Isn’t it so very appropriate that my first day of sewing in my new little sewing room in my new little house also happens to be National Quilting Day! I have been itching to work on a Quilt of Valor so I could use some of the wonderful fabrics my sister sent me a while back, and I found just the pattern in the Sept/Oct 2014 issue of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting. It is called ‘Anchors Aweigh,’ which I think is extra perfect as my dad was in the Navy in WWII.
Here is my temporary setup:
I cut enough pieces to make a couple blocks just to see if I would like it enough to make a whole quilts worth. Sometimes the patterns confuse me and I get frustrated.
By the end of my first sewing session, I have four blocks.
They are not so difficult to assemble. I was a little worried since sometimes I have trouble with bias edges and this quilt has a few, but I was careful, took my time and enjoyed the process. This is going to be such a cute quilt. I have fourteen more blocks to make before I have to decide on the sashing and cornerstones.
It feels great to be sewing again.
And here are all the giant hexie blocks I mentioned in the last post:
The two big ones measure about 26″ across and the smaller ones are almost 16″. They are really gigantic! I tried playing with arranging them a little, but have no idea what they want to end up looking like.
Any suggestions would be greatly welcomed.
Happy National Quilting Day!