Another quilt from a 2014 block

Another quilt from a 2014 block

  A Snowball’s Chance I didn’t win these blocks. I used a 2014 Block Lotto pattern called Spokes.  I called my blocks snowflakes because I made them from snowflake fabric scraps. I included a big giant snowball too. Machine quilted, hand quilted, tied. Label says: “A Snowball’s Chance Despite the odds I believe some snowballs could survive a trip through hell. I believe in miracles too.” More on today’s...

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Strip quilt finished at last

Strip quilt finished at last

I don’t remember when I won these strip blocks but each block is 6.5 inches and had to include one “made strip” in the block. Can you find your block?  I used them all and had to make four extra to get to my needed number. I wanted a larger quilt so I made 6.5 inch blocks of yellow and white to go in between the strip blocks.  While laying the blocks out on the design wall at Elizabeth’s house, Elizabeth’s sharp...

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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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