A patriotic block that I want to add to my red, white & blue quilt. Had a little help from the great Forum Peeps over at Missouri Star Quilt co. Here is a diagram for it.. Sort of a modified 9 patch. I’ll get busy tomorrow and cut out some fabric for a test block. It could also be broken down further into 8ths.. and use some strip pieces.. seems like a lot of seams. but I’ll play with that idea also.
I finished the 6 inch sampler quilt. Just needs to be washed & dried before gifting it. My new machine (Janome 9400) has the alphabet feature, so I just programed my name and date and let it sew on a label. LOL.
With cooler temps around here, I started thinking Christmas Gifts for this year. And so the sewing began… lots of little pincushions made over the week end.
Owls, elephants, mice and sewing machines…. Then there are 2 “octopus” cushions… My Gram had one she called the shotgun pincushion since it was full of buck shot. I used pellets in my 2. I have to take photos of them so I can show them to you. DD#2 called them Octopus since they have 8 “legs”.