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It’s not even Christmas yet, and I’m already thinking about Valentines!  😉

I made some Quilt As You Go blocks for a donation project a while back, and I’ve been eager to try this technique as a whole quilt from start to finish.

Here are some test blocks using red and white Love Heart prints.  I also made a few Log Cabin blocks, but I like the larger String blocks better.  The large squares at the bottom left of the picture are the backs of other String blocks.  The backs are all red and white prints, too.

Here’s a close-up view of the sweet little hearts:

Welsh Quilter blog has a nice method of joining QAYG blocks together after they are finished.

Jan McFadyen also has a two-part tutorial which shows construction of QAYG String blocks and another method of assembly into a quilt.

http://sewmanyquiltstoolittletime.blogspot.com/2009/02/quilt-as-you-go-block-tutorial.html

http://sewmanyquiltstoolittletime.blogspot.com/2009/02/finally-tutorial-part-2.html

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

Happy Quilting!

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We had a lovely summer holiday visiting my husband’s family near London.   I took my Singer 221K (Featherweight) with me to sew in the evenings while the others were watching TV, and I got a good start on a blue and white Log Cabin quilt to donate to Alycia for the Quilts of Valor project.

My beautiful Featherweight was manufactured in 1956 at the Kilbowie Factory in Clydebank, Scotland.  She is called “Rosalie,” after my great-grandmother.   I bought her several years ago from my local sewing machine repairman, and she sews a perfect stitch!

Rosalie Featherweight

Now that I’m sewing again, I’d like to start keeping track of my Stash Report  again…if my group hasn’t kicked me out, that is!  😉  I haven’t  bought any new fabric, but I have used a lot of blue strings from my scrap bins!

Happy Sewing!

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