I will be taking a vacation in July, with plans to do hand work while I travel. I've decided to commit to not using my sewing machine for the whole month of July.
Any leftovers will be rolled into a scrapier hex quilt for my niece Hillary. Hers will be lighter pinks and greens that have a more yellow undertone. I did discover that one of the fuschia fabrics had a streak of a rather brown shade of burgundy. Looks like I'll be hosting a hex scrap give-away later in the summer for those blocks.
I have also been working drafting 6" blocks for the USA quilt. Since I don't have the EQ software, I'm relying on my Power Point graphics skills. I figured out how to save them as a PDF...next step...figuring out how to load a document onto the blog. I am planning to sew this quilt by hand, so I could get started this month...but I'm nervous about reds bleeding so I will pre-wash the fabrics in batches before I start.
Update: I discovered a way to upload PDFs to Scribd.com and add the links through Blogger. I added the first 8 blocks that I drafted on the side bar. No particular logic to the order...though I did start with 9 patch blocks figuring they would be easiest. I will be hand stitching these, with the more detailed ones using English piecing. I'll post pictures & tutorials when I get started on them.