Falling Stars and Giveaway Winner

Thank you all so much for commenting on the Black Modern Quilt setting.  I have decided to go with an idea that hit Friday morning, Falling Stars.  The Option A orientation has won out for showing first, but I may switch the hanging sleeve to the other end for a future show just to see …

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A Modern Setting for Traditional Block of the Month

Last year, I did a series of posts on a block of the month, all in batiks which was put on by a local quilt shop using patterns from the internet.  I decided that batik fabrics were not my cup of tea.  With the advice of friends, I did manage to get all the blocks …

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December Block of the Month 2014

Ever have one of those times where you just cannot get motivated to finish something? That is how I felt with this last block for the Block of the Month for 2014.  First of all, I did this local quilt store's block of the month club so I could work with batiks and see what …

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November Block of the Month

This month the local quilt store gave us the Sunlight and Shadow block from Quilt Blocks Galore.  They decided that our quilt needed more green, so they chose a nice deep green batik to pair with the gold. You'll need mostly squares, with a few HSTs made from more squares.  As usual, I like the …

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October Block of the Month

Continuing our batiks exploration with another block.  The local quilt store is picking the fabrics and patterns.  This month the pattern is Wyoming Valley, available on Quilt Blocks Galore.  The shop has chosen a dark purple with a red-orange accent.  The same grey background was given to us too. As usual, I don't like the …

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Block of the Month September 2014

This month the LQS picked Wild Waves from Quilter's Cache.  This is a pretty simple block as all of the parts can be chain-stitched each step of the way. The colors chosen by the quilt shop are a really pretty blue/green variable, a darker blue watermark, and the standard grey that has been the background …

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Block of the Month – August 2014

This month's block is Variable Star from Quilt Blocks Galore.The quilt shop chose yellow for the main color this month. You will need the following cuts using my method of chain piecing instead of strippy piecing. It really helps when you are doing these blocks to check the supply requirements at the end before you …

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Block of the Month – July 2014

This month's block is Housewife found on Quilt Blocks Galore.  Click HERE for the link to the pattern.  I liked the purples chosen by the quilt store.  I have a secret wish that the whole quilt was in purple, yellow and green.  But, it will be scrappy.  This one has a mistake in the online …

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Block of the Month June 2014

This is a pretty simple block, but I will warn you, simplicity can be deceptive. The colors in this block are light and dark of four different colors plus a background for a total of 9 different fabrics used. Positioning is critical, especially for the flying geese units. The pattern for the block is called …

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Block of the Month May 2014

Seems like there is a theme developing.  The ladies at the LQS were hinting about this at the April meeting, maybe we are doing all blocks of earth elements?  I guess I should have paid better attention to that part of the program, LOL!  Anyway, this months block has a real curve ball thrown, as …

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Block of the Month – April

I hope you are quilting along with us for the Block of the Month!  This is April's block chosen by the quilt store, called Lindy’s Plane. The pattern is on Quilt Blocks Galore at http://www.quilterscache.com/L/LindysPlaneBlock.html This one was a bit of a bear, with all the seams and little 2 inch squares. The kit had …

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Block of the Month – February catch up

February Catch up Block of the Month  is called Waterwheel Variation, and you can find the pattern on Quilters Cache – click here for the pattern - http://www.quilterscache.com/W/WaterwheelVariationBlock.html My kit only contained this blue and light gray, but the block image on our handout looked like only two colors so I went on with it. …

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Block of the Month – January catching up

It has been a while since we started the block of the month, but I had to wait for some missing fabric pieces to be mailed to me. Both kits that I purchased at the third block of the month meeting were missing something. They arrived yesterday, so here goes the first catch up block …

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Block of the Month Quilt Along – March 2014

I like doing quilty things with my buddies, and recently joined a block of the month with two friends.  I joined up without knowing what the color choices were, or what kind of blocks would be done.   It is a 30 minute drive away, so we get to have lots of chat time in …

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