Barn Quilt

Julie Post is that your barn quilt in the recent (September) AQ Magazine?  If so, I LOVE IT and wondered if the group of barn quilts will be traveling, to maybe the AQS show in Grand Rapids, MI? I would so love to see these quilts in person.  The piecing is extraordinary, the barns whimsical and the quilting wonderfully...

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Blocks mailed today

Just a note to say that I put 5 Spokes blocks into the mail today to Jude.    Can’t wait to see how she works all these Spokes winnings up!  ...

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Spokes Address

Hello all, I’m catching up after a week in Duluth with the MN Quilters show.  It looks like Jean-Sophie is asking for a break.  Usually you get an email but I can’t do that from here.  I do want all those spokes so here is my address. Jude Edling 200 Park Av. B001 Minneapolis, MN 55415 Many thanks to you all and especially to Jean-Sophie for everything she does!...

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May 2017 Recap

May 2017 Recap

In May, 2017, A dozen quilters made 47 eight inch spokes blocks in complementary colors.  Margaret made this one. Jude was the winner this month. Congratulations, Jude!   Guidelines and the link to the block directions are in this post: Opposites Attract in May Tag for ALL blog posts about this month’s block: spokes     This post is the archive for the list of blocks made this month and who made them  Total : 47 Blocks...

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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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2 Spokes

2 Spokes

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

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