Kat asked for patriotic red / white / blue 'star' blocks for July's Covered In Love quilt block drive. I pulled red / white / blue fabrics and found a pattern for a great star block designed by Judy Martin. I cut enough fabric to make a few blocks (quilt rule #11 - cut enough fabric to try out one block - if you like it, cut out more, but if you don't like it / have trouble making it, you've only committed to one block). How many blocks did I make? None... I found another star pattern in an older quilt magazine, and I liked the story behind it, so I cut enough fabric to make 5 blocks (remember quilt rule #11?) How many blocks did I make? Parts for 5 blocks, but none of them got finished, because I found another even better star block! Cut enough to make 7 blocks (remember quilt rule #11?) I did persevere with these blocks though, and managed to finish all seven of them - at least a week later than I should have.... But they're done! and in the mail! (And Kat has posted the pattern for the Aug. block drive - so guess what I did last night? Yep, cut enough fabric to make at least 10 blocks... But I've done this block before, and I love making it! (I already have 4 blocks partially sewn).
AND, I worked diligently on my Quilty 366 blocks - I did keep up with this challenge - even though I managed to sew one block half right side up, and the other half wrong side up. I even pressed it, and didn't notice....
So, pictures of all of these blocks - first the star blocks:
And the Quilty 365 (366?) blocks - some of my patriotic fabrics showed up here, including a very Canadian maple leaf print.
See the red block on the far right side? It's covered in hearts, and is my July 1st block - I love living in Canada! and am so thankful for the blessings and freedoms we have here.
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