I just finished a piece of birthday cake for breakfast.  I think it’s going to be a good day.

Thanks for all the sweet birthday wishes!  I had a great day – a little sewing time, reading to the kindergarten class (they sang happy birthday to me!) and dinner and cake with the family.  The 38th year of my life is off to a great start – I ate my cake sitting at the table and not under it!

I finished binding the hourglass quilt yesterday, too.  I’m super happy with the finished quilt.

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It’s about 37" x 42".  I wish I had added another two rows to make it bigger – oh well.  I used a charm pack from the American Jane Wee Play line by Moda and added in some other charm squares from the Look and Learn collection.  None of the fabrics repeat – some are the same print in different colors, but no two squares are exactly the same.  I cut these squares in half on the diagonal to get my triangles.  Then I cut 5" squares from white and did the same.  I chain-pieced them – that was a huge time saver.

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You can get a peek of the backing fabric here – it’s the blue one with the bars.  My favorite part, though, it the quilting.  I used my walking foot and machine quilted a line 1/2" from each diagonal line on the quilt.  I love how it made little tiny pinwheels where the four fabrics meet.

That’s all I’ve got today.  I’m looking forward to the weekend.  It’s pretty much summer – only three more days of school!  Hope you enjoy yours.

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