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April 19, 2021
April UFO from QUilting By-You

It dawned on me as we published our last post that we hadn’t talked about April UFO things. My apologies! I know there are only a couple of weeks left in the month, so lets make this an easy thing.

Make 2 practice blocks. Wait what? I don’t know about you, but I am not terribly good about making a practice block when embarking on a new pattern or technique. Char and I have been designing some of our patterns and making a practice block has really been helpful and I’m not quite sure why I haven ...

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February 24, 2021
March UFO Time! from QUilting By-You

We are going to step away from the Jacob’s Ladder blocks this week to get back to talking about UFO’s since it is the beginning of the month.

How are things coming? Do you feel like you are making some progress toward getting anything finished? Maybe when you took some time to clean your crafting area it somehow turned into a bigger project. That is an easy thing to have happen. I’ll be honest, I really only cleaned up what I needed to in order to be able to do some sewing. I am optimistically thinking that ...

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February 23, 2021
Block Trade Part 3 Dealing With the Tricky Blocks from QUilting By-You

So here we are for week 3 of this project and I thought it might be a good idea to talk a little more about the tricky blocks. It turns out that there are 3.

Of course the first one is the jellybean block. I opted to take it apart and give it another chance.

A little peek at the back of the block.

Please know, I am not judging the person who sewed this block. I am simply doing what I can to turn these blocks into a quilt. Block trades are tricky. You may get back blocks that ...

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February 22, 2021
The Block Trade Blocks Part 2! from QUilting By-You

Here are the blocks in a layout!

Here they are again, the Jacob’s Ladder blocks.


They are arranged a little differently than last week. I tried to mix them up a little bit making the brights a little more interspersed with the reproduction fabrics. It feels a little more balanced than it did before. I also opted to have them all facing the same direction. Since there will be some sashing separating the blocks, they won’t be able to form any kind of secondary design so it felt like it would be distracting if they were turned different ...

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February 15, 2021
Block Trading from QUilting By-You

Sure it’s not stocks like we may have been watching in the news, but have you ever been a part of a block trade? Once upon a time when we were still working our office jobs, we found that there were others who enjoyed or wanted to learn about our quilting hobby. Perhaps you have similar where you work or live? Pandemic conditions have certainly added a layer of difficulty to this kind of thing.

At any rate, we decided to get together once a month for lunch. Bring your own meal, met in a conference room or other ...

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February 1, 2021
February To-Do! from QUilting By-You

So sorry we missed you last week. We were on track for a large snow storm and in anticipation, schools and businesses closed early so we took advantage of a snow day. Today, let’s see what we can get done in February!

Now that the kids are back in school, I have been able to clean off my ironing board, cutting table, and a section of the floor. I still have a lot to do for clean up and I will keep plugging along but right now I’m just happy that I can actually work in my room ...

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