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Chicken Quilt Finished!

Posted by on May 29, 2017 in blocks | 14 comments

Chicken Quilt Finished!

I finished the paper pieced chicken quilt that I won earlier this year.  I used every chicken too, on front and on the back.  I hope you remember which ones you made.  Elizabeth Clark suggested I pair them with the churn dash which sounded pretty “farmish” so I make all the churn dashes with a color wheel in hand, constantly referencing the colors to be sure they were compatible. The piano key border is made up of all the leftover two color strips from the sides of the churn dashes.  I sewed them randomly into 4 very wide strips...

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Asterisks

Posted by on May 28, 2017 in blocks | 0 comments

Asterisks

I managed to get 5 Asterisk blocks made.  Carefully attending to seam allowances and good pressing yielded the 8 1/2″ blocks.  If I make more, will cut at 9″ instead of 8 1/2″.   Hope to make more using different...

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Five May Spokes

Posted by on May 28, 2017 in blocks | 0 comments

Five May Spokes

Like several others, I enlarged my initial block to 9″ to give me some wiggle room for trimming them down to 8.5″.  I’ve admired these blocks in the past and they went up fairly quickly.  I’m adding five for the drawing....

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Karen’s cacti from South Africa complete my winnings

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in sent and received | 0 comments

Karen, thanks for the final cacti from last month’s win.  They are just lovely – with great colors.  I can’t wait to put them all together....

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Three Opposite Spokes

Posted by on May 23, 2017 in blocks | 0 comments

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, perfect in size!   So I get to keep four 7.5″ (finished) blocks and have three for the draw.  ...

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More cacti to give thanks for

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in sent and received | 0 comments

I’d like to thank Cathy L, Julie P, Marsha, Michelle, and Susan for the cacti that have arrive in the past two weeks.  That all the North American blocks, so I’m in good shape. Many thanks,...

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block lotto opposite spokes

Posted by on May 21, 2017 in blocks | 0 comments

block lotto opposite spokes

Here are my three spokes for this month.  I made several blocks but due to human error, like cutting blocks wrong size first two attempts. Then cutting spokes size incorrectly on third attempt.  I have it now correctly done! Su, Quiltin’ in...

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Almost, Very Nearly, Practically Perfect

Posted by on May 20, 2017 in blocks, show and tell | 0 comments

Almost, Very Nearly, Practically Perfect

Approaching this block with many misgivings, I set out to conquer it. After the first one came out a bit too small (1/16 is allowable), I increased the large square to 9″, drew horizontal and vertical lines on the back of the 9″ square with a permanent marker, marked the centers of the inserts in the seam allowances on the right side, and though all of them are acceptable, the 6th one was very nearly perfect. The complementary color scheme is stunning. I had fun figuring out how to make the patterns go in the same direction on the...

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2 Spokes

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in blocks | 0 comments

2 Spokes

I switched to streaming Twin Peaks and my sewing has stabilized by...

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Ahh Jeez!

Posted by on May 18, 2017 in blocks | 4 comments

Well, I was streaming Fargo and sewing at the same time so just so ya know that I made 4 of the cutest spoke blocks ya’d ever wanna see but wouldn’t it just frost ya, they squared up to 8 1/4″!  Ya, I’ll try again, you...

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