Noonlight blocks

Noonlight blocks

I love the name of this block!   I thought I was cutting pieces for three blocks…that was sneaky and magical!  Six blocks and two dozen half-square bonus triangles!  And they went together like a charm!   Six Noonlights for the draw.  Karen N – Cape...

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Three Susannah Blocks mailed

Three Susannahs taken to the post office this morning to start their migration north to Mary.  Hopefully will be there in 2-3 weeks, but I see my January blocks took over a month to arrive!  From Karen N in Cape Town, South Africa at the bottom end of the African...

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Six orphan blocks sent off for adoption

Two envelopes for Kathie and Kathleen taken this afternoon to the post office.  Expect them in 10 to 14 days (I think they get transported by donkey cart, or a man with a cleft stick).    Karen in Cape Town, South Africa…eagerly/impatiently awaiting birth of first grandbaby, in Wales…now 4 days beyond due...

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Three blocks

Three blocks

I thought that if I did not make these right away they might not get done at all.  These for the draw this time!  Don’t know why the whites look grey.   Karen N in Cape Town….but next week in Wales and France!!  Yay, snow!!    ...

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Six Dressed Up Orphan Babies

Six Dressed Up Orphan Babies

I have six blocks for donating.   They took me longer to make than I expected…I think mainly because the pieces are smallish.  I kept having to add and add to get them big enough to trim!  Over the years I have tamed my scraps into usable sizes, so don’t have many larger chunks.  I have many tubs of tiny strings and crumbs, but knew they would take a lot of pieces and stitching to get to 9″ and I didn’t want to cut...

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January 2018 blocks

January 2018 blocks

These are my three blocks for January and I enjoyed making them.  Curiously I initially thought the instructions were complicated, mainly as I did not notice the two small white areas in the pattern picture!  But once the pieces were cut the instructions become very clear!  These three for donation.  Karen N in a very dry Cape...

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Spokes sent

I got to the Post Office today and the blocks were mailed… they wil take about 12-4 days to arrive at Jude’s house.  Karen N in Cape...

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Three Opposite Spokes

Three Opposite Spokes

The first one I pressed the seams towards the strips, finished too small.  Second one I pressed seams away from strips, also too small.  The third one press seams open and it worked out just fine – I don’t like pressing seams open!  Made another two, and obviously not paying attention, also too small.  Made a further two by cutting the initial square 9″, and the last two strips a little longer – trimmed finished blocks,...

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Three Cacti pots

Three Cacti pots

I did like making these three blocks.   I initially read the instructions as one or more bright fabrics for the cactus, but not sure now if the top block meets the requirements.  They are all quite golden-yellow, not the greeny look in the photo!  Karen...

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Dishes Mailed

My three blue dishes mailed to Kathie today.  Will take 10-14 days.  Post office insisted it was a small parcel and not a letter, said “they” are checking!  When asking if “they” were our postal service or the US, turns out it’s the local clearing deport making sure the clerks charge correctly.  Not sure if the extra postage this time was it went as a parcel or because our postal rates went up on 1 April, but it...

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