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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Purple on the half-square

Merry Christmas, movie house! Merry Christmas, Emporium! Merry Christmas, you wonderful old Building and Loan!
--George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life

I'm glad this week's En Provence mystery clue involves making 3-1/2" half-square triangle units, because I get to start with leftover strips already cut for two other clues!

I'll use these til they're gone before cutting more.

I even managed to find three more purple fabrics that I overlooked before - or rejected for some reason.

Most things are worth a second look, eh?

I love it when my units come out the right size!

The tip Bonnie gave about holding the pointy end of the HST with your finger, rather than with a stiletto (or seam ripper) as I usually do, helped a lot.  I got less wiggle at the end of the seam.

So I got 10 units sewn and ready for pressing, just enough to get my feet wet on the new step!

Santa rides tonight, look for him!  Sew forth and sew on...

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I was tickled with this clue, too, since I still had 3.5" strips leftover on the cutting table. Though I am looking forward to bringing the other two colors into play...
    Happy merry and a hearty ho ho ho!


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