Last “Wings of Spring” arrived

Karen in S Africa’s “Wings of Spring” blocks came the other day and that completes the blocks due here . Lovely Blocks and fabric choices, Karen. Now to decide just how I will set these blocks. Thanks to everyone for lovely colorful blocks and timely mailing. Karen B in...

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Wings of Spring flying in

This past week has brought in a flock of colorful and happy Wings of Spring blocks from Cathy K, , Jude, Myrna, Nann, Robin and Su. Thanks to all of you for your work in making Block Lotto so much fun. Karen...

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Wings of Spring

Wings of Spring

Here are my 8 blocks for the draw. . Was glad to be able to use some of my many yellow fabrics. Karen...

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@ Purple Stars for donation

@ Purple Stars for donation

Sorry these look ragged but just didn’t trim them smoothly yet.  These are for donation.  I’ve not worked with purple in a long time and this was a fun “do”.   I also liked the “new 2 me” way of doing the star tips and removing the underside of the light triangles to make less bulk but letting the dark rectangle hold everything easily to size.  Good technique I’d not ever done before .. thanks! Karen...

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November stars

November stars

Finally able to get these 4 blocks made and posted.  Putting up to 5 different fabrics together from what I had on hand so all contrasted well enough was a real learning experience.   They were fun to make as didn’t use much of any 1 fabric so could work with my scraps. Karen...

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Halloweens all in

Today brought the last of the Halloween blocks here    Barb R’s cutsey critters and words arrived safe and sound — Extra special again,  as have never received anything from Australia either!  I am so tickled to have something from Australia and from S. Africa! Thanks to everyone for some really neat Halloween motifs and nice framing.  Think I may need to make 2 smaller quilts from these but not to worry — have 2 grandsons and...

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November star tips

I learned something while making these blocks.  I was having difficulty getting them to size as well as having the star tips not being too close to the cut edge of the block.  Upon investigating and through several trials, found that I had to use Magic Sizing or some such on my fabrics before cutting so my cuts would truly be accurate and also to help keep the bias edges of the triangles from stretching even when sewing.  I had to make...

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