Wings

Wings

Here are my Wings of Spring for donation. (I will create a list of all the posts thus...

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Wings of Spring: the March block

Wings of Spring: the March block

Raise your hand if you’re looking forward to springtime! Here in Chicagoland March is coming in like a lion with a rare below-zero low predicted this weekend. Meanwhile, our sewing rooms are nice and cozy. This month’s block is a little different (but still easy). Are they butterflies, birds, or hair bows? It’s up to you to decide. Pull out your scraps and have fun! Here’s the link to the file with the Block Guidelines...

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Spare Parts IV

Spare Parts IV

It’s a flimsy! 58 x 80. You may recognize Lotto blocks — the Dresden Sunflowers are obvious, but can you find the California Poppies? (I had four of them. I sliced them diagonally to make square-in-a-square frames for the purple tree and the basket.) My recipe for Spare Parts quilts: Put blocks on design wall. Let them simmer. Stir. Sew a few together. Rip a little. Repeat. Eventually they gel into a...

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February blocks

February blocks

I have a box of 3.5″ nine patches just waiting for designs like this. I also have some inky-dark fabrics that I have trouble incorporating into other projects. These are for donation. Nann’s...

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November Lotto Winners

Thank you all for bearing with the corrections to the instructions for the November Nine-Patch Stars. 46 blocks were posted which means that two lucky winners will receive 23 blocks each. And those winners are . . . MARCIA and TERESA!  Congratulations to you both.  Stay tuned for Sophie’s mailing instructions....

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November Block: Nine Patch Stars

November Block:  Nine Patch Stars

I’m always alert to interesting ways to use nine-patch blocks.  For many years I participated in a quarterly swap of 3.5″ nine-patches. The swap has ended but I am not bereft– I have a box with several hundred of the little gems. This month’s block features 3.5″ nine-patches (two fabrics, dark corners). If you have a few on hand you can use them; if not, they’re quick to make. Dig into your scrap bin and have...

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