The above blocks are some of the block I quilted on my quilt. It was a mish-mash of orphaned Farmer’s wife blocks, Civil War diary quilt leftovers and some test blocks. It really came together nicely with the chunky frames. Each block was quilted differently and each frame had a specific stitch pattern on it. I was practicing all my fmq skills. The long arm frame needs a little tweaking and new part so I have to wait to load another quilt on it.

 

 

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I am keeping up with Pat Sloan’s winter Solstice challenge. I am making the blocks half size of her pattern. They are 5.25 inches with a 1.25 frame around each. I think this will be a cute mini quilt. I want to try to incorporate the children’s libray BoM that she is doing with these tiny blocks. I have several months before all the blocks are out and I will make design changes as I go for the setting. I really enjoy the idea of old meets new…. traditional blocks in a trad color way, set in a more modern setting.

 

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And this is the complete opposite of the Solstice blocks! I am trying my hand at improv mushrooms and I made 2 tester trees using the Quick Curve Ruler. I think this is going to be a vertical strip quilt but I is going to be a long term project and it’s design is totally in it’s infancy!

January thaw is upon us so the 40 degree weather is melting the snow and supposed to last a couple more days. I am enjoying the reprieve from snow. I am feeling better however, not ready to go the gym yet. Stupid ear infection. Maybe next week I will be ready.

Vicki

 

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