Optical Illusion

Optical Illusion

Is anyone else seeing the extra pieces in these blocks?  It seems to be a function of the pattern in the corner fabrics, but I can’t tell exactly what causes this visual addition of (perfectly inserted) pieces. \:-) It isn’t because this one is geometric because I can see it in some of the florals that have been posted....

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Do you know?

Not sure if it is ok to ask this question on Block Lotto so I am going to go ahead and ask. I absolutely love to pick out fabric and piece quilts and on the throw size I quilt myself but on larger ones I have someone local quilt them. My question is…. Does anyone know a good way for me to list and sell them? I have about 13 quilts right now for sale at excellent prices. They are beautiful too! Quilting is my therapy and my hubby tells me...

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I really had hoped…

…to get some coffee cups made.  I have been enjoying seeing what everyone has done.  But on my birthday, as I was almost finished with the quilt top I had decided to make earlier in the day, my sewing machine quit.  Whirring but no needle movement.  Broken belt!  Monday I put her in the hospital and I don’t know how long it will be.  Belt had to be ordered.  I’m afraid once I get her back I  have too many projects that need to...

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Yet another way to make scrappy half-square triangles

I just read Melissa’s approach for making scrappy half-square-triangles (HST) and saw yet another way to make them: Lazy Scrap HST If you are someone that likes to cut larger and trim the finished HST units, her tip could eliminate half of the fabric cutting before you...

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Eclipse quilt finished (Block Lotto January, 2012)

Eclipse quilt finished (Block Lotto January, 2012)

If you told me when I won that this quilt would be completely finished in March I would have laughed.  But as the blocks arrived I loved it more and more and couldn’t wait to put it together.  As each block arrived I machine embroidered the name and location of the sender.  It is much more modern than what I have made in the past.  You can read the full post on my blog at: ...

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I’m here!

No blocks for me yet this month, but I thought  would try out posting a message anyway.  Less than 4 months until my daughter’s wedding and we haven’t started her dress yet.  I’m hoping it doesn’t take up all my quilting time.  We begin in earnest today.  Which means I better quit playing around and get ready for her arrival!  With my husband back working nights maybe I’ll keep the late evening hours for quilting...

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January Recap

In January, we made 175 Eclipse Blocks which were split among 4 winners:  Linda N, Kathy S, Laura R and Shelley.  Congratulations to our winners, and welcome again to our newbies, Anna, Ida and Lauren.  Here’s the list of blocks made and who made them. 142 Blocks for Drawing Ana – 1 *NEW* Béa – 3 Christa – 1 Coralie – 9 Deana – 6 Debbie – 3 Gwen – 8 Helen -2 Ida – 4 *NEW* Julie P – 7...

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Get Ready

I’ve sent the list of names for the drawing to Ellie.  We made a total of 178 blocks this month, so we’ll have 4 winners: two will receive 45 blocks and the other two will receive 44 blocks.  Good luck to everyone in the drawing. If you made blocks this month, you should receive email today from WordPress with the username and (computer generated) password for your new author account.  The first thing you’ll...

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