Ask me if I was shocked when Sharon left a comment on my last post and told me that my Enduring Legacy had been showcased on Barbara Brackmans Material Culture Blog. I loaded the quilt in late July Enduring Legacy Ready to Quilt and started quilting it only to continue to have issues seeing the threads. This is how that problem ended up – An Oops! I am Back on Track and ready to quilt.
If you follow my Blog, you are aware that Clay and I both will be undergoing Cataract surgeries the next 2 months. We do everything together, but to have this happen at the same time is just too funny! He will have his done on 17th and 24th of September and mine will be on the 1st and 8th of October. I am thinking I had better make good use of the next 30 days in getting some things finished, started, and accomplished as it may be that I am out of commission a couple of weeks! I think the eye drop schedule will be a full time job! Enduring Legacy will be quilted in November or December depending on getting my eyes fixed and new glasses!
Thursday I was playing around with some blocks that required 1″ HSTs. I wanted to share my technique in making those tiny HSTs. Maybe you can try it and save time if you are in to making small blocks. I used this technique for my Star of Chamblie by Marsha McCloskey. I started with a 12″ square of a light and dark fabric for the HSTs.
Then you sew the like strips together
Press all seams open
Starting from the right side cut out the HSTs all the way across the bottom of the strip set
I cut 32 HSTs and still have some fabric to make more – I think I could have cut out 50 HSTs from this process using a 12″ square of both fabrics.
Here is the link for the tutorial by Quilted Treasures
Today I will be working on Alexander Bean Pot Blocks. I also want to start preparing my blocks for Celebrating Mary Brown that I will be working on with Karen and Cathy starting in September. I am trying to get my friend Jan to join in the fun! I also want to work on Happy Little Things BOM and Prism Quilt quilt. They are not difficult and maybe I can get a head start on them before eye surgery!
Have a wonderful Labor Day Week-end and let’s pray for those in potential harm’s way in Florida with Hurricane Dorian!
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