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March 12, 2020
Selvage Expedition - Spool Blocks from Sew Fresh Quilts

I am not a "scrap quilter"....

But I am a quilter.

So naturally, I don't want to throw any scraps away!

I have been saving and using my scraps along the way. But up until now, I have not done anything with my selvage strips. Except save them. I don't cut a selvage from yardage. Most of my selvages were the result of trimming a finished baby quilt.

Something grabbed ahold of me soon after completing my SHOP HOP full size blocks.

And felt this sudden impulsive urge to play.

These Simple Spools are each made using 2 ...

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January 18, 2020
Prairie Points & Mug/Rug Swap from caledonia quilter

This is another one of those quilts where I hoped the maker would not come and pick it up after quilting.  Sadly, that didn't happen and it has gone back home.  The name of the block is Granny's Stars.

Prairie Points are definitely a challenge.  Once it's loaded on the longarm, flip the points OUT, baste one inch inside the base of the points, and leave the basting in.  Don't quilt anything beyond that - the maker will be turning the backing under and needs that space to work in.

The yoyo's added another bit of ...

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