Blue Basket blocks

Blue Basket blocks

I love these whimsical blocks for September, so pretty and easy to create with the wonderfully detailed instructions provided.  I’d like to suggest that folks take their applique threads to the back, double knot them and then weave them into the back bobbin applique threads.  It takes just a bit of extra time but makes for a MUCH neater block with no chance of unsightly and unraveled threads cut too short to be secured.   I made five...

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California Poppy

California Poppy

Six poppy blocks for August.  Take the time to pin your block intersections before sewing.  I had to rip a few out to get all the corners to match; and soon discovered it’s far quicker to take the time to...

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Postal Office and fees

Karen and anyone living overseas! Don’t feel you have to donate your blocks because of postage; you should hold your head up and participate fully. All of us can take turns mailing out of the country. Each time I mail an envelope or package I marvel that someone is willing to take it from my home town and hand deliver it to my recipient. wherever they live in the world, in just a matter of days/weeks and charge such a tiny bit for the...

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Strip quilt finished at last

Strip quilt finished at last

I don’t remember when I won these strip blocks but each block is 6.5 inches and had to include one “made strip” in the block. Can you find your block?  I used them all and had to make four extra to get to my needed number. I wanted a larger quilt so I made 6.5 inch blocks of yellow and white to go in between the strip blocks.  While laying the blocks out on the design wall at Elizabeth’s house, Elizabeth’s sharp...

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April Block

You might have noticed that two points on one of my April blocks were trimmed off when I squared the blocks.  I decided I couldn’t send them to anyone that way, and so, I removed those two squares and replaced them with new ones; so no more blunted points!  It was a pretty painless repair done while sewing at Elizabeth’s house one afternoon last...

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