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February 18, 2021
Lone Star Quilt from Let's Begin Sewing

A lone star quilt has long been on my bucket list of quilts to make. When I signed up for Sarah Bond 's workshop that was about variations with a lone star block, I decided to stick with the traditional pattern. 

I have lately been experimenting with colors I normally would not work with which includes darker backgrounds, non primary colors, hues and shades I rarely see in my Instagram feed. One of the best ways to pick these colors is that they are the ones that are usually not sold out at a fabric store. :)

Anyway for this quilt ...

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January 6, 2021
Quilt News! Color of the Month, White, Finished Red and Blue 4 Medallion Quilt Top, Thread Catcher Finish, Joseph Grant Park Hike from Crazy Victoriana


Lick Mill Observatory seen from Joseph Grant Park.

Joseph Grant Park trail meanders around historical buildings.

Oak tree in the park, a thing of wonder.

Red and Blue 4 Medallion quilt top finished, 60" x 60".

My Amaryllis, still blooming, a beautiful example of the color white.

Closer view of 4 Medallion top, the solid blues are Kona Cotton solids.

Yet another view, The black and white striped border by Cotton & Steel sets it off great.

January color of the month white!

My latest thread catcher finish, pieced with scraps/leftovers.

Quilt News! and Happy New Year!

My color calendar ...

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November 16, 2019
6 Köpfe 12 Blöcke: Mariners Compass from Quiltmanufaktur

Willkommen auf meinem Blog!

Heute geht es in den Oktober mit dem Skill Builder Quilt beim 6 Köpfe 12 Blöcke Quilt Along und ich darf euch den Mariners Compass vorstellen.

Etwas History

Der Block Mariners Compass ist ein sehr alter Patchwork Block und wurde vermutlich schon im 18. Jhr verwendet. Er basiert auf der Windrose / Kompassrose, die auf Segelkarten gezeichnet wurden. Diese dienten den Schifffahrern zur Navigation, bevor der Magnetkompass in die moderne Seefahrt Einzug fand. Um die Pfeile markanter zu gestalten, wurden sie mittig geteilt. Das eine Teil des Pfeils wurde hell-, das andere Teil dunkel gestaltet. Dadurch erreichte ...

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