4th of July excitement

posted by Amalie Simper
Wed, May 18 2011

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This is my work in progress.  I have the best morning job ever.  I play the piano for ballet classes.  However, there can be a lot of down time between pieces that I play.  The teacher sometimes spends quite a bit of time making corrections to the dancers or explaining what they would like them to do.  So, in Jan this year I started researching hand sewing projects.  I can't do anything like crochet or knitting at work because I have to drop my work at a seconds notice to start playing the piece and cross stitch was also out because of the time it takes me to count the stitches and try to recall where I was each time I pick up my work.  I got a quilting DVD in the mail as a promo and it had a section on English Paper Piecing.  It could not have been more perfect.  Something small, that I could pick up and throw away in a small second and still get something done.  I cut out the paper pieces on my Cricut machine and got started.  I am in love with 4th of July or patriotic fabric and have been looking for a quilt pattern for a few years that I really liked.  I liked the tumbling blocks.  I meant for the bottoms to all be dark blue and for the red on the top of each block to be bright and pop, but like how it turned out.  I like that I can have lots of busy patterns and it looks ok.  I  am going to finish the top with a 2 inch blue border around this section and a 4 inch bright red border on the very outside.  I mostly make small quilts like this that are easy to display on the quilt ladder in my family room and on the wall.  My mother suggested that I add some dark blue button on random places on the quilt.  I am still debating that.


gini wrote re: 4th of July excitement
on Wed, May 18 2011 4:45 PM

cute quilt

Leslie wrote re: 4th of July excitement
on Wed, May 18 2011 5:48 PM

Your doing great

Sue wrote re: 4th of July excitement
on Wed, May 18 2011 9:26 PM

Awesome I really like it, keep up the good work

Marge (AKA Dimples) wrote re: 4th of July excitement
on Sun, May 22 2011 6:12 PM

Very nice.  Can't wait to see it with the borders.  

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