July Bite Size Quilt block

JulyBiteSizeBlockStars and Stripes Forever! Happy Independence Day America. Don’t you just love this holiday? Fireworks, homemade ice cream and cherry pie! Let’s enjoy our freedom with a fun 12″ paper pieced block. This lovely block was designed by Amy Friend, duringquiettime.com. She used fun and funky fabrics and called her pattern Confetti Star. I thought it was adorable and made mine out of red, white and blue fabrics to display in my Bite Size quilt stand. I love how it turned out!

Your flag and my flag, And how it flies today
In your land and my land, And half a world away!
Rose-red and blood-red, The stripes forever gleam;
Snow-white and soul-white, The good forefathers’ dream;
Sky-blue and true-blue, with stars to gleam aright –
The gloried guidon of the day, a shelter through the night.
~Wilbur D. Nesbit, Your Flag and My Flag

You can download Amy’s free pattern here. Be sure to check out her blog. Amy lists this pattern “For Novice”. If you’ve not paper pieced before or it has been a while, it is helpful to visit  YouCanMakeThis.com for a free pattern and instructions and watch the tutorial.  My instructions, July.BiteSizeBlock.Instructions includes your fabric requirements. Kits are available at In Between Stitches.

The class for this block is tomorrow (yeah, sorry about the short notice) but there is still space. If you call, 925-371-7064, you can join us Sunday, June 29 from 1-5pm. Or you can go to the website and register. I teach this at beginner level. You can do it!

There is a Bite Size Quilt class listed for Sunday, July 20 and that will be our “finishing” class. Any Bite Size Quilt block that you’ve started, can be brought to that class.




Fun Making Memories

Sunday afternoon was the first time my entire Bite Size Quilt class FINISHED all their blocks. Every single woman completed their mini quilt top! Whoohoo! And look how lovely they turned out. Here are a few from class.

We had such fun. We talked about the pictures we chose,  about the memories behind each photo, why we chose the image we did and then showed off our ‘back up’ photos that didn’t make the cut. The blocks were enjoyable to put together and the company was even more so.

“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”
Ansel Adams

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Join us June 29  at In Between Stitches for the July Bite size block. We’ll be learning paper-piecing. Kits are available as well. Class registration Link.