I hope you have been enjoying re-visiting those dusty books, magazines, patterns, and saved on-line projects. Now I don't have a huge collection, but 'spank me' I have a lot that I have never even looked at! Some I don't even remember how I got them and I find that sad.
This was my August selection - Annie's Scrapbag - and I won it 2 years ago in a give away. It has a lovely note and signed by the author herself, Martha Walker. And every project in this book just attracts me - why did I let it sit?
And this was the project I selected. The tiny piecing and hand embroidery just attracted me to this one.
I decided to keep all my little block in the red/brick color range and everything came right out of that scrap basket, a plus. These worked up really quickly, but I set a schedule of doing middle, sides, top & bottom blocks to stretch thru the month.
The little flower blocks were first embroidered and then the design change of the centers for the needle turned prim circles.
As you can see, I even changed the border. I made all those little HSTs, but thought they distracted from the center. So I just went with the blue print for a single small border, simple stitch in the ditch quilting, and bound it with a left over bit of red binding. The batt and backing were from the scrap bins, too - a total scrap project. It finished 15" x 19".
August's Barn Pin and Double PinWheel Charm:
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