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Star Chain en route

Posted by on April 16, 2014 in sent and received | 0 comments

My lone star chain left Florida for Germany yesterday.  I had fantasized about posting pics of this months blocks but…I have not made any yet.

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Mod Mod Qal- Bead on a string

Posted by on April 15, 2014 in my sampler | 1 comment

Mod Mod Qal- Bead on a string

Hi, I have finally finished the beads, I used Dena’s WIP video for the circles (tin foil method) and found it speedy and gave an excellent result. The bead blocks use a lot of techniques and are good learning tools. Now it is on to the Chained Stars. Wishing you have a Joyous...

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finished object – Eclipse quilt

Posted by on April 15, 2014 in block lotto community, show and tell | 1 comment

finished object – Eclipse quilt

These were blocks from 2011 or 2012, and I’ve posted pictures before as it was a work in progress. Now it’s quilted and bound, so I thought I would share the finished quilt.  Thanks to all who made the squares!   (that’s our new cat Nick sitting on the quilt)....

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4 to donate

Posted by on April 15, 2014 in blocks | 0 comments

4 to donate

 I used method 2, which is pretty easy.  A couple of the white corners are a little “shy” so I will replace them before mailing.  I think the photo is a little over exposed, because the colors are a little brighter in person.  These are to donate.  (sorry about the 2 yellow prints together; I didn’t visualize how it would work together until I made the first one. Linda from...

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8 April blocks

Posted by on April 15, 2014 in blocks | 0 comments

8  April blocks

  Here are 8 blocks for this month’s lotto, but I am donating my chances as I need to take care of blocks I already have. Plus, I made some more of these for myself from other fabrics anyway, lol. I made these by method 2 (joining the colours first) and I made the ones for myself by method 1 (making 4 no waste FG and attaching to HST units). I found that I prefered method 2 in terms of easiness, but method 1 was easier to be accurate. Of course, that’s just me – who knows what others will find!  I’ve had so many...

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9 Triangles in a Square

Posted by on April 14, 2014 in blocks | 0 comments

9 Triangles in a Square

LOVE these colorful triangles in a square!!  Perfect for spring Sophie!  I like to paper piece so that is the method I used.  No fuss no muss and everything always comes out perfect.  Would be great to win these!!   Belinda N. Browndirtcottage.blogspot.com...

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Mod mod qal -Chevrons

Posted by on April 14, 2014 in my sampler | 2 comments

Mod mod qal -Chevrons

Well, I have been thinking about where I will take the colour for the Month- January Chevrons… and I decided to go with off white TOT and Greens. I am working on my Beads- on a- String today. The invisible thread is! I am trying Dena’s video tip WIP with aluminum foil and it is totally easy and fast and giving me the best results yet! (I tried using a CD for the template (just an experiment)…I know it is the wrong size but , it worked beautifully to give a nice clean edge…just something to consider if you need a...

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Star chain arrival

Posted by on April 14, 2014 in sent and received | 0 comments

I have contained my excitement about winning the March draw until now!  Yay, I am most fortunate!  The first star chain block arrived today from Dagmar in Germany, and it’s lovely, thank-you.  It was mailed it on the 3 April, taking eleven days to arrive – no more than usual!  Thanks from Karen in Cape Town, South Africa.        

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April Update – Mod Mod Quilt-Along

Posted by on April 14, 2014 in housekeeping | 1 comment

April Update – Mod Mod Quilt-Along

This month, we add Triangles in a Square blocks to our quilts. Small Crib Throw Twin F/Q King Triangles-in-a-Square Blocks 3 3 6 9 9 12 Star Chain Blocks 1 2 2 3 4 5 Bead-on-a-String 3 6 7 10 13 17 Double Chevron Blocks 1 2 3 4 6 8   In all the quilts, this month’s block appears in rows of three.  In all except the smallest quilt, one of those short rows is found at the top of the module beneath the one we completed last month.  If you are making a Throw-size or larger, a second row is found in the adjacent module, creating a row...

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3 Gorgeous Chained Stars Received

Posted by on April 14, 2014 in sent and received | 0 comments

I was very happy to open the post box and find 3 Beautiful Blocks! Sophie’s Batick is sophisticated and elegant, Peggy M.s baby polka dots is playful and fun, Kathleen L.s striped waves and Baby polka dots a masterpiece! I don’t know how you got it all lined up but, it is perfect. Every Block is well constructed and gorgeous.Thank you Ladies…I am thrilled and appreciate your beautiful work. It may be serendipity but all have elements of my favorite colours Greens and Oranges! I am also enjoying the lovely postcards and their...

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