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February 18, 2021
String Quilts from Quiltnotes All Blogs

Traditionally string quilts are pieced using a foundation of lightweight muslin or newspapers. In old quilts you often see the newspapers still inside. A string quilt uses long scraps of fabric. You can use scraps of any color or use coordinating colors for your quilt.

For my Quilts of Valor I use scraps of blue and red with a single white or tan fabric on the diagonal. I place the blue fabrics on one side of the diagonal and the red fabrics on the other side. This creates a look that is similar to the log cabin block. Where log ...

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October 19, 2020
Dad's Quilt of Valor and More from The Modern Diary

I am really enjoying the Once Upon a Book Club boxes!  I read this one in a few days.  Normally I think Picoult is a bit to fluffy but this book had lots of info on Egypt, death dualas, etc.  I actually really enjoyed it and was not sure which couple to root for!
I am also really getting into solo gaming!  I have been playing Tiny Epic Zombies almost everyday.  I need to teach it to Kathy so we can play competitive or cooperatively, but so far I got my ten bucks out of this used game (which arrived ...

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March 23, 2020
Patriotic Lemoynes from If These Threads Could Talk

It is late March 2020. Most of us are quarantined inside. At least those of us in New York are! I had planned to schedule a class at Stash away Quilt Shoppe in Rome NY, for a Quilt of Valor using the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star ruler. I decided to just post the lesson here and share it with anyone who would like to make Patriotic Lemoynes.

I went to my EQ8 software and designed this quilt for Lynn. This is a great skill builder for those that took the Tucker University Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star class but haven’t ...

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March 11, 2020
Quilt Sashing with Cornerstones from From My Carolina Home

These nine patch star blocks were started last October at an overnight retreat, and then I set them aside for completion later.  I had managed to get the stars mostly done, but had to bring them home to complete them as I didn’t have the corner white squares with me.  I made 20 stars in all with nine-patch centers using a jelly roll in patriotic colors.

Day Retreat at From My Carolina Home

At the end of February, our local group held its bi-annual quilt retreat, where we can leave our machines for three days, but we sleep at home. Due to travel, I could only ...

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December 2, 2019
Quilting the Quilt of Valor from From My Carolina Home

When we left this Quilt of Valor, it had the sashing finished and border added to bring it up to the right size.  If you missed the first post showing the block and how it was made, click on Quilt of Valor.

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It was loaded on the longarm, and I chose a navy blue thread for quilting.  This time I used a cotton Masterpiece thread on top and Bottom Line in the bobbin.

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I have a Stars and Stripes pantograph, and I just don’t like it.  It is so linear that it is not only difficult to get the ...

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