Be My Neighbor Block 10 and a Quilt Shop Visit

Moving on to Block 10, I feel like I am running out of choices for pastels.  I really don't want to buy more fabric for this quilt, but I may have to.  A fat quarter or two wouldn't hurt, would it?  There are still six more blocks after this one.  I knew I wanted a …

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Modern Setting in Black – Part 3 – Question and Giveaway

So it is finally bound, and I thought I'd have permanent eye strain. It is bound in solid black, and yes, with black thread. Holy cow, am I glad it is finished!!  If you want to see it from the beginning click HERE.  I had to put two lamps next to my chair to see …

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Modern Setting for Traditional BOM – Part 2

More stretching out of my comfort zone with the quilting on my modern setting for a batik quilt came with loading it up on the frame for quilting. The border, sashing, batting and backing are all black.  The batting is part polyester and part cotton, yet another new experience for me.  Plus I used Bottom …

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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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