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This is actually a vinyl tablecloth with fleecy backing, turned wrong side out and stuck to the wall with drawing pins.  But it works!  And it’s much better than setting things out on the floor.

Design wall

These little blocks are my newest scrap project that I work on in-between other projects.   Some are from the mixed lot of Fat Eighths I bought recently, and the rest are scraps from my other recent projects.  This is my favourite block in the world to make!

To make this block, cut 1 – 3.5 inch square for the centre.  Cut 2 – 1.5 x 3.5 strips and 2 – 1.5 x 5.5 strips.  Then assemble, first sewing the short strips on opposite sides, then the long strips on the remaining sides.  They should finish at 5.5 inches unfinished, and 5 inches finished.

These are going to be charity quilts for older pre-teen children.  I’m going to set them 9 blocks x 10 blocks (45 x 50 inches) with a plain 2-inch border all around, for a finished size of 49 x 54 inches — I think.  That’s the plan on my drawing, but I’ll have to confirm that when I actually have one put together.  They might need a wider border, or maybe one very narrow border and then one wider.  This is so much fun!  I am giddy with anticipation just thinking about it!  🙂

Happy Sewing!

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Today I met with the coordinator of the Quilts of Valor-UK project and delivered the two quilt tops described in my blog on Sunday.  The coordinator, Jean Morris, was very pleased with the quilts, and I felt so happy to help with such an important mission.  We had a nice cup of coffee and a good long chat.  It was lots of fun to meet another (more…)

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