Chicken Quilt Finished!

Chicken Quilt Finished!

I finished the paper pieced chicken quilt that I won earlier this year.  I used every chicken too, on front and on the back.  I hope you remember which ones you made.  Elizabeth Clark suggested I pair them with the churn dash which sounded pretty “farmish” so I make all the churn dashes with a color wheel in hand, constantly referencing the colors to be sure they were compatible. The piano key border is made up of all the leftover...

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Spokes

Spokes

Here are my four Spokes blocks for May for donation.  These were easy, festive and very fun to make.  I made them this afternoon up in Elizabeth’s sewing room. One construction tip that helped me: when inserting the first pieced bar into the cut square, crease the center of the pieced bar and the triangle half of the square and match the creased centers.  That makes it much easier to insert the pieced bars in the correct...

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Broken Dishes

Another envelope arrived of beautiful Broken Dishes blocks, from Kate in the UK.  Thank you Kate, they are lovely.  Just one more package to go, and I’ll be at the design...

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Broken Dishes

More packages of broken dishes in the mail today from Celine from the UK, Julie P, Karen B. (thanks for the variation information) , and Laura R.  They are all so lovely and different, I’ve long wanted to do a blue and white quilt so this is exciting.  Thank you...

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Broken dishes

My mailbox was full of broken dishes this week from Kathleen, Marianne, Nann, Robin and Teresa.  They are beautiful and inspiring…thanks so...

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Cactus

Cactus

Here are my four cactus blocks for donation.  Great pattern, once the pieces are cut, it goes together pretty...

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Cactus

Cactus

Here’s my first cactus block for donation.  I found that the pattern instructions for the background rectangles were too small.  I had to make them 2.5 x 4.5 vs what the pattern called for-2 x 3.5 then everything went together well. With five week old twins in the house my other donation blocks will come straggling in over the month as I get a spare hour to work on them....

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