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New blocks, new quilt…

Happy St Patrick’s Day!



This week I have been piecing, designing, more piecing… a fun week so far! I decided to get caught up on a couple of my BOMs- it is only March and I am already behind. Not good!

Here are my February and March blocks for the Sugar Block Club BOM. 

Sugar Block Club- my February block
Sugar Block Club- my March block
Sugar Block Club- my March block


And my March block for Pat Sloan’s My Secret Garden Mystery BOM.

My Secret Garden- my March block


I am WAay behind in the Splendid Sampler. Two blocks a week is tough- but now I am 5 blocks behind…Yikes! I can’t decide whether to jump in where I am or work on past blocks. We’ll see.

I will be like Scarlett O’Hara and think about that tomorrow!

Today my focus is working on my 2 new patterns: a braid table runner and placemat pattern and a quilt that will use FQs and have 3 sizes: baby, lap and queen bed size. 

Here is a sneak peak of the braid:

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Braid placemat


And one of the baby quilt:

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baby quilt


I think one of the hard things about deciding on what sizes to put in a quilt pattern is that, even if I list that a quilt is a queen size, “queen” size means different things to different people. It can go from 90″ x 94″ to over 100″ depending on how much you want the quilt to drape of the sides of the bed!

So I have decided to stop worrying about it and just label it a queen if it is over 90″. Works for me.

I almost forgot to show you- I also worked on my new Slats pillow from the Lines by Design Quilts book to go with my runner. Here it is pieced and quilted. I just need to do the back and it will be done!

My Slats pillow top

(Hey, Karen S- have you started one yet? I may even do a second one in mostly solids!)


I really had fun with the quilting. Straight lines. I love straight lines!

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pillow top quilting


What are you working on this week? Whatever it is, I hope you are having fun.

happy quilting,


p.s. In case you did not see them, I have a couple of kits for patterns in the shop. I have 2 kits left for Knights at Play and 1 kit left for Tumbled. Click here to see them.



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