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Monday Morning Star Count 2014/7

I'm late today, but it's worth it.  I've been working all week on Travel Quilt #5 and here's my progress:
Two full diamonds and most of a 3rd.

I've also been cutting fabric for the next few.  I don't know how big this will be, but I'd like to have 20 diamonds finished before summer gets here.

You guys have been making great progress, and I love that our community of busy stitchers keeps growing.  Most weeks we have at least 10 links, and it has gone as high as 16.. but I know there are more of you out there.  Today I'm offering some incentive to have you all come, link up, and document your progress.
Timeless Treasures has generously shared some of their pre-cut packs of hexagons to give away to our EPP community.  Each pack has one of every color in their Rain Basics line, and fit perfectly on a 1" hexie.  (You may remember I was working with a pack of these last summer)  These pre-cuts are not available in stores, but yardage of Rain is available at a bunch of online retailers (Fat Quarter Shop, eQuilterPink Castle Fabrics, and others) as well as in quilt shops.
So, do you want some?  If we can get 20 links for this week's linky party, I will choose two of you and send you each two packs of Rain hexies.  To be clear-- the giveaway will only happen if we can get 20 people linked up to this post by next Monday, 2/24, 3:00am NYC time (when the linky is scheduled to close).  You can link up all week!  If you usually link up, go bug your EPP crazy friends to also link up so we can make it to 20!  If there are not 20 links this week, I'll roll the giveaway over and we can try again next week, but come on, how many of you are reading, have EPP progress to share, and just haven't done it yet?  Remember, flickr and instagram photos are acceptable (link up instructions for those types of accounts are in this post)
Only quilters who add links to the linky below are eligible, this is not a "comment to be entered" giveaway.  I will ship internationally, as always~

So come on!  Let us see your EPP!


  1. I like your little bee diamond. Very fun.

  2. This is fabulous! Rain is not really what I need but in fabric it is always welcome :)

  3. I love how hexagons can be diamonds! I might have to try this with my next epp project. Your fabrics are so colorful.

  4. A giveaway, how nice! I have an post from two weeks ago, but I think I'll go take some updated pics and post something new before linking up--you know, because giveaways are special like that.

    I am totally loving the rain hexagons, they are so cute!

    OK, your project--the bee is adorable. I smiled so big when I saw it. I love your work. :)

  5. I don't have a blog or instagram / flickr account...but I'm doing the EPP along with everybody else! It's my first EPP project, so it's not as refined as all the other projects, but I'm still proud of it!

  6. Wow! I really love your diamonds and every week I learn how flexible hexagons can be in creating designs. So much EPP to look forward to! Love the giveaway - how awesome!

  7. Gorgeous Giveaway, hope we will be 20... I also hope, you don´t mind, that I made some promo for your giveaway here

  8. I bought your book at B&N and read, then re-read, then bought the stuff I need to begin - I'm all ready to start, just need to find a few minutes to put the first hexie together! I'm excited to have found that you're also a blogger!

    1. Mary Ann, thank you for your sweet comment and for the very nice review of the book that you posted at Amazon! I love hearing that people get excited about EPP after seeing the book. I hope to see you link up on future Mondays!

  9. Lovely to see you beautiful diamonds. I'll write my post later on today... JJ

  10. I've just printed off the diamonds to join in the quilt along ... I'll be back after I've blogged about it!

  11. I love this! Bringing more EPPers out of the woodwork. Awesome!

  12. This is the first time I've linked. I came here by a very round about route, when someone mentioned this link, Adrienne, I think. Hope you get twenty links! It's why I linked, now you only need one more. =) I love your diamonds. The great thing about hexagons is that no matter what fabric you use, they look terrific - civil war, 30s, batik, modern, fussy cut or not, it's all great.

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    1. Woops. I deleted my post. I just wanted to say that I linked back. I hope I did it right.


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