see now why Ruth likes making all those tables mats and doll's quilts. She's a smart cookie that one.

Hey Love, did you notice the patriotic element in this project. No? Oh well, once it has been gifted and I can reveal the whole thing it'll make more sense.

(There I go again with the half-reveals. It's becoming a habit).

At least I have fully exhausted those star prints - well, nearly. There were some Christmas coloured ones that I have kept aside.

Hope you get some stitching time in this weekend.

9 comments:

  1. Ohhhhh. Love the colors. Can't wait to see the whole quilt. Sometimes little projects that give you a finish are a nice sense of peace to go back and tackle those long projects. Having unpicked a bit this past week - I hear you on the oops! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  2. Did I see the patriotic element?? You've got to be kidding! Stars, stripes, and R/W/B?? Yes, I noticed! And I like it! It's good to know I'm not the only one who turns things the wrong way; glad you caught yours earlier than I caught mine. Have fun! ---"Love"

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  3. Absolutely Lovely! I love the dark reds and blues! Once again, you post something stunning!

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  4. Going to be pretty! As all of you quilts are! Did you have a star buying craze at one point? Good that you have used them up.

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  5. Lovely work as always Ann! Love the colors in this project. Yes it is nice to work on a 'easy' project once in a while!

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  6. It looks beautiful Ann, I love it already.

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  7. My best friend is my friendly unpick. Me and it seem to spend a lot of time together. I am loving this new project of yours, Ann. There you go again......making us all wait a li'l longer. =)

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  8. Oh yes! Anything with red, white and blue is good! Small quilts are so much easier to baste. I have 2 large ones waiting for that process, which I have been putting off, but will get to soon - hopefully next week!

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  9. I'm loving all the fabrics with the stars and the colors are wonderful, too! Can't wait to see it finished!

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