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NIGHT SKY

NIGHT SKY

I have been wanting to do a star quilt of some sort for the last year. I decided last week just to do it – forget those pesky UFOs the need completed. So let me present Night Sky. I looked at all kinds of patterns and pictures of star quilts. I wanted something that had big blocks and less pieces. Well, that certainly eliminated a whole lot of star patterns. My reasoning was and is that a larger pattern with…

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FRENCH COUNTRY LIFE

FRENCH COUNTRY LIFE

I pieced French Country Life in early 2013. I collect toile fabrics but can’t bare to cut them up for piecing. Plus they are so busy it is hard to work larger pieces of them into a quilt. So I decided to be “brave” and just cut up a piece of toile to go in this quilt. Many of the yellow and blue fabrics of the nine patches are reproductions of historic prints. Combined with the toile, I thought it…

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THE SAME BUT DIFFERENT

THE SAME BUT DIFFERENT

I made a batch of scrap nine patch blocks while on vacation this year. Instead of one quilt, I decided to make two the same but different. One of the great things about quilting is that changes can be made. Those changes can be done even after the sewing has started. This stack of nine patch blocks finished at 7.5 inches. The alternate blocks are done from a soft looking small floral print on white background. I love chain sewing…

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BASKETWEAVE NINE PATCH

BASKETWEAVE NINE PATCH

Waste not, want not or so we are told. The Basketweave Nine Patch Quilt is a classic example of not wasting those pesky scraps that keep filling up a tub in my sewing room. This is a super easy pattern to do and can be adjusted for any size quilt. If you have not made a quilt from this pattern, let me encourage you to do so. It is easy to make and can be adjusted to any size strips…

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