2 Cactus blocks

2 Cactus blocks

Sorry that I picked such a pale shade of yellow for this pattern. I made two additional blocks with a white “pot” but I felt that the contrast was not strong enough half way through sewing them together and abandoned them. Anyway, this is a cute pattern and I hope whoever wins these will find my pale blocks blend well enough with the more vibrant...

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2 Puzzle blocks from Ginny

2 Puzzle blocks from Ginny

Here are the 2 I made for the sneak peak. I made them using the tool Bonnie Hunter was selling to go with her recent mystery quilt that allows you to cut the triangles needed to make flying geese from strips. It’s not really easier than doing the “no waste” method, but it’s good if you have strips hanging around you want to use...

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4 from Ginny

4 from Ginny

These are fun! Here are 4 from me, using assorted strings and scraps from my vast collection. 😉 I am always happy to get rid of some of these scraps, so thank you Sophie. I tried a couple of different methods because some of my scraps are a bit wonky and I was concerned about getting the blocks to lie flat. I pieced one of the blocks just by sewing the strips together, but for the other three I used foundations: one was a...

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Plaid 9-patch blocks revisited

Plaid 9-patch blocks revisited

I used Sophie’s pattern for making a pair of plaid 9-patch blocks (with her permission of course) for my quilt guild’s September block-of-the-month challenge and we got an overwhelming response. Block Lotto participants made this block in June 2015 from blue, black and white fabric. For my guild I changed it up by substituting pink for blue. My co-chair Robyn and I didn’t do a great job at the meeting this morning getting the...

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Blocks mailed

I went to the post office today and sent blocks to Julie, Maree and Kristin. Congratulations! I can’t wait to see what you all make with these cute...

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