Tuesday, July 30, 2013


I spent many hours this weekend hand piecing rows 4 & 5  of my USA quilt together.  This distant, but blurry pic reinforced that I made the right decision by adding 2.5 inch sashing strips (2" finished) around each block .  The extra inch really adds some breathing space.

This is about 1/2 way.  And yes, I am "totally over" the need to completely hand stitch anything.

But the real purpose of my post is to talk about the "leftovers".  Tonight I spend my second "round" of adding strips to the mini blocks I started on the retreat to build some large, lovely red blocks.


All my friends who sent red fabric sent WAY more than I neeeded.  I have enough for the USA quilt,

Plus a bonus half square triangle quilt (also hand pieced).

But those extra reds are going to be a Karma Quilt Give Away!!! If you sent me fabric you already bought a ticket to win a red & white quilt  (...ok, maybe just a flimsy...I may be getting unrealistic).

Here's the deal.  Everyone who sent fabric is automatically entered.  But I know I'ts been a crazy long time since I started.  And then there's the whole Google Blogger Bye Bye thing.  So to figure out whom I may be easily able to hunt down, I'm offering a BONUS CHANCE.  Everyone who sent red fabric and replies to this post with any comment that suggests that you are still alive, gets a bonus chance.  How easy is that?   Hope to hear from you soon.  And just for fun, include the state you sent fabric from in your post.  


Amy said...

Virginia is for lover's checking in! The sashing really looks great.

Debbie said...

Debbie in South Dakota. Love all the reds.

Victoria said...

I think some of the Utah fabric is from a dress I made while living in California but doing my fabric shopping in Nevada. Are we confused yet?