Chicken Quilt Finished!

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...

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Asterisks

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

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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Three Opposite Spokes

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,...

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block lotto opposite spokes

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

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...

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Ahh Jeez!

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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Opposite blocks

Opposite blocks

I have one opposite block for the draw (red and green) and a goofed one to donate (blue and yellow). I will blame a seniors moment for my incorrect colour choice. If permitted Sophie I can fabric paint the yellow to change to orange. Thanks...

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Spokes

Spokes

I made three spokes blocks in each of the colorways.  I enjoy searching for fabrics that meet the monthly criteria and find that I come up with serendipitous...

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