The rains have made such a difference in this August and the August of 2012; the pond is full, the grass is thick, and the cows are fat. We're starting on the final hay work. We know nothing of a vacation, other than it meaning a couple of weeks when there are no chickens to be constantly on our minds.
There has been a bit of work going on in the sewing room: doll dresses, baby bibs, aprons, and doll quilt tops. This is one of those quilt tops, in simple pinwheels, made from Kathleen Tracy's book, American Doll Quilts. I love the softness of the colors in this top.
I always have trouble with half square triangles, so a few years ago I purchased a pattern for paper piecing them.
The papers can be cut for the number of HSTs you will be making of each color. In my case I needed four HSTs. With right sides together, the print and the white are placed beneath the pattern,
then stitched on the dotted lines and cut apart on the solid lines, resulting in perfect HSTs.
I cut off the little "dog ears"
which my daughter suggested I leave for the Borrowers. :-) They can pick up threads from the floor and maybe find a very small needle to sew them into HSTs.
Have a good day!