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I’m still working on my ancient pink UFO which is getting a total makeover, and I’m having so much fun with it!  There is no formal pattern — it’s just 12 salvaged sampler blocks, and I’m making it up as I go along.

The cornerstones and sashings are finished.

And now I’m making 9-patch blocks for the borders.

To see what other quilters have on their Design Walls today, please visit Judy’s blog, Patchwork Times.

Happy Quilting!

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I’m trying to finish — or at least make significant progress on one unfinished quilt top per month.  This Sampler Quilt is my second-oldest UFO and one of my first efforts, from probably 15 or 16 years ago.

This was a finished quilt top, but the sashing and border fabrics never matched the blocks properly, and it always bothered me.  I’m sure it was the best fabric I could afford at the time, but I knew I would never be happy with the finished product, and it was so horrible that I didn’t even take a “before” photo.  😉

However, I love the “pinky-ness” of these fabrics, so this top is getting a total makeover.

I had such a good time with the cornerstones and sashings on the turquoise quilt that I am using cornerstones again.  This time in reverse values, with dark sashings and light cornerstones.

When I was unpicking the seams from the old sashings, some of the blocks frayed badly, so I have trimmed them all down to 12-inch squares.  I will lose some of the tiny points, but I’m not going to worry about that.

It’s an experiment quilt and won’t be a great loss if it doesn’t turn out well.  After all, it’s already been sitting in boxes and cupboards, unused and unloved, for many years!  But I’m sure it’s going to be just fine now.

Happy Quilting!

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I finished quilting the Turquoise Scraps birthday quilt today, just in time to deliver it to our oldest daughter when she came over for dinner and cake to celebrate her birthday this evening.

Here’s the front…

and the back…

and our beautiful Birthday Girl.   She likes her quilt.  🙂   Happy 19th Birthday, Sweetheart!

Happy Quilting!

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I was very excited to see batik fabrics on Judy’s blog earlier this week because I have a batik project of my own to show for Design Wall Monday.

This is one of the Easter quilts I am working to finish for our family visit next month.   It’s a two-rail fence design, with 2.5 inch strips sewed together and then cut into 4.5 inch squares.

I  remember buying some of this fabric, but I’m not sure where the rest of it came from — possibly from a Fat Quarter club about 10 years ago?   Some of the colours are a bit dark and wouldn’t be my first choice to buy, but when they are paired with cheerful brights, I think they look very nice!

To see what other quilters have on their Design Walls today, please visit Judy’s blog, Patchwork Times.

Happy Quilting!

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I’ve made 11 more blocks this week for the purple and green quilt, for a total of 23.

This is the last of these particular fabrics, but happily there are reinforcements in the same colour families in my stash.  Won’t have to buy a single thing!   🙂

I’ll probably stop working on this one for a bit now.  The turquoise birthday quilt has taken a detour (change of pattern) and needs finishing in the next two weeks, and I am also very eager to baste and quilt the purple and pink Flying Geese top that I completed on Saturday.

To see other quilters’ Design Walls today, please visit Judy’s blog for a list of links.

Happy Quilting!

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Here are more purple and green blocks, but without the white squares this time.  Thank you for all your comments last week — it was unanimous to leave out the white, and you were so right!  I’m crazy for 4-patches, and I love the secondary 4-patch design that is emerging.   🙂

Nigel the dog has me SO well trained now!  Whenever I lay out quilt blocks on the floor, he runs straight over and sits on them.  Then he gives me a cute look.  Then I tell him how cute he is.  And then I give him a dog biscuit.  He’s a clever boy.  😉

To see what other quilters have on their Design Walls today, head on over to Judy’s blog to find a list of links.

Happy Quilting!

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This is one of my favourite-ever fabrics.  It’s called Matters of the Heart by Kaye England for SSI, and I only have a tiny bit left.

I’m still making Puss in the Corner blocks for donation quilts, so I decided to use this pretty green and purple print as a theme for one of the sets.

It’s very bright and wild — even “loud”, although a young person might really like it.  I could break up the colour riot with plain setting squares…

…but I’m not sure about using such large pieces of white-on-white fabric.  That could be very difficult to keep clean!

I love Design Wall Monday.  Always a puzzle to solve, and it’s so much fun!

Check out Judy’s blog to see what other quilters have on their Design Walls today!

Happy Quilting!

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