Old MacDonald Flimsy Finished

Old MacDonald Flimsy Finished

I have not made any January hearts yet, but I did finish my top using the 2016 blocks and Sophie’s Old MacDonald design. My changes included different butterflies, different spiky leaves and extra chickens and chicks … I really enjoyed making those birds, and didn’t submit any for the lotto because I wanted to keep them all. Thanks, Sophie for the cute design and a great year of...

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Here a Chick (block), There a Chick (block) …

Here a Chick (block), There a Chick (block) …

For those looking for the block directions for the chicks in the Old MacDonald’s Mystery Sampler layout … here they are. These are traditionally pieced and although you start with quite a few pieces–some which are quite small, they go together quite quickly. All the triangle shapes are added using the technique I usually call “Snowball corners” (somehow appropriate because snow is starting to fall in Santa Fe).  You...

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Catching up with Old MacDonald

Catching up with Old MacDonald

I’m finally catching up with blocks for my Old MacDonald Sampler. I tried the Spikey Blocks for July but just couldn’t seem to make them work for me so I made these alternate Spikey Blocks instead.   These are my August Purple Mountain Majesties. And these are my September Barn...

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Update on old MacDonald

Update on old MacDonald

Okay the lighting is not the best but I am able to make a tally of OMMS blocks. Note also this is not the planned layout. Sky 6/6 Snails 7/7 (1 may be replaced lower right) violets 11/11 butterflies for sky 3/4 for mountain 0/1 green leaves ground cover 8/8 for mountain 6/6 So 2 butterflies are missing, better progress than expected. thanks...

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Mystery butterflies

Mystery butterflies

I started to write this post at the end of April, but can’t remember why I didn’t publish it!  These are my butterflies that I added to the draw and four with sky backgrounds for OMMS,  together with the pile of removed papers!  I do prefer my darker backgrounds and the scrap-striped wings.  I now have a reasonable selection of paler neutrals and whites, but this was a gap in my fabric collection before joining in with Block Lotto...

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Four Pairs for OMMS

Four Pairs for OMMS

Here’s four leaf blocks for my OMMS. I chose green for my ground cover so for these four sets of leaves I used dark green for the background and lime green for the leaves so hopefully there would be enough...

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Four for My OMMS

Four for My OMMS

Here’s my butterflies for the OMMS minus one that will be made at a later date.  Looks like I have a thing for orange polka dotted...

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Violets for Old MacDonald Mystery Quilt

Violets for Old MacDonald Mystery Quilt

Here are my 11 violet blocks from the Old MacDonald mystery quilt. These would have been posted earlier but when doing the layout for the photo I discovered there was only 10. Back to the cutting board and sewing machine. Please note the size of the yellow centres sometimes (most of the time) differs from the specified 1.25 inches. This was because I had previously cut a lot of 1.5 inch yellow squares for larger violet blocks, and did not think...

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