This little quilt was also an experiment in making small blocks accurately. I followed the pattern and cut the small squares precisely to make HSTs and generally this was successful. Next time I think I will cut the squares larger and trim them down to size. I could do this with the pinwheels, but they worked out OK, mostly!
|Pinwheels in my Garden 16" x 22"|
Meanwhile, I have started another quilt. these are the star blocks for the "Stars to Freedom" quilt pattern by Carol Hopkins in her lovely book, Civil War Legacies - quilt patterns for reproduction fabrics.
And the four corner blocks,
The quilt looks like this, and involves a lot of small HSTs, which, this time, I will cut larger than required and trim!!
So that I have some slow hand stitching in the evenings, I have taken up my cross stitch sampler, which I began a good 5 or 6 years ago,
And as a bonus, while I was re-organising my embroidery threads for this project I came across a lovely free printable download at alteredartifacts blog for a selection of lovely vintage card thread keepers. Just scroll down the free printables until they appear.