Last Foxy Fassett First Saturday Block

Darlene picked up some of the green dot fabric for me so I could FINALLY finish the last First Sat block after my cutting mistake :)

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July 11th is the last gathering for this series where we’ll receive suggested quilt layouts and most likely some sashing/border fabric possibilities.  Some folks only did the 12 “free” blocks and others of us bought the alternate blocks as well so we’ll have 24 – 12″ blocks.  It’s always interesting to see how different the same blocks look when set with different fabrics and in different quilt layouts.  Louise, the owner of the Quilted Fox, always has lots of colorful fabrics that are not what I would naturally pick but I always like the completed quilts.   The next First Saturday begins in Aug and will have at least one Asian fabric but that’s all we know.

Backings

I finished piecing the backing for the second Dinosaur quilt so here are the Dino quilt tops & backs.   I had some scraps of minky fabric left from other projects so I pieced them together and put a strip in the middle.  I love how soft minky fabric is but you have to be careful not to press it with too hot of an iron or you’ll loose the nice bumps.  Ask me how I know :(

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I also finished the binding for both of these quilts so as soon as I get them quilted, they are ready go!

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Here’s a picture of the Liberty quilt with the top and bottom borders sewn.  I don’t know about quilting it…..I’ll have to think on it for awhile as it might be fun to hand quilt it using pearl cotton thread.

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Patriotic Sewing

I was able to get the setting triangles and the side borders sew on the Liberty quilt last night.  The corner squares on sewn on the top & bottom borders so I put them on the design board to see how it will look.  Nice!  You can’t tell from the picture but I used two different reds on the stripes.  The pattern called for some colors of Cherrywood fabric that are no longer available but I like the ones I’ve used.

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Liberty Progress

Here’s the progress I made on the Liberty wall hanging this weekend.  Just the corner triangles and the borders left.

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I got the borders on the second Dino quilt and pieced the backing, which I am quite pleased with, and plan to get it on the quilting machine after just a bit more practice :)  I have to piece the backing for the second Dino quilt and that one will be the next on the quilting machine.  Maybe my new long arm will reveal her name with all this quilting going on!