BL inspired stripes quilt

BL inspired stripes quilt

In December when Sophie revealed the “stripes” block, I realized this was perfect for a jelly roll originally bought on sale at Tuesday morning that had been languishing in my sewing room.  Generous as ever, Sophie helped me resize the block.        ...

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Eight blocks for Kim H.

Eight blocks for Kim H.

Thanks Sophie for such a great pattern and springy colorways. Now if only I can win ;). I’ve been meaning to try the no-waste method for flying geese for quite a while and got to see a demonstration last weekend at the Brooklyn Guild’s quilt show (where I also saw the wife of our new Mayor). It turns out the “no waste” method is quite wasteful if you cut the fabric using the wrong dimensions! You’d think that as...

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2 Star Chain blocks– at last

2 Star Chain blocks– at last

The paradox of quilting, for me at least, is that even if it is relaxing, when I am too stressed, I screw up, leading to less relaxation.  So it is with the March block.  Although I loved the block because it is pretty and got me to stretch a bit with the quarter square triangles, I kept having to take apart, re-cut.  There’s one more coming–if I can find a missing QST.   PS: One time I was on a really stressful work trip. I...

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Chevrons on their way to Helen and Karen

This might be a record for me in getting blocks to the post office. I didn’t have an email for Karen for the customs form, but since that issue hasn’t come up in the boards, I assume that’s OK. Congratulations...

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Setting idea for Duds and Orphans?

Setting idea for Duds and Orphans?

I didn’t win the Duds and Orphans drawing (sniff), but I thought of the orphans last night when I saw this pattern/book, Gypsy Wife, by Jen Kingwell, at the quilt store.  It seems like this could be a interesting setting for an assortment of random blocks if you could pick up colors from the orphans for the striped part. I have some BLotto related orphans that might work with this. I had not seen her work before, but her patterns are...

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Playing with 2013 blocks

Playing with 2013 blocks

Like Sophie, I chose red and white for my 2013 sampler.  Since it’s a holiday weekend I got to go to my local quilt shop and play around with a layout.  There are about 5 blocks that don’t make it into this layout and 2 others that veered too far from the red/white screen. Like an idiot I forgot to look at the red & white exhibit app for ideas first, so I’ll keep...

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Blocks mailed

Blocks mailed

Stripes went in the mail to Belinda, Elizabeth and Julianne a week ago Tuesday. Hopefully you have them by now, Yesterday, I sent 2 duds (wrong fabric) and an orphan that I made after the drawing to Kathy Hope everyone is keeping...

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