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Friday, October 9, 2015

A Block Lotto Finish!

I just love to play along with the Block Lotto! 
I won these Blue Bar blocks a while ago and just now got
it all finished up, its a great finish!  I quilted it with my
"go to" loopy loops, love how it came out...
There are so many different blues and patterns from all over
the world, theres hearts and guitars and flowers,  I just love it. 

Its a beauty!
Linking up with Richard & Tanya Quilts
for Finish it up Friday! 
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Very Late QBSA blocks!

I finally finished the QBSA Blocks for my July partner tonight...yes, you read correctly, JULY.

Envision me hanging my head in shame, I have never been this late....WOW....I don't like it..

My partner requested a Japanese themed block, this really 
threw me, she wanted a parasol, I couldnt find one.  Then I found an Origami Crane, couldnt figure out the pattern, so I finally broke down and bought a pattern...this cute little Kimono Girl...she was a snap to do!

I did them both in in Pinks and Purples...
I sure hope she likes them!

They are in the mail to Australia!


Monday, October 5, 2015

A Finish!

Occasionally I get the opportunity to work a very quilty encouraging shift at work where I am able to sit there and watch movies and work on my cross stitch or in this case, hand stitch a binding! I love it....sitting there alone, answering the phone and making progress on a quilt!   
My choice of viewing was quilt cam with Bonnie Hunter...

I completed this whole binding on this twin size
 Scrappy Trip Quilt, which is of
course a free pattern offered on Bonnie Hunters Website at

My plan was to use up this black autumn fabric that
I had languishing in my stash for a long time.  I used it as
my center strips on my blocks...adding in coordinating colors, scraps wherever possible, and a couple of solids.....

Heres a photo of the completed quilt.  Yay!
I hope it sells at the annual craft fair this year!  I got alot
of interest in it from co-workers so I think it will go!


Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

QBSA September

My partner this month for my swap in
Quilting Block Swaps Australias Paper piecing group was Marilyn in Utah.  She requested the 
Block Rock'n Marley 3 little birds block 
and we decided to swap 2 blocks instead of one!

Here are the blocks I made for Marilyn...

Sorry they are sideways...I don't know how to turn them!

They are in the mail!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Aunt Georgia #2

A few posts back I told you about my coworker Lauries
Great Aunt Georgia that recently passed away....this post shows the second quilt that I made using Aunt Georgias blocks, this one is for her son Johnny.

Here is the beautiful Hand Pieced Hexi block that she 
made, we once again used it in the center of the quilt.  
I then used fusible web to attach it and I did a little hand stitching around it.  Laurie wanted Johnnys initials in the center of the block. Johnny is a landscaper so she picked out these wonderful botanical type prints for the quilt.  Once again, she has great taste and is wonderful with color!

I then bordered it with this beautiful butterfly botanical 
print and used more of Aunt Georgias hand pieced blocks 
for cornerstones...

Please excuse my ugly foot!

Behold!  The finished quilt top! Beautiful!!

This is my assistant Buck 

Sweetest boy ever!

Another finish!  Whew!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

RSC Saturday

Better late than never, I always say!  
Rainbow Scrap Challenge Saturday is almost over
but I made it just under the wire with my 5th and 6th blocks 
for this month!

2 Breaking out Geese in Orange!!

More scraps put to use! 

Linking up with Angela over at 

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Idaho Square Dance!

When Bonnie Hunter was in town last spring, I attended 
her workshop for Cathedral Stars.  Next to my machine I had a pile of 1 1/2" square blocks as leader/enders 
to make 4 patches...I had no idea what I would use them for but I wanted to use up the fabric, well Bonnie piped up and said....
"Oh! You could make a Idaho Square Dance blocks!"

So thats how this quilt came to be!!  So far, I have 35 blocks...
not near big enough!

I sashed them with a pretty light green/white pin dot fabric and added 2" squares as there are 
only 4 more rows to go to make it nice and big!

Yippee! Another Bonnie Quilt for ME!!

See? There she is with those little squares at my machine!