Baby quilt from old blocks

Baby quilt from old blocks

We did these blocks years ago, I don’t remember when. I didn’t win, but remember loving the quilts the winners made so I do remember making more and then I forgot about them. I found the stack recently and decided they would make a good baby quilt. It will go to my young cousin who is having a baby...

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Remember zigzag blocks?

Remember zigzag blocks?

I finally found a project for the zigzag blocks.  The Minnesota Quilters President’s Challenge this year is a twin quilt for a program that helps homeless youth, many who have aged out of the foster system, develop their skills.  Each young adult gets an apartment and can select basics such as dishes, pans, bedding, etc.  Hand made items are a big hit.  Often kids can’t believe that someone cared enough to make them something.  The...

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And I Made a Quilt Top

And I Made a Quilt Top

While looking for bright solid scraps to use for this month’s blocks I came across a few different pink scraps plus some novelty fabric scraps so I made a donation quilt top using this month’s block.  I had to put a frame around some of the novelties to bring them up to the 6.5 inch size so I guess those are framed frames....

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A sunny finish!

A sunny finish!

I don’t remember when we did these blocks. 2 years ago? It sat as a top for quite some time, finally going to the quilter this spring. I put the binding on today. I love it and thanks to all who sent me...

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Finally A Finish

Finally A Finish

I have finally finished this quilt made from my winnings from a couple of years ago.  Hopefully this will now spur me on to using some of my other blocks that I have won over the last few years. I have been extremely lucky in the draws since I joined many years ago and have hardly missed any months until quite recently when I have become overwhelmed by the number of projects that I have on the go at the moment.  However I have some very...

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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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An old block revamped

An old block revamped

This was one of my first ever constructed Block Lotto blocks dating back to 2010, a log cabin rose. At the time I was lurker, not posting until 2012. This block became the basis for my contribution to our embroidery guild display to take place later in June which has a theme of chaos and order. All embellishments are hand embroidered or beaded. Thanks Sophie for this great start to my Block Lotto journey. Hugs...

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Dud Winnings Quilt

Dud Winnings Quilt

December 31, 2013… yes I know it’s been a while ago, but I finally used all but two of the dud orphan blocks that I won back then.  I put most of them in the back of my Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt called Celtic Solstice.  It was a mystery she started the day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday), 2013.  I saved the beautiful red cabin block and a basket block for two other projects.  But here’s the back of my Celtic Solstice with...

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