Nine Happy Birthday Blocks

Nine Happy Birthday Blocks

I had four quilter friends spending my birthday with me yesterday (and most stayed overnight, too), so I finished 9 blocks for the draw. One friend discerned that the blocks was very conducive to strip-piecing. I made two strip sets — one 2-1/2″ white + 1-1/2″ black and one 1-1/2″ white + 1-1/2″ black — and put together the blocks very quickly. I’m hoping for the luck of the...

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Two Puzzlers to Donate

Two Puzzlers to Donate

It’s been a hectic month in my studio (and elsewhere), so this is all I could make. They were fun to construct, thanks to Sophie’s wonderful...

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Strings on the Wing

I mailed string blocks to Lori and Margaret today — and they are all out of the U.S., so may take a while. I’m sorry about the delay in getting them to you, but hope you will enjoy using them to make something...

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Red Hot Hearts

Red Hot Hearts

I made these hearts from my ridiculously profuse red stash — and they didn’t make much of a dent in it. The project reminded me that I am number-challenged. I really ended up with ten hearts, but I guess one will morph into a pot-holder. Thanks, Sophie, for a really happy block this...

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String Blocks = Chicken Soup?

String Blocks = Chicken Soup?

Making these was a lovely diversion from all my Christmas prep (or procrastination about it). Once I got into the “swing of the strings”, it became a good healing. Didn’t seem to diminish my stash by much, but it was nice to make something exotic out of my scrap basket. I’d love to win...

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