April 2019 block – Twin Sisters

April 2019 block – Twin Sisters

April’s block is going to be a two-color block of blue and white. The block name is Twin Sisters. While I love scrappy quilts, two-color quilts are also a favorite. This month’s block incorporates both because the winner will be able to make a scrappy blue and white quilt. The fabric guidelines are below and included in the print-friendly  block directions. Twin Sisters Instructions Fabric Guidelines: Background – The...

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March winners!

Thanks to Sophie for keeping the spreadsheet more carefully than I. The Random Number Generator did its thing and, randomly, the winners are K’s: Karen B — 39 blocks; Kathy S. — 39 blocks; Kathie — 40 blocks. Congratulations to...

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Block count, March 30

101 blocks o’ fun! The “D” means “donate.” You have today and tomorrow to add to this list. [And let me know if I’ve forgotten anyone.] Barbara P  — D4Carol M3Cathy K — D3Cathy L4Elizabeth — D4Ginny2Jude5Julie P4Karen B.8Kathie 4Kathleen3Linda2Linda W9Margaret3Marsha1Myrna8Nann — D9Peggy5Robin6Sherry V2Su6Teresa —...

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Block count as of March 20

74 so far! If I have missed anyone, let me know. (D=donate) Barbara P — D — 4 Carol M 3 Cathy K — D — 3 Cathy L — 4 Julie P — 4 Kathie — 4 Kathleen — 3 Linda — 2 Linda W. — 9 Margaret — 3 Marsha — 1 MYRNA — 9 Nann — D– 9 Peggy — 5 Robin — 6 Teresa — D —...

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*You have Mail*

*You have Mail*

I suppose you have to be someone of a certain age to remember the origins of that greeting … and maybe to recognize Zippy who appeared on television in public service ads to introduce zip codes in the US starting in July 1963. I have emailed everyone who made blocks last month with the mailing info. As usual let me know ASAP if: You made blocks but didn’t receive the email from meAny of your info is incorrect I apologize for the...

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Wings of Spring: the March block

Wings of Spring: the March block

Raise your hand if you’re looking forward to springtime! Here in Chicagoland March is coming in like a lion with a rare below-zero low predicted this weekend. Meanwhile, our sewing rooms are nice and cozy. This month’s block is a little different (but still easy). Are they butterflies, birds, or hair bows? It’s up to you to decide. Pull out your scraps and have fun! Here’s the link to the file with the Block Guidelines...

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February Winners

February Winners

We made 103 blocks this month which will be split between two winners. Since 40 of the blocks were donated, the Random app chose winners among the makers of the remaining 63 … and they are: Cathy K Linda Congratulations ladies. Look for email from me to confirm your mailing address and asking how many of your own blocks you’d like to keep. I can’t wait to see what quilts are made from...

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Mailing list for Fireball Blocks

Mailing list for Fireball Blocks

When you see Zippy, you already know it’s because I’ve sent out the mailing list to everyone who made blocks. In January, 26 quilters made 158 blocks. A great start for this year. When I was sending out the list this morning, I thought about how one of our winners likes to put lotto blocks into on-point settings-maybe something like this. Congrats again to Barb P, Elizabeth and...

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The February Block List

The February Block List

As blocks are made and posted this month, I’ll list them here. Our total so far: 106 Blocks Barb K – 8 (donate) Barb P – 4 (donate) Carol – 2Cathy K – 9Cathy L – 6Karen B – 8Karen L – 4Karen N – 4 (donate) Kathie – 4Kathleen – 6 (donate) Kathy – 9Linda W – 6Margaret R – 3 (donate)Marsha – 1Myrna – 2Nann – 9 (donate)Peggy – 4Robin –...

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Fireball Winners

Fireball Winners

This may post twice, as my first effort is still “uploading” almost two hours later. The winners of the Fireball blocks are: Kathleen Barb P Elizabeth I hope the fireball blocks will help warm up Barb and Elizabeth, who both are living through the Polar Vortex...

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CORRECTED Block Directions

Nann reached out to let me know that there was a mistake in the cutting directions and that the 1 x 3 1/2 inch rectangle should be 1 x 3 inches.  Thanks, Nann! I have updated the link in the original post.  If you have already downloaded the directions, please delete that one and download the corrected directions: Fireball Block Directions – CORRECTED...

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