Still using math…

3patrioticA 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.    attachment 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.

oct-d-board-patriotic So far this is my design board for my Patriotic quilt.     Looking for  inspiration to start putting it all together.

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.

elephant-pincushion pincushions1 pincushions2

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”.


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