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March Update

It’s Spring Break, so I have time to quilt, and to blog about it!  Will wonders ever cease?!?

imageFirst up is the Star Light Star Bright QAL.  The weekly assignments were the center star, the side chevrons, and the corner units.  I have 3 blocks assembled to that stage.  To enter the prize drawing, your top must be complete by April 2nd.  I don’t think I will make it by that deadline, but it is a pretty block, and I am happy with the tan background.

imageimageimageEach week, I post a tutorial for the Women of the Bible Quilt on my other blog: True Blue Quilters.  There is a yahoo group for the quilt, and links to the daily devotional as well.  The blocks shown here are a bread basket for Abigail, a wheel of fortune block for the woman of Endor, and a whirlpool for Bathsheba.  This is week 23!  Hard to believe we are almost halfway through this year-long project…time flies.  I say “we” because I talked my college roommate into doing this project with me long distance – she lives in Hungary and I am in the U.S.!

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Another fun project is nearing completion.  This is the Glorified Nine Patch from a class with John Flynn.  I am finally sewing the rows together and thinking about quilting designs.  I have a recipient in mind, with a potential presentation date at the end of March.  Let’s hope I get a lot of quilting done this week!

 

Crazy New Project

I had this idea a while ago for a quilt to commemorate my college years.  My class motto at the US Air Force Academy was “True Blue 92” so I am planning a quilt with 92 star blocks…all in blue and white of course!  I decided on 9 inch blocks and I picked all of the patterns from Quilter’s Cache.  Here are the first two: image

Aunt Eliza’s Star on the left and Wandering Star on the right.  This will definitely be a long term project.  I want it to be totally scrappy, so it may take a while to collect 100+ different blue fabrics.  Obviously I am impatient…I am not waiting to gather fabric, so I may cheat and use different combinations of blues.  But my pledge is that every block will be unique!image

My leader-ender project has been John Flynn’s glorified nine patch. I am not scared of the curved seams, but I must not being doing it right.  You can tell how ripple-y that pink block is!  I will need some tips before I pull the Double Wedding Ring out of the UFO pile.  I have been telling myself that I can use puffy batting to help minimize the wonkiness, LOL.

My other long-term project is the Women of the Bible quilt.  I am posting those blocks on a different blog.  Visit me at this location.

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