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October 25, 2021
A, B, Sea and YAY!!! from Sew Preeti Quilts

A is for Abacus.

Abacus is a bonus quilt made from leftover triangles while making the RSC blocks this year.  I made a total of 30 Sister's Choice blocks, resulting in 60 bonus blocks. In the pictures below you can see how the herd grew.

In the beginning

Red ones


Purple Ones

It grows!

Almost there

Finished Flimsy



Baste, shall we?


Finished!!!


Since the leftovers triangles had bias edges the blocks are wonky which is just perfect for a baby quilt :-) Abacus finished at 39" by 41" and I am very happy with it.  Here are a few close ...

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July 30, 2021
And, Ta-dah! A Quilt Kit from Wedding Dress Blue

Since I already have FOUR quilts in progress, I really should have used my extended sewing time today to work on them. And I did. A little.

But then I heard the call of the scraps. I received these beauties recently and even had an idea of what I wanted to do with them.

A whole lot of cutting later I had a pile of small pieces that will be thrown away.

And an entire quilt kit, ready to use. As soon as I finish at least one of the four. Probably…

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May 30, 2021
The Positivity QAL - Layouts and Fabric Requirements from Sew Preeti Quilts

Paul: Vanilla or Chocolate?
Me: Must I choose?
Paul: Yes.
Me: Well, in that case Vanilla with Chocolate sauce.
Paul: BRAT!!!

When we describe anything as vanilla, it means plain, dull or lacking in imagination. However vanilla is a perfect plain canvas to build upon. Add warm chocolate sauce with a sprinkle of nuts and you have an ice-cream that is elevated beyond other fancy flavors. Have you considered adding chopped mango to vanilla ice-cream? You are welcome :-)

Such is this Plus block. Yes, it is plain. But that is exactly why there are so many layout possibilities. 

Here is ...

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June 20, 2020
Black And Bright Blocks from Wedding Dress Blue

The Black and Bright blocks are complete.

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It was breezy out and I couldn’t get better pictures, but there are 9 in all.  Trying to decide what to do next.  Sashing and setting…borders?  I’ll share more when there is more to share.

Just a note, I did about 15% bright in the black/white blocks.  I tried 10% first, but it wasn’t quite enough.  This feels about right…

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April 17, 2020
Simple Shape Quilt Designs from Stof genoeg

Several ideas for relatively simple quilts consisting of basic units, (like square HST units and flying geese). If you are looking for 'mindless' chain piecing, check these out! XXX Annika Continue reading

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March 30, 2020
Garden Party from Sew Preeti Quilts

I have a new finish - Garden Party.

Garden Party

But first the back story.
In 2015, I made this quilt - Terrace Garden and set it aside.

Terrace Garden


Some time later, Paul asked me for a quilt.
Me: For?
Paul: Chad's wife has a new baby.
Me: Boy or Girl?
Paul: Girl.
I showed him Terrace Garden and he approved.
Chad was appreciative and sent this picture.


Such cuteness!!!

And that is the best thank you for a quilter - send them a picture of the quilt with the recipient!!!



Six years passed. I met Chad and his wife at ...

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March 25, 2020
Sticks And Stones Blocks Finished from Wedding Dress Blue

You know how it is–You see an inspiring picture on the internet and, either you can’t find it again, or it has no website attached, or….well, the fact is that I am not sure how to get back to it.  But it was a really good idea.

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And here is my version, at least the blocks.  I call it Sticks and Stones.

I hope to get it laid out and assembled by the end of the week.

More information coming soon.

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