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Ohio Stars & Rails & Stuff

July 4th is looming and I've not gotten much accomplished on my OSR quilt. Surprised? I have one blue star and cut three red/white strips. I am really concerned about the next blue because it's got a lot of creme in it. I may have to let this one blue go.

What do you do with the leftover bits of strips that you've sewn together? I have about an inch or so left, so you save them as is, rip them apart or do you toss them?

Got a bit side-tracked with building a design wall because I want to watch this quilt go together. I've cut it so it just fits my wall to stay up by itself. I have to find the flannel to cover it, then get that up.

Off to cut some blue/white star fabric that I think will go better than the last one.

I priced a new camera this weekend, guess I'll have to find the old one. Sigh...why is everything so expensive? (a rhetorical question). I promise some photos one of these days.

Northern KY


  1. Hi Gloria, I have dug out my fabrics and am looking at them to see if I get enough railfences out of the white. I think I might just make it. So count me in, I just need to iron my fabric and go dig for some red for the stars. Mine will be black and white with red stars as I am not American I decided to do something a bit different.

  2. I'm go glad you are joining me. Did you see that I wanted to do it by July 4? I must be crazy. Please keep me posted on your progress even though you won't have that same deadline.


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