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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baby quilt almost done

baby quilt almost done

These are the blocks I won last summer. It was my first attempt at spiral circle quilting on the machine. It went well and will do it again one day. The binding isn’t on yet, but I couldn’t wait to show it. We had a lot of snow last night, I’ll go shovel a little, then start sewing on this snow day at...

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Log cabin roses quilt finally finished

Log cabin roses quilt finally finished

This block was my first encounter with Block Lotto back in 2010, although I only started posting in 2012. My initial blocks used yellow roses but I really wanted purple tones for my quilt. The quilt has been sitting in the cupboard for several years, sandwiched and pinned. This week it was finally finished with in-the-ditch quilting plus some additional fancy stitching on the border and centres. Thanks Sophie for this introduction to the Block...

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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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Pieced strings

Pieced strings

I made 9 pieced strings blocks for this month’s lotto but I didn’t stop there.  I alternated the strings with units for the Quiltville En Provence mystery — I’m not sure which were the leaders-and-enders.  I’m all caught up with the mystery units and 72 string blocks are now a flimsy (=unquilted top).  (54 x 66) I’m still going to participate in the...

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Purple Diamonds

Purple Diamonds

In late November, my mother, aunt, and I threw a baby shower for my little sister, who is due in January.  I knew I wanted to make her a baby quilt, and had even earmarked the Split 9-Patch blocks for it.  With my visiting mother-in-law minding her grandsons, I was able to make this quilt in three days, the week of the shower.  My sister got all weepy when she opened the package.  I don’t know why – I’d warned her I would be...

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