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January 26th, 2014

First post of the year? Shameful!

by Julie Hirt

Sometimes life happens and I can’t get to sewing and blogging as much as I’d like.   As of late, I’ve been on a roll!  Blocks for two different quilt bees are finished.  Yippee!


I finished up my Fussy Cut Swap blocks and they aren’t even due until mid February!  (Maybe this will make up for the Scrappy Trip blocks below.)

This fun swap is hosted by Amanda at What the Bobbin. The square in a square paper piecing pattern has taken off in quiltyland under the name ‘Economy Block’.


The template Amanda made for us creates 4″ finished blocks.


Hello Tokyo fabrics star as the fussy centers.  This line is so cute I can’t stand it!

Finally, I’ve finished up my Scrappy Trip Bee blocks… which were supposed to be mailed 2 weeks ago. Gack!


Colors requested: Nothing!  She wanted to see what would come her way, so I made something I would enjoy.


Colors requested:  Oranges, navy, turquoise/aqua.


Colors requested:  Solids!


Colors requested: Brights, all colors of the rainbow.


Colors requested: Prints with a white background for outer squares and happy bright colored print for the center.

This about sums up what I’ve been up to.   I’ve decided to scale back the size of the Stars quilt for my nephew.  Thirty blocks would be entirely too big for him.  Plus, it’s daunting.

Happy Stitching!



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