CORRECTED Pattern

When Kathie spotted the mistake in the size of the background rectangles soon after the post with the link to the pattern was up, I corrected it and updated the link and thought I was quick enough … but, apparently, some of you were quicker. If you have downloaded the pattern, the name of the file should have “-CORRECTED” appended, if not, please go back to the Announcement post and download the corrected version from the...

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Mailing Info has been Sent

Mailing Info has been Sent

If you made and posted Broken Dishes blocks in March, you should have email from me with the information you need to send them to one or both of the winners. If you should have received the mail and didn’t (or vice-versa) or if your number of blocks is incorrect on the info-sheet, please let me know...

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Colorful Cactus Pots in April

Colorful Cactus Pots in April

This month, we’re making colorful, scrappy, traditional Cactus Pot blocks with yellow/gold backgrounds.   I hope to be able to replace this drawing with a photo of a real block, soon. You can find the directions for the block here: Cactus Pot – Block Pattern – CORRECTED IMPORTANT NOTE: The fabrics used in the sample block in the pattern do NOT follow this month’s fabric guidelines.  These in-progress photos are from...

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Coming Soon …

Coming Soon …

The new block directions and guidelines will be available later today.  Here’s a peek at what we will be making and the fabric guidelines so you can get ready to sew: Fabric Guidelines: Background – Yellow or gold fabric that may be a solid, a tone-on-tone print, or a multicolor print that is predominately yellow or gold Cactus – Your choice of fabric in one or more bright color(s). Pot– Also your choice. The Pot fabric should either be...

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And the Broken Dishes (blocks) Go To …

And the Broken Dishes (blocks) Go To …

The Bad News As some of you know I am struggling with an old health issue and just haven’t been able to keep up with life (or the Block Lotto) so I haven’t been updating things (like the Block directions for this month nor the Sneak Peek for April’s block).  I remain optimistic … but only time will tell. The Good News I updated the list on the at-a-glance page this morning, added some block photos that were emailed to me...

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Blue Broken Dishes (Star) in March

Blue Broken Dishes (Star) in March

2-color quilts are considered by many to be enduring classics. We’ll be making 8 inch Broken Dishes (star) blocks combining a lighter and darker blue fabric with white. Barbara P made this block. I cannot believe that one month later, I have to explain once again that I can’t seem to get well again after having the flue last month so, once again, this post will be brief–providing you with the essentials and updated as I can...

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The Winners Are …

The Winners Are …

Work has been such a blur today, that I didn’t remember that it was the end of the month and TIME FOR THE DRAWING until sometime this afternoon … with my apologies, here’s the random pick: Which translates into wins for: Laura (56 blocks) Robin (48 blocks) Congratulations … look for email from me later tonight (promise I won’t get so busy at home and forget...

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Love it or Hate it–Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year

Love it or Hate it–Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year

Each year, Pantone chooses their Color of the Year.  This year it is a yellowish green called Greenery. We’ll be making 8 inch Dutchman’s Puzzle blocks combing the color-of-the-year with another fabric of your choice and adding a tan or pink background. Susan made this block. I apologize, but I think I picked up a nasty flu that is working it’s way through the city and so this post will be brief–providing you with the...

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The Extra Sneaky Sneak Peek has been Mailed

If you have made and posted heart blocks this month, you should have received email from me with the slightly early sneak peek at next month’s block. Also in the email is the coupon code to download The Three Bears quilt pattern for free. I am going to be super busy tomorrow (and even have a meeting schedule at lunchtime) so I sent it out early … but if you haven’t yet posted your blocks and still do so before noon (on the...

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This Page Intentionally blank

This Page Intentionally blank

If you have downloaded this month’s block pattern, you may have noticed that the second page is blank. You have also noticed that the first two pages have a landscape orientation (wide) and the rest have a portrait orientation (tall). Here’s what I was thinking. The blank page is intentional, meant to allow for those who like to print on both sides of the paper.   If you don’t print on both sides, you might choose to specify...

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Some First of the Year Housekeeping

Some First of the Year Housekeeping

If you made and posted string blocks in December, you should have received email from me with the mailing info for your blocks. I have updated the at-a-glance page with all the January information and the 38 blocks posted so far. And created my spreadsheet for tracking this year’s blocks to which quilters will be added when they post their first blocks of the year. I have also uploaded this month’s block pattern to Payhip–the...

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