This has been my leaders and enders project for a while. But today I decided to get it to top stage today.
It used most of my dark 2.5 inch squares I had pre-cut. I needed to cut light strips and some light 2.5 inch squares. The pattern is from Australian Patchwork and Quilting magazine Vol 16, issue 10. It’s called A Galaxy of Stars and is by Tazzie. I omitted the sashing and didn’t set it on point…
Kate sent me some Hawaiian shirt scraps and they make a large portion of the 2.5 inch squares. Most of the other fabric was left over from previous projects. This was a great scrap-buster. Now I just have a bagful of bright 2.5 inch squares left to use.
It’s a mat to go under my new sewing machine and extension table. I’ll also be using it to practice free-motion quilting on the new machine. But that will have to wait until we come back from Australia and Brazil.
While trimming the flying geese I (belatedly) decided to sew up the off-cuts and have a play with them.
2 inches by 1.5 inches. I’m thinking of a mini quilt using these. I’ll need to make a fair few more though.
Tomorrow we are flying back to Australia for a few weeks. This will be Gorgeous Girl’s first Christmas Day with her cousins and I’m looking forward to it tremendously.
We are all packed and ready to go. I’m going to try and finish another clutch bag and prepare some more hand-piecing hexagon pieces this evening.