1. Circle of Geese (from Kelly's blog hop post )
2. Pop bottles (used this pattern from sewtakeahike)
5. and 6. As I think I've mentioned, I am participating in the Red, White, and Blue Blog Hop (I'm posting this Friday - these are not my red, white, and blue blocks.) I unfortunately realized that I didn't have very much red in my stash but instead of buying more fabric, I decided to use a few squares from a charm pack of Vintage Modern. I only wanted to use a tiny bit of the charm pack so I had to improvise and figure out a way to use only a couple of charms. Surprisingly, I actually liked what I ended up with (I can't show it until Friday) so I decided to use some more of the Vintage Modern along with some Essex Linen to experiment with my new "pattern."
Well, since I only had one charm pack, I used that up pretty quickly so I opened my drawer of 5 inch squares, cut them into HSTs, and tried some more variations. What do you think? I took lots of pics of the process so I'll write up how I made them soon. I'm not sure what to call it - something along the lines of (Traditional) HSTs with a (Modern) Twist - maybe?
I decided to make this one into a pillow and to quilt it by hand - alternating between stitching inside and outside of the diamonds. I need to do that more often as I love the look of hand stitching. Now, I just need to find the correct size pillow form.
Wow - I never feel like I get a lot of sewing done until I put it all together in a post and realize that I did! I'm excited to see what everyone else is up to so I'll be linking up and visiting at WIP Wednesday.
If you haven't already, click here to catch up with the blog hop news including a thoughtful post by Kati of From the Blue Chair, a great fabric giveaway, the weekly calendar and the Monday link up.