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One Row To Go

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There is one more row of blocks to sew on, then the Four-Patch quilt will be ready for a border. I don't know what I'm going to do with this one yet, maybe it'll be a gift for somebody. Hopefully, the person will like lime green. :)

Quilt Top #23 "Christmas In July"

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I've been going through stacks of old quilt blocks, trying to figure out what to do with them. I unearthed a batch of blocks that I won at the guild about 20 years ago. We each made a block, then my name was drawn and I got all of them. There was a second pile of blocks, I can't remember if they were from an exchange or whether I won those as well. I decided to sew all the blocks together without sashing. That was a challenge, I had to use the "stretch and sew" method to join them together. They were supposed to be 12 1/2" unfinished, but there were great variations in size. Hopefully, it'll all flatten out once it's quilted. :)

Four-Patch Blocks

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The other day I was looking through a box of leftover quilt pieces and came across a stack of four-patch blocks. I'm trying to finish UFOs and use up odds and ends, so it seemed like a good idea to do something with these blocks. I made a few more to add up to 35, then added a paisley print around them. The next step will be sashing and cornerstones.

Comfort Quilt Completed

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This comfort quilt is finished except for the label. The blocks were made by one of our guild members several years ago, I finally got around to sewing them together. The quilting went fairly fast because I'm trying to "step on the gas" a little harder, being careful not to run over my fingers. One UFO down, another million to go, haha!

Pedal To The Metal

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I retired July 1st from a place where I worked for just about 38 years. It almost seems strange to all of a sudden have time to sew. On Sunday I was digging around in a box of quilt blocks and came across a stack of blocks made by one of our guild members several years ago. I had volunteered to sew them together into a comfort quilt at the time- OOPS! Time went on and the blocks became buried in other half-finished projects. I joined the blocks with sashing and cornerstones, then added a small border. I looked around for a backing, then decided on muslin. A bright print on the back wouldn't be suitable because colours might show through to the white on the front. I pieced together some leftover quilt batting, but it ended up being a bit too small, I had to use a piece from my bolt of batting. I started quilting it yesterday and now it's almost finished. Now to tackle the rest of the UFOs and probably start a few new things. :)

Quilt For Emma, By Linda H.

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Last summer, Linda H, Audrey and I were working on the same kind of quilt blocks. I ended up making mine into the "X" Quilt, but Linda and Audrey didn't finish theirs. A couple of months ago, Linda combined her blocks with Audrey's and made a small quilt for Emma, the cat. Emma likes to sleep in Linda's sewing room, so Linda covers up a stack of quilt batting with this quilt. That way the batting stays free of cat hair and the quilt can be washed. It's a great way to use up extra quilt blocks. :)