….take a look at the Liberty.

Liberty 1
Liberty 2
Liberty 3
I cleaned up the studio yesterday and as a reward, started playing with the Liberty squares again. I thought I'd lay it all out on the floor and then start sewing, but I quickly realized that it wasn't a good idea – too much to keep track of and too many pieces. So now I am piecing squares that are 5 pieces wide by 3 pieces high. I got out a pencil and paper and figured out how many white squares per larger block (42 blocks with 3 white squares, 12 with 2 white squares) and then started laying out them out in groups. I've sewn 5 groups together, pressing all seams open and trimming all the threads as I go. I like working in stages so this seems to be progressing well for me. If all goes as planned, I'll get most of it pieced over the weekend.

I am really anxious to tell you all about the single girl quilts and show them, but my best assistant is out of town for a few days. I tried to get Kate to help me hold one up, but the poor thing couldn't spread her arms wide enough for it to lay flat and complained of it being too heavy the minute she tried. I'm going to do my best to find an able assistant this weekend and I'll report back next week.

In the meantime, if your kids are into art, please check out Ellie and Abbie's Kids Artist Trading Card Swap.  When Blair and I hosted one a couple of years ago, it was fun and a huge success. I highly recommend it!

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