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January 19, 2021
More 365 challenge blocks from Espritpatch

 I had plans to work on a bag this week, but I was too tired in the evenings to do much so I decided to make more of these little blocks. Overall it has been quite a good week for this long standing UFO!

I picked the blocks that had the same date as the day I was making them from any month that I hadn't yet done. I must admit I picked some easier, less intricates one as I wanted to try to make more than one everyday. Here are the 11 blocks I made this week.

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January 17, 2021
Around the Block US Tour - Block 25 Puerto Rico from The Inquiring Quilter

The journey across the United States continues today with Puerto Rico!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their state. Collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

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Let me introduce you to Carolyn @ Applique Quilts and More who are sharing her Puerto Rico block today! Her block combines two important symbols of the commonwealth: El Coqui (a tiny tree frog) and the Flor de Maga (hibiscus).

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The block uses fusible applique in its construction. Click here for a tutorial on ...

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January 10, 2021
Around the Block US Tour - Block 24 Rhode Island from The Inquiring Quilter

The journey across the United States continues today with Rhode Island!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their state. Collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

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Let me introduce you to Meredith @ Penny Rug Pet Portraits who are sharing her Rhode Island block today! Her block is a grist mill.

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The block uses regular piecing in its construction.

I hope you’ll continue to stop by each Sunday as we travel the United States not by car but by ...

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January 9, 2021
365 quilt challenge from Espritpatch

 The challenge started in 2016 and I started the same year. Kathryn has repeated it every year since and I have miserably failed to make much progress really. Last year, I only pieced 5 of the 3'' blocks, just 5 tiny teeny blocks from October, that I didn't even post here.

I also had a sixth one (11th October) cut out but I never managed to piece it until this week.

And while I was making this one, I also did the bonus block for 1st January that was released this year. I managed to sew that one wrong ...

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January 5, 2021
Quilt Block Mania - January is Romance from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to my stop on the Quilt Block Mania Blog Hop. Each of the designers participating in the hop are sharing a block pattern inspired by this month’s theme, which is Romance.

I’m very romantic and so is my husband, so I originally thought of wedding rings, roses, and hearts for my block but another design kept intruding on my thoughts. So my block isn’t about romance as much as love, and how love enables us to overcome our differences and to find our similarities instead.

I call my block Love Conquers All.

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January 3, 2021
Around the Block US Tour - Block 23 Utah from The Inquiring Quilter

The journey across the United States continues today with Utah!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their state. Collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

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Let me introduce you to Sandra @ Textile Time Travels who are sharing her Utah block today! Her block is beehive for the Beehive State!

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The block uses regular piecing in its construction.

I hope you’ll continue to stop by each Sunday as we travel the United States not by car but by internet ...

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December 27, 2020
Around the Block US Tour - Block 22 Arizona from The Inquiring Quilter

The journey across the United States continues today with Arizona!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their state. Collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

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Let me introduce you to Missy and Kimie @ On Williams Street who are sharing their Arizona block today! Their block is a tribute to the state flag.

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The block uses foundation piecing in its construction. If you need help with foundation piecing click here.

I hope you’ll continue to stop by each Sunday ...

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December 23, 2020
Pyramid Log Cabin blocks from Espritpatch

 Another long-time UFO that has been rehomed... the triangle blocks. These blocks came from the Simply Solids bee in 2013 (!), I guess this was hosted on Flickr at the time. The theme was to make blocks with only solid fabric (obviously). I asked my fellow bee members to make triangle blocks in either cold or warm colours.


When I found the blocks again earlier this year, I had 19 of them, about 18' on the side and 16' in height but they were not all the same size. I guess some could be trimmed or other made bigger quite easily ...

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December 20, 2020
Around the Block US Tour - Block 21 North Carolina from The Inquiring Quilter

The journey across the United States continues today with North Carolina!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their state. Collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

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Let me introduce you to Lynn @ A Stitch in Time who is sharing her North Carolina block today! Her block is a Northern Cardinal!

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The block uses the Two at a Time HST method and Flip Corners in its construction. If you need help with either techniques, click the links.

I hope you ...

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December 13, 2020
Around the Block US Tour - Block 20 Indiana from The Inquiring Quilter

The journey across the United States continues today with Indiana — my block!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their state. Collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

Although I’ve lived in several states, I grew up in Indiana so I chose that state’s block to design.

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My block features two cars—a classic Auburn and an Indycar.

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You might not be too surprised by the inclusion of the Indycar, but you may be wondering about the old ...

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December 6, 2020
Around the Block US Tour - Block 19 Michigan from The Inquiring Quilter

The journey across the United States continues today with Michigan!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their state. Collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

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Let me introduce you to Kathleen @ Dragonfly’s Quilting Design Studio who is sharing her Michigan block today! Her block is a tribute to the Michigan Wolverines.

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The block uses applique in its construction. If you need help with that technique, click here for a tutorial.

I hope you’ll continue to stop by ...

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December 1, 2020
Quilt Block Mania - December is Stars from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to my stop on the Quilt Block Mania Blog Hop. Each of the designers participating in the hop are sharing a block pattern inspired by this month’s theme, which is Stars!

I love looking at stars in the night sky. I love finding familiar constellations and planets and connecting the two. Because we are nearing Christmas, this month’s theme had me thinking of only one star—the star that led the wise men to the place of Jesus’ birth.

For me, it’s a hopeful star. And that’s what I wanted to depict in this month ...

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November 29, 2020
Around the Block US Tour - Block 18 South Dakota from The Inquiring Quilter

The journey across the United States continues today with South Dakota!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their state. Collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

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Let me introduce you to Missy @ Traditional Primitives who is sharing her South Dakota block today! Her block is a bunch of sunflowers.

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The block uses applique in its construction. If you need help with that technique, click here for a tutorial.

I hope you’ll continue to stop by each Sunday as ...

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November 22, 2020
Around the Block US Tour - Block 17 North Dakota from The Inquiring Quilter

The journey across the United States continues today with North Dakota!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their state. Collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

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Let me introduce you to Marlene @ KISSed Quilts who is sharing her North Dakota block today! Her block is a honeycomb!

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The block uses applique in its construction. If you need help with that technique, click here for a tutorial.

I hope you’ll continue to stop by each Sunday as we travel ...

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November 15, 2020
Around the Block US Tour - Block 16 Idaho from The Inquiring Quilter

The journey across the United States continues today with Idaho!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their state. Collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

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Let me introduce you to Charisma @ Charisma’s Corner who is sharing her Idaho block today! Her block is a gem.

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The block uses paper piecing in addition to traditional piecing in its construction. If you need help with paper piecing, click here for a tutorial.

I hope you’ll continue to stop by ...

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November 8, 2020
Around the Block US Tour - Block 15 Oregon from The Inquiring Quilter

The journey across the United States continues today with Oregon!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their state. Collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

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Let me introduce you to Debra @ Tuning My Heart Quilts who is sharing her Oregon block today! Her block is a pine tree!

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The block uses the flip and stitch technique in its construction. If you need help the most recent block in my quilt along uses that technique. Click here for photos and ...

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November 3, 2020
Quilt Block Mania - November is Winter Celebrations from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to my stop on the Quilt Block Mania Blog Hop. Each of the designers participating in the hop are sharing a block pattern inspired by this month’s theme, which is Winter Celebrations!

This month’s theme had me thinking of Christmas, my biggest winter celebration. And that had me thinking of presents and ornaments for the tree so I combined both into a single block. I call my block Celebrate.

This month we were inspired by this color palette. The palette reminds me of cool winter evenings and of course Christmas!

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Having a color ...

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November 1, 2020
Around the Block US Tour - Block 14 Nebraska from The Inquiring Quilter

The journey across the United States continues today with Nebraska!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their state. Collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

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Let me introduce you to Julie @ Prairie Pinwheel who is sharing her Nebraska block today! Her block is called Prairie Star.

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The block uses regular piecing in its construction.

I hope you’ll continue to stop by each Sunday as we travel the United States not by car but by internet. Along the way ...

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October 27, 2020
QAL By the Sea - Block 11 Crab from The Inquiring Quilter

Hi! Welcome to Block 11 of QAL By the Sea - Crab!

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You’ll find the details of the quilt along on the QAL By the Sea page. Here’s the short version: we’re presenting the blocks for this quilt along in segments. To win a prize, make all the blocks from that segment, then upload a photo of them at the end of that segment.



This is Block 11 in the quilt along and the third block in Segment 3. There are four blocks in this segment. To enter for the Segment 3 prize, you ...

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October 25, 2020
Around the Block US Tour - Block 13 Missouri from The Inquiring Quilter

The journey across the United States continues today with Missouri!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their state. Collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

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This time there are two designers this week, and they worked together to create a design. Let me introduce you to Denniele @ Louanna Mary Quilt Design and Laura @ Slice of Pi Quilts who are sharing their Missouri block today!

The block is Missouri by Day and Night. Visit both designers to get each half of this amazing block ...

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