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Celebrating Independence Day

In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

This is the way quilters celebrating Independence Day. And in my case, I have 2 Independence Day to celebrate, India and Indonesia. 

We at Desi Quilters are having August Challenge with the rules: (1)  Make a mini not bigger than 12"x12", using pieces not bigger than 1.5" finished (2) Colours to be used - saffron, white and green ONLY..Yes, the Indian Flag colours.

I was in the middle of busy Ramadan, but I just can't stay away from my sewing machine especially when I have this lovely block to try which I think will be perfect for the challenge. Yes, it's Great Granny from Bee in My Bonnet

So here's my entry for the August Challenge:

6.5" squares Coaster 

and the second one, today 17th August  is Indonesia's Independence Day. To celebrate it, today I first attempted making this coaster using foundation piecing. Which is TOUGH!! But I made it, though it's not as neat as I'd like it to be. The finish size is 4.5" squares. I should have tried something bigger than that -,-. 

So, here's the Red and White (Indonesian Flag colors) coaster:

Until then...Happy Quilting ^_^


  1. Love them both! Happy Independence Days !!

  2. Your Granny Square is beautiful Elvira. Happy Independence Day! :)

  3. What a lovely way to celebrate the 2 fabulous independence days!
    Great quilts!
    Happy Independence days!
    Eid Mubarak!

  4. @Tina: thanks for dropping by..Next year we should make a bigger challenge for Independence Day(s) ;)

    @Carol: Thanks Carol, stitching the tiny pieces is a real challenge x_x

    @Mbak Hany: Yes I had lots of fun making them. Eid Mubarak to you too :)


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