...but found on the island of Jersey?
First I thought that it would be better, if I don't NOW start this month's Schnibbles, Jersey Girl... I have other projects... BUT, when I saw Tiinatei's gorgeous blue version of Jersey Girl block.. I decided not to wait!
I was bought two Midwinter Reds Charm packs for it... as many other quilter ;o), because it is really beautiful in red shades as Carrie made it. Maybe I want to try something else...
I remembered that I have two packs and some yardage of 'Jovial' by Basic Grey in Christmas fabrics box. I have always loved Basic Grey's Christmas fabrics! So why not use it!?! Great Idea!!?
Why? Because there is 144 HST units in this pattern and I want to make them as Carrie did them: eight HST units from two charms. Quick and clever! So I had to mark the sewing lines...
The ruler's center line is exactly 1/4" from both edges of ruler... the marking is now more easy;o)... Besides the markings of my current normal ruler are bit faded, it's difficult to see the necessary lines on it.
I took some photos, while sewing the first 4- patch...
only to refresh my memory, what I learnt from Bonnie about the 4-patches... during Celtic Solstice...
And the photos look so Christmassy... like a Christmas card.
Carrie told us to cut the narrow sashing strips (1" x 5") individually, but I prefer to do it this way:
First I cut wider strips and cut them after to the desired width.
And I like to use pins, when I sew those narrow strips to hold them surely straight.
The block looks nice... I don't regret the fabric choice;o)
Hopefully I'll find my way back to Ireland... ;o) and you know why?
Have a lovely weekend!!!