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What a difference one little two inch strip of fabric can make!!
Next up, 4 more rows of borders.......It should be interesting, there are two one inch border strips involved!
The other day, I was "talking" to Nicole about working on Belle Meade. This is a Bonnie Blue Quilts pattern. Bonnie Blue had this pattern in a kit using Rouenneries by French General at the Chicago Quilt Show this spring. I had the Rouenneries fabric, so I grabbed the pattern.
We decided to get started on this project right after the holidays, if you would like to join in on the fun, you have plenty of time to get your fabric and pattern.
This pattern requires a few 2 1/2" hsts, 656 to be exact.....doesn't that sound horrible, and boring....and a lot of work!
We decided doing a few everyday would maybe alleviate some of the pain. So the first thing, each day that I sit down at my sewing machine, I'm starting with of few hsts.
I'm a "make the squares bigger, draw the line, and square up" kind of girl when it comes to my hsts. I thought I would give a couple of new methods a shot, since I would be doing just a few each day.
First up Thangles,
the process is easy enough, and the hsts, no squaring up required......but tearing off the paper is a nuisance.
Next I tried the Easy Angle,
quick, easy, no squaring up and best of all,
when they're done they're done, no paper to tear off.
So here's my Belle Meade hst basket