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The challenge of this hop was to make a quilt block with dots. I love dots!!!
I knew just what I was going to do. I had been thinking about this block for a while. I had seen something like it before. But I could remember where..... and couldn't find a tutorial.
Soooooo... I took a shot at it, my way. It is a pretty old school way to do it. But, I am going to share what I came up with. I hope you like it!!!
Here is the 12 inch block I made for the hop.
I call this block "Echo Star".
I used Michael Miller's TaDot in three colors.
First, I drew it out on my beloved graph paper.
I have every computer program imaginable for these sorts of things....... But, I always go back to a pencil and paper.
After I thought I had figured it out.......
Away I went. Cutting and piecing.
It really doesn't look like its going to
work at this point.................
But, Look it does!!!!! Isn't she pretty???
If you want to try one......... Here goes!
Old school...right :) HST ( half square triangle)
Cut and piece this.....
1~ 2 inch square of print 3
4-~1 1/4 inch Stripy HST's ( one triangle print 3, and the other triangle is the solid with a print 2 strip )
2~1 1/4 HST's print 2 and print 3
2~1 1/4 HST's solid and print 3
3~ 1 1/4 inch squares of solid
1~ 1 1/4 inch square of print 2
2~ 2 inch squares of solid
3~ 2 inch squares of print 2
1~ 2 inch square of print 1
2~ 2 inch HST's of print 1 and print 2
4~ 2 inch Stripy HST ( one triangle print 2, and the other triangle is a solid with a print 1 strip )
3~ 3 /12 inch squares of solid
6~ 3 1/2 inch HST's of solid and print 1
3~ 3 1/2 inch squares of print 1
This is how I made the Stripy HST.
Sew 2 strips of a solid and a print.
Using a square or triangle ruler....Cut triangles lining up the seam in the middle of the triangle (slightly larger than you will need) Cut 2 with the solid on the right and 2 with the solid on the left. Sew the stripy triangle to a whole triangle to make the square you need. Square up to the correct size.
That will give you the 4 you need.
Lay Star 1 out first. The pieces are so small.
It is on my 6 inch square ruler.
Then lay out Star 2 and 3
Then lay it all together.
Sew together Star 1 ...Add Star 1 to Star 2. Sew Star 2 together . Then add Star 2 to Star 3 then finish up the block. Square up and your done :)
What you do with your block is up to you.
I made a Mini quilt for my desk.
By adding some black around the block to suit me.
And I straight line machine quilted it.
I used some more TaDot to bind it.
You see, my desk was a mess!!!!
I do everything at this desk. Work, Blog, Sew and all kinds of other things. I thought, if I made it pretty.....
I would be nicer to it.
Hmmmmm we'll see.
I used some Wonder-Under and a scrap of dots
to make my mouse pad pretty too.
I Just traced my mouse pad onto fabric. Ironed the Wonder-Under to the fabric. Peeled the paper off the back and ironed fabric to the old ugly mousepad.
Good as new. And pretty too!!
Another thing ....... I am a beverage-aholic.
I always have something drink in my hand
(It rarely has alcohol in it silly, I know what your thinking....).
Coffee in the morning. And a iced something in my mason jar for the rest of the day. Right now ,
I am hooked on Starbucks refreshers!!! Lime..Yummmmm
I do love my Mason Jar. But, it does sweat. And it is often on something important. Leaving water rings everywhere.
So, I made a cozy for my jar!!
And, a coaster for when my jar is really having a sweat.
What do you think ????
My daughter Brie thought I needed some better pictures, since my office is kinda dark.... I think she just wanted to play outside. So, we went outside and shot these.
My Mason Jar loves the outside......
So did my lil' quilt......
And Brie.... likes the outside very much.
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