CORRECTED Pattern

When Kathie spotted the mistake in the size of the background rectangles soon after the post with the link to the pattern was up, I corrected it and updated the link and thought I was quick enough … but, apparently, some of you were quicker. If you have downloaded the pattern, the name of the file should have “-CORRECTED” appended, if not, please go back to the Announcement post and download the corrected version from the...

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Mailing Info has been Sent

Mailing Info has been Sent

If you made and posted Broken Dishes blocks in March, you should have email from me with the information you need to send them to one or both of the winners. If you should have received the mail and didn’t (or vice-versa) or if your number of blocks is incorrect on the info-sheet, please let me know...

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Colorful Cactus Pots in April

Colorful Cactus Pots in April

This month, we’re making colorful, scrappy, traditional Cactus Pot blocks with yellow/gold backgrounds.   I hope to be able to replace this drawing with a photo of a real block, soon. You can find the directions for the block here: Cactus Pot – Block Pattern – CORRECTED IMPORTANT NOTE: The fabrics used in the sample block in the pattern do NOT follow this month’s fabric guidelines.  These in-progress photos are from...

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Coming Soon …

Coming Soon …

The new block directions and guidelines will be available later today.  Here’s a peek at what we will be making and the fabric guidelines so you can get ready to sew: Fabric Guidelines: Background – Yellow or gold fabric that may be a solid, a tone-on-tone print, or a multicolor print that is predominately yellow or gold Cactus – Your choice of fabric in one or more bright color(s). Pot– Also your choice. The Pot fabric should either be...

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March 2017 Recap

March 2017 Recap

March,  27 quilters made 97 of these 8 inch (finished size) blocks–a variation of the traditional Broken Dishes block, using lighter and darker blue fabrics combined with white. Peggy made this one. The blocks were won by Kathie and Barb P. Guidelines and the link to the block directions are in this post:   Blue Broken Dishes (Star) In March     The tag for ALL blog posts about this month’s block: dishes   This post...

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And the Broken Dishes (blocks) Go To …

And the Broken Dishes (blocks) Go To …

The Bad News As some of you know I am struggling with an old health issue and just haven’t been able to keep up with life (or the Block Lotto) so I haven’t been updating things (like the Block directions for this month nor the Sneak Peek for April’s block).  I remain optimistic … but only time will tell. The Good News I updated the list on the at-a-glance page this morning, added some block photos that were emailed to me...

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Inspiration for this Month’s Block

Inspiration for this Month’s Block

A few years ago, I started making a scrappy version of blocks like ours in 6 colors for the Rainbow Scraps Challenge. It took a couple of years for me to make the 121 blocks in this quilt top, using only fabrics from my scrap bins–these blocks have 24-32 different fabrics in each block: The individual star blocks get a little bit lost, but I like the blendy effect. I am hoping to begin quilting it this month 😉 Last night, I saw this Broken...

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Ready, Set, Mail

Ready, Set, Mail

I have sent the mailing info to everyone who made and posted Dutchman’s Puzzle blocks. If you should have received mail but didn’t–or vice-versa–be sure to let me know ASAP. Ditto if you check the mailing info sheet and find a mistake in your information. Mr Zip and I thank...

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Blue Broken Dishes (Star) in March

Blue Broken Dishes (Star) in March

2-color quilts are considered by many to be enduring classics. We’ll be making 8 inch Broken Dishes (star) blocks combining a lighter and darker blue fabric with white. Barbara P made this block. I cannot believe that one month later, I have to explain once again that I can’t seem to get well again after having the flue last month so, once again, this post will be brief–providing you with the essentials and updated as I can...

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February 2017 Recap

February 2017 Recap

In February 2017, 27 quilters made 104 traditional Dutchman’s Puzzle blocks, using green fabrics in shades inspired by Pantone’s Color of the Year: Greenery. The blocks were won by Laura (56 blocks) and Robin (48 blocks) Susan made this one. Complete guidelines and the link to the block directions are in this post: Love It or Hate It–Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year   The tag for ALL blog posts about this month’s...

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The Winners Are …

The Winners Are …

Work has been such a blur today, that I didn’t remember that it was the end of the month and TIME FOR THE DRAWING until sometime this afternoon … with my apologies, here’s the random pick: Which translates into wins for: Laura (56 blocks) Robin (48 blocks) Congratulations … look for email from me later tonight (promise I won’t get so busy at home and forget...

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