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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Progress on Sue and stars

Three things to be happy about:
(1) new eyeglasses
(2) being ready for a power outage
(3) Burt's Bees lip balm

Before I get into Miss Sue, let me show you my neat new thread holder!

I've been intending to get myself one of these coneflower thread holders for a long time, they're made from metal and so pretty.  My friend Renea had a birthday coming up so I got us each one - this design is called "Sara" and I got it from Connecting Threads.

I stitched down all the Sue blocks I made, didn't take too long because there were only six blocks!

I wanted to use stars as alternate blocks for the Sunbonnet Sues, so I went to my supply of crumb blocks to use for the centers, and grabbed some precut 3-1/2" squares for the scrappy background and star points.


Not bad for a combination!

I made a booboo on the Sues though - I wanted them to be slightly askew so I cut the blocks down with the ruler twisted.

Unfortunately I didn't have enough wiggle room, so the blocks came out looking as if I didn't set the Sues straight, grrrr!

Do you suppose a 4 year old will notice???  I think the stars will distract her, hah!

That's it for now, still making those stars!  We had about an inch of snow overnight, my car wasn't hard to clean off, just swept it right away.   Have a great day in your part of the world, do something fun today, sew forth and sew on!


  1. That will be a special quilt for a 4 year old.

    I love your coneflower thread stand.

  2. Oh I think they are just fine - what a bright, fun quilt! I have just the plain cone holder but I may have to treat myself for my birthday.

  3. Stars and Sues are a great combo.so bright.

  4. Linda this is going to be such a cute quilt and your ....grandniece?....is going to love it.


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