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100Days100Blocks2018

If you don’t follow me on Instagram – you should, by the way 😉  – then you might not be aware of the #100Days100Blocks2018 Sew-A-Long going on right now. My friend, Angie, over at Gnome Angel, is the woman in charge and you can find all the pertinent information here.

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Basically, it’s a 100 Day sew-a-long making all 100 blocks from Tula Pink’s City Sampler book. You will need to book to participate but I can tell you that the instructions are easy to follow and the blocks go together very quickly. It’s a GREAT way to build some skills if you are a beginner and a fun quilt to make for quilters of all ages. Besides, it’s a block a day. You can handle that, right?

I made Block 54 – you can read about that here. Online, you can search using the hashtag #100Days100Blocks2018 to see what quilters around the world are making. It’s been fun to see all the blocks people are making.

You’ll have to follow the appropriate people to win – there are daily prizes and larger sponsors. I’m giving away a copy of my book!

And, between now and the end of the sew-a-long I am offering 20% off at my store using coupon code 100Days100Blocks2018.

 

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Vintage Quilt Goes Kaffe

I am slowly making progress on the vintage quilt that I am recreating in Kaffe Fassett fabrics. You can see it here. I’m pretty excited about how it is coming together, too.

The quilt is basically 9-Patch blocks, Half-Square Triangles and squares. Once the hst’s are pieced the blocks go together quickly. woot!

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The blocks are set on point and finish at something like 14”. Lucky for me I’m making the quilt a square. I have 2 more blocks pieced but not on my design wall yet. 9 more to go. yay!

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Propeller Quilt with Borders

After breakfast Saturday, I cleaned the kitchen then quietly disappeared to my sewing room. I was bound and determined to get borders on this quilt. Thrilled that it happened!

I thought I was going to have a patchwork-ish or red border but it wasn’t working. Anyhow, I recently bought a half yard of the Mustang fabric for an entirely different project. After ironing it I haphazardly threw it across my quilt and realized that it would be the perfect border. I auditioned fabrics at home but couldn’t quite find the right thing. Never in a million years would I have picked the puce inner border but it actually worked here. I needed something to warm up the quilt but didn’t want to go overboard.

I’ve been sketching possible quilt designs, running over a thousand ideas things in my head.I’m having fun doodling and getting my hand and brain ready for the project. I’ve been researching books and online, too…getting there….slowly but surely getting there.

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