Wednesday, May 28, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Block a Day No. 70

Today is the 70th day of Spring! If you're keeping up, you should now have 70 Bethlehem Star blocks.

I love the way this quilt looks. This might be my new "all-time favorite" quilt. It is almost too big for my design wall. From now on, I'll have to hang it over the edge of the deck to take photos.

Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

And at Tami's Amis.

I'm going to have a thousand 3.5" squares of low-volume prints left over from the BaD -- any ideas what to do with them?

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Monday, May 26, 2014

What's on the Design Wall?

Whew! I finally finished piecing the Farmer's Wife quilt -- 111 blocks. I'll post a photo of the finished quilt when it comes back from the quilter.

In the meanwhile, I joined the "From Marti and Me" club to expand my use of Marti Michell's incredible templates. Nuts 'n Bolts Needleworks in Woodland Park sponsors the FMM club each month. The first project I started is one I've had on my "quilter's dream sheet" for a long time: Seven Sisters Simplified.

Seven Sisters
(Photo from Marti Michell)

Marsha did a great job teaching this technique. Using MM's templates really makes this complicated-looking block easy! Here  is my first "Seven Sisters" block:

I'm thinking I'll use my overgrown stash of Civil War reproductions to make the rest of the blocks for this stunner.

I'm behind on the Quilt Block a Day project, so excuse me while I go whip up some more Bethlehem Star blocks!

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