Happy Fourth of July week-end! It will be a hot hot hot one this year. Walking early in the morning at 7:30 AM or so is no better than walking at 10 AM! It is called Sweatsville in Hotsville, Texas.
I have a now finished my list of my UFO’s, with the exception of the Texas quilt blocks that are completed but the setting has yet to be designed! I am hoping that it will be completed in the next 6 months! Of course I did cheat on the house UFO because I sent a nice care package to Jaydee full of 16 each 16″ house blocks along with a few other goodies! Now she has another UFO to work on – LOL.
In late 2014 I joined the Dear Jane Bee with the Austin Quilt Guild. I had made 8 blocks of Dear Jane when I realized that I needed to select a specific color and fabrics if I were going to show it at a judged quilt show. I was not going to do anything special with those 8 blocks, but yesterday I determined that it would make a nice “mini-Jane” wall hanging. I made all of the blocks with machine piecing since I do not like paper piecing (sorry). This morning I looked for one more block to make it a 9 block wall hanging and put the blocks on point. The blocks are 5″ unfinished – 4 1/2″ finished. This is the block that I chose to finish the 9th block. The 9 patches are 2″ unfinished – 1 1/2″ finished!
I cut 1″ strips and made 2 strip sets to make the 9 patches. It is much easier than cutting 1″ squares and sew them together. The Circa 2016 has really helped me in making these small blocks. This block is 5″ unfinished.
Here is the layout of the 9 blocks for the Dear Jane Mini Wallhaging.
Next I will select fabric to fill in the blanks and figure out the cutting for the setting triangles. I will use my “Patchwork Math Using Quilting Design Components” by Lynn Wilder for Sew’n Wild Oaks. She has a great Blog and I would have set up a link but it is not working on this iPad! This is a great little book with all the quilting calculations that are needed at times like this!
I hope that everyone has a great 4th and remember how great our United States of America is now and how stronger it will be in the future! Happy Birthday America and may we always have our Independence from oppressive and over reaching government!