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November 19, 2010 4 comments

The quilt we made together for my month was in a quilt show at Richard Stravitz Art Gallery in Virginia Beach, VA in October. Just wanted to let all of you know! http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=482157997237&set=a.481744252237.286133.150913912237

I also realized that I never posted a photo of the completed quilt on here.  I did put it on my personal blog and flicker, but if you missed it, here’s a photo.

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For May and June

June 9, 2010 4 comments

For Dorrie:

Your stash is fabulous, Dorrie. This type of block requires precision, which is quite a challenge for me. Definitely good idea to outsource the work on a quilt like this! I can’t wait to see the finished product.

For Sorrel:

I love the story behind this quilt, and I’m glad that we could be a part of it. I couldn’t totally finish two blocks, probably due to my own poor planning. I thought I had enough purple to just add to that side. I may have messed it up, though I hope not.

I’m off to the post office!

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No pressure, but…

June 6, 2010 4 comments

I just realized today that the deadline for the ALS hopes and dreams quilt challenge is July 31. If those of you still working on my circle blocks would mind getting them to me this month, I think I can still make it in time. Thanks!

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Way Behind

May 8, 2010 6 comments

Finally finished Adrienne’s block for March. I added quite a few of my own fabrics. I was going for a scrappier look. I was inspired by the bento box from your group.

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April Circles

March 31, 2010 6 comments

These fabrics have now been cut and will be mailed to you tomorrow.

For this month, I would like circles. For a bit of inspiration:
1. Detail of “Spot On” Circle Quilt, 2. Roundabout Quilt, 3. Circle Quilt WIP, 4. scrappy circles quilt, 5. Penumbra 1, 6. gelato circles 3, 7. Sew la tea block4, 8. my sister’s quilt, 9. Whirling Spirals Quilted Table Runner, 10. New York Beauty for Jen, 11. ready to quilt, 12. Roundabout Quilt Closeup

You can make circles/ half or quarter circles as simple or complicated as  you like.  Applique or pieced are both fine. If you have enough time/fabric(I think I went a bit overboard on fabric, so you should be good.) I would like two 12.5 inch blocks. I would also like a signature block (5.5 inch) from each of you for the back. For the signature block, any type of block that you wish, just include your name, permanent ink or stitched.

Here are a few tutorials  for circles, applique and pieced.

http://angieasplund.blogspot.com/2009/09/circle-quilt-block-tutorial.html
http://www.dioramarama.com/2009/02/tutorial_easy_pieced.html
http://annamariahorner.blogspot.com/2007/02/super-circles.html

I’m sure there are more, this was just what I found after a quick search.

FYI, this is going to be a charity quilt. I will be donating the completed quilt to the Hopes and Dreams Quilt Challenge for ALS, sponsored by Quilter’s Dream Batting. Quilts are either given to an ALS patient or used to raise money for ALS research. My uncle was diagnosed with ALS 2 years ago. My brother in law was diagnosed last week with ALS. He is 31.  So, this project is very dear to my heart. Thank you for your help on this!

Am I forgetting anything? Oh, if you want to add fabrics from your stash, I don’t mind. I would like any of my scraps returned to finish up the quilt, though.

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Drunk love for Sharon

February 7, 2010 4 comments

A little bit of sewing time today allowed me to make Sharon’s blocks. I didn’t quite have enough fabric for two blocks, but I had (what appeared to be) the same gray. I added just a bit for completion. I’ve always liked the “drunk love” quilts. I think this quilt will look fabulous. I’ll get these in the mail this week!

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Jewel Squares

February 6, 2010 8 comments

I had in mind that I would just make as many blocks as I could with the fabric sent. However, there was quite a bit more fabric than I realized. So, I quit after I had one 12.5, 4-6.5, and 4-3.5. One of the 6.5 is a bit crooked on one edge, but I’m sending it, anyway. If you have enough you won’t need it and it less than 1/8 inch off. I’ll get these in the mail next week, Theresa, with the last bit of scraps.

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