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Now onto today’s post:
Not much happened here in the quilting department this last week.
I’m still working on my UFO for the Dirty Dozen. This is Hawk’s nest. I decided to see about doing some changes. The quilt is suppose to be two different blocks…an hour glass block and the “nest” block. It suppose to be laid out on point. I hate on point setting…well that’s not true. I love the look of on point settings, I just hate sewing on point settings. So..what’s a girl to do?
I did this…
Rather than sew the hour glass blocks I sewed the triangles to the nest block.
I know…there are a bunch of you sitting there reading this screaming but you’ll have bias edges. No fear. I know. I seriously know I’ll manage even with bias edges. How do I know you might ask?? I know because of this…Fair and Square. I did the same thing with this quilt- Fair and Square.
By the way, this quilt is in the same book, Scraps and Shirttails Book Two, as Hawk’s Nest that I’m making now. It a favorite book of mine.
I wrote a blog post about Fair and Square and how I constructed it in a straight not on-point setting HERE.
I’ll be using the same technique. Anyway…I got all the triangles cut out.
I also realized I needed more half square triangles. So I dug hoping I’d find more bonus triangles. I didn’t but I did find these flying geese. I decided to use them up and cut them into half square triangles.
I got two from each of the leftover flying geese blocks I had. I don’t know if that’s enough but it’s a start on what I’ll need.
They made a nice little stack.
I also got fabric in….It’s an advance fabric I requested from Moda. I think I told you about it already…but it arrived. The fabric line is 70s inspired. I looked to see who the designer was and saw this…
Hey..it’s Marsha Brady from Brady Bunch fame. Yep, Maureen McCormick designed this line called Blooming Bunch. I LOVE it!!
It looks like 70s sheets. SO CUTE!!
I designed a quilt that isn’t my typical…I’m excited to open it all up and get sewing. That’s actually going to happen today. My UFO is going to get set aside and I’m going to be working on this. The deadline is- in house and at the publishers- on September 11th. Pattern written too. UGH. I’ll need to keep going. Thankfully it’s only lap sized. I hope I can give you a sneak peek or two.
That’s what I’m up to…Oh, and cross-stitch too..but I’ll save that for another post.