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When I got home I decided to start on a Pinwheel quilt using some of the fabrics I had ordered from Connecting Threads. Here is a little pile of trimmings from the HST.
Here are the HST for the first 24 blocks of the quilt ready to sew together. I love the fabrics. I had never ordered from Connecting Threads before so I was a little nervous about the quality of the fabrics since they were so economically priced. Boy, did I have nothing to worry about. The fabric is top notch! The only thing that bummed me out for a minute is that one of the Charm packs had a lot of plain fabrics. But after looking through some patterns to get ideas I think I may just like the idea of the plain fabrics being used as the center of stars or tips of the stars with coordinating fabrics in the opposite position. But I've got to finish this one first. (No I don't! I purchased a few plastic bins to keep UFO's in so I could put this away, start another project, and come back anytime.)
Aren't these just great! And I only had to pick out 2 sets of HST because, even after sewing all these years, I somehow placed wrong sides together on a couple of blocks.
I know I'm going to love this quilt. 24 blocks down.....72 to go! I've asked my boss if he'd mind if I brought my sewing machine to work and sewed if I could still keep up with the patients. He laughed! Did he think I was kidding???
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Happy Quilting! Lynda