Union Jack quilt squares inspired by Barbie; fabric porn for the Farmer’s Wife Sew-along

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This month’s bundle of Liberty is heavy on the pinks.  So three of the new Union Jacks are pink and pretty, just like Barbie!

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So many of the Liberty prints have little animals in them.  I love the little peacocks in the strips.  They remind me of the trace-your-hand turkeys we made in elementary school.

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Little love birds.  Or pigeons.  Or turtle doves?  Anyhoo, at least I got them all right side up!

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The stripes in this block have little folk art people in them.  And now I see a rabbit.  I don’t think any of the little folk are standing on their heads.

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As you know, I am paper piecing the blocks.  The centers of the blocks look lumpy in the pictures because the papers are still in the outer quadrants.  Fear not, the blocks all lay flat when the papers are removed.

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Fifteen Union Jacks to date, and what an assorted lot they are!  And now for something completely different…

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The Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sampler Quilt Sew-along is only one week away!  I have convinced a friend to join me in this journey. I plan to paper piece my quilt, and my friend has never tried it.  This week we are having a little sewing session so she can get familiar with that process.  I’ll be curious to see if she chooses to use that method for her quilt.

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Here are my fabrics for the sew-along.  Bright and cheerful, just like me.  And if you have a problem with that, let’s step outside.

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