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My First Three Flower Blocks

Posted by on March 2, 2015 in blocks | 0 comments

My First Three Flower Blocks

I love these blocks -they will be hard to part with if I don’t win.

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Arrow Blocks Sent Today

Posted by on March 2, 2015 in sent and received | 0 comments

Four Arrow blocks are making their way from the Grand Haven, Michigan Post Office from Barbara Post to Jude Edling in Blue Earth, MN.  Congrats and enjoy.

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Arrows sent

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I mailed three arrow blocks to Dagmar in Germany today.   Nann

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Arrow Blocks mailed

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4 arrow blocks in the mail to Kim Hall today. wilmaNC

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Black/white nine/nines: all set

Posted by on March 2, 2015 in show and tell | 5 comments

Black/white nine/nines: all set

Here’s how my lotto winnings turned out.  The flimsy is 69 x 78.

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The Mailing Information for February and my Admission …

Posted by on March 1, 2015 in housekeeping | 2 comments

First, the embarrassing part.  I FINALLY mailed my double 9-Patch blocks from January YESTERDAY. My apologies to the January winners. Earlier today, I sent email to everyone who made blocks in February with the mailing info for those blocks.  (And now, I’m going to pack my Arrow block up, address the envelope and mail MUCH earlier this month.)

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My First Block and the Fusible Frame Technique

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My First Block and the Fusible Frame Technique

If you found the brief description a little confusing, here is more information about how to use paper-backed fusible to create a frame and just fuse the edges.  While it doesn’t matter much for this month’s Lotto block because we don’t have a lot of overlapping layers, if you are making something more complex and layered, it’s a good technique to know. Begin by tracing the appliqué shape on the paper side of the paper-backed fusible. Roughly cut just outside the line and also INSIDE the line leaving at least 1/4 inch...

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Fuse It and Forget It in March

Posted by on March 1, 2015 in housekeeping | 1 comment

Fuse It and Forget It in March

In March, we are making 9-inch square raw-edged fused appliqué Flower blocks in three variations. Helen  made this one. The directions for making this block (with the changes noted below) can be found in Michael Miller Fabric’s free quilt pattern: Bubbly Blooms We will be making these changes in the pattern for the Block Lotto 1. Fabrics for your lotto blocks should be: Background – cream/tan tone-on-tone fabrics or other low volume fabrics Flower Parts – batiks in your choice of color 2. When making your blocks, cut the...

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February 2015 Recap

Posted by on February 28, 2015 in housekeeping | 0 comments

February 2015 Recap

The block for February, 2015 was a 4/12 by 18-inch long rectangle (finished size) Arrow block. Margaret made these three arrow blocks. 33 quilters made a total of 132 blocks won by three winners: Dagmar, Kim and Jude. Complete guidelines and link to the pattern are in this post: Cupid’s Arrows will Fly in February Tag for ALL blog posts about this month’s block: Arrow   This post is our archive of the blocks made and who made them:   Blocks entered into Drawing:   Barb P – 4 Barbara S – 1 Cathy L – 3...

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The March Hare has nothing on me!

Posted by on February 28, 2015 in blocks | 1 comment

The March Hare has nothing on me!

Barly in time to enter, after starting early by cutting all pieces for four blocks. A week later, I had 1 reject and 1 barely acceptable arrow, and set it aside until last midnight.  Didn’t someone say these were easy?

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