Monthly Archives: February 2012

And March is done! (mostly)

March in the LDQB is a dual month, meaning that members have to make 2 blocks. One block goes to one member, one to another. Having a couple months with 2 blocks was the only way to make all of us fit inside the 12 month calendar year. Well, I’m one of the March people! Very thrilled to see what happens with the blocks I get. I made the block below for the other March person: Joy. Joy (or Josalyn, her nickname) requested nontraditional garden-themed blocks. Originally I was going to do 1 block of 4 flower pots, each with a different plant growing out of it, in window panes. This turned out a lot bigger than I thought it would so I might just make 4 individual flower pot blocks & let Joy configure them into her quilt as she likes.

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Fruity Quilt Top Finished!


I finally finished the quilt top! I would have gotten it done yesterday, but alas, I ran out of yellow. Luckily I had a 50% off coupon for Joann’s so I ran & got more while Thomas went to basketball. Amazing how it always seems to be just at the end of the quilt project that the desired fabric runs low!

So I don’t know when I’ll get around to finally finishing this because I have a couple blocks for the LDQB that I have to make, plus some studying to do for my “real” job, plus some kids to pay attention to & a house to clean for my other “real” job…but rest assured I will post a photo or two when it is finally 100% complete.

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Fruit Salad Quilt Mock Layouts

This weekend I had some time to start playing with my fruit salad quilt blocks. I decided to trim down one oversized block to make it fit on the front with the other blocks, and I added some fruity borders to the other blocks. Below is a chronological sequence of my mock layouts. I suppose it gives a little insight to how my brain works with color & pattern! Enjoy.









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More R,W,& B blocks for Margaret


Here are the two extra Red, White, & Blue blocks I made for Margaret. I had fun making these, & I think they came out really well, especially the Arrow block—that would be a fun one to do for a 4th of July lap quilt!

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