Good Morning Quilters! My birthday was Friday, April 16th, and I turned 78 years young. Through the miracles of telephone, text, email and Facebook, I received birthday greetings from friends near and far. It was such a blessing. It’s so amazing to hear good wishes from so many. I even received two birthday cards in the mailbox. Hubby took good care of me, as always, and I had a wonderful day. He said on my birthday morning, “Today, you can do anything you want to do.....all day long.”. He gave me a smile, and said “Oh course, that’s what you do everyday.” lol.
I got sidetracked this week with another project (I know you can relate) and worked on it using some extra fabric from the main quilt on the design wall. I’ll explain. The Lemoyne Star quilt is a kit from Moda, part of their Collection for a Cause series. Here are the parts that are not yet sewn together as it is on the design wall today:
The kit had instructions to make the square within a square blocks by sewing across a diagonal line on fabric laid over the four corners of the block, and then cut off the excess fabric underneath. Since there are a lot of square within a square blocks, each with four corners, I had 168 leftover cut off triangle pairs. This kit was a half finished UFO, and before it got put away years ago, I had made all the square within a square blocks, and had also sewed the leftover triangle pairs into hsts. These “extras” were staring at me in a baggie as I worked on the main quilt. I needed a break from the LeMoyne Stars, and sewed them into hourglass blocks. Here is the progress on them so far:
They trim up at 4 inches, and finish at 3.5 inches. Here are the rest of them on the ironing board:
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