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March 24, 2017
Bearly Making Progress On My Bear Paw, But I've Been Busy! from Cheeky Cognoscenti

The month of March has flown by in a flurry of activity, and the month of April is looking just as busy.  Since my last post, I did manage to get the bear paw baby quilt top assembled with the sashing and sawtooth star blocks:

Quilt Top Assembled, Ready for Borders
Ignore those wrinkles -- the quilt top is flat and square, I promise -- I slapped it up on the design wall in a hurry because I had nowhere else to put it and I knew it would be coming right back down to get borders anyway. 

This most likely will ...

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November 28, 2016
And Now, Happy ADVENT! Let the Madness Begin... from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Pineapple Log Cabin, Block 26 of 36, 17 3/4"
Man and Boy versus Christmas Lights
We all survived Thanksgiving!  The tablecloth and fine china are all washed and put away, I had my three pieces of pumpkin pie for breakfast yesterday, and we finished off the last of the turkey leftovers for tonight's dinner.  Bernie and the boys put up two of my three Christmas trees, garland, exterior lights, stockings...  So we're more than ready to kick off the first Sunday of Advent tomorrow.  I made another pineapple log cabin block today to celebrate.  That's 26 ...

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October 17, 2016
Alphabet Quilt Blocks — Design Your Own Quilt with a Personalized Message! from McCall's Quilting

When the staff at McCall’s Quick Quilts saw Kathryn Simel’s Best Day Ever quilt, we all fell in love with the infinite possibilities of letter quilt block designs. It wasn’t too long before we were all thinking of ways to put words on quilts. We expanded Kathryn’s idea to include the full alphabet, which is available as a web bonus from the Quick Quilts December/January 2017 issue.

Using letter blocks is a fun way to personalize a quilt! It’s such a simple way to design your own quilt. It’s perfect for so many ...

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October 5, 2016
Something to Tweet about from Podunk Pretties

 In 2011 Erin Russek of One Piece at a time shared her My Tweets BOM patterns for free.  During 2011 the monthly blocks were free for the entire year but to finish the quilt quilters needed to purchase the center block at a very reasonable price.  How could I not make this quilt, it was love at first sight.  I quickly gathered my fabrics and began the My Tweets journey.   Well here we are 5 years later and I just finished hand stitching my center block. 

Each block is unique and with a few repeat applique pieces in the blocks ...

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