September 1 has come and gone and it’s time to start the Stars & Stripes Sampler. I’m using the Fons & Porter book and info on the book can be found by clicking on that link.
This is one of those “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!” times around here. There surely haven’t been many finishes coming out of the sewing room lately but there are a whole lot of starts. As of today, one design wall is filled with the Christmas Town Sampler blocks, one is filled with blocks I’m making for a magazine. I need to get started on the quilt for my friend with breast cancer and I need to get the Texas quilt top quilted and bounded for the United Way auction. But September is here and I said I’d start the Stars & Stripes sampler. It’s never going to get finished if I don’t start, right?
Here’s the block I’m starting with:
Six of these are needed. I’m going to do this like I’m doing the Christmas Town Sampler and do the fusing but not the stitching so I can wait til I have everything fused and then do all the stitching so I don’t have to change threads so much.
I hope you see this on my design wall tomorrow!
Anyone else ready to start on this project?