What a Hoot!!

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These little Hoot’s are made from four 4 1/2 ” Drunkard’s Path blocks.  Special placement of colors gives Hoot his stylish owl shape. A large thread spool was used for the large eyes and a smaller spool for the small eyes. The block is 8 1/2 ” unfinished. A larger Drunkard’s Path block could be used to make pillows or a purse.

 Two cute Hooters


February – Catching Up

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February was much better quilting month.  Accomplished much more quilting. Here is my guild February BOM.

February BOM

February BOM 2013

The block name is Aunt Vinah’s Favorite. It can be found here if you like paper piecing. Or here for the non-paper pieced block. I admit that this site is very hard to read, at least on my computer. But I copied it and pasted it in word. I did change the color placement by one block to get a more traditional star.

Also in February:


January – Catching Up

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January was a slow month for quilting.  Our quilt guild made bingo blocks to play quilt bingo (I made five blocks).  The blocks will later be made into charity quilts. I also did a workshop at the guild on half square triangles (HST’s). I am including the links from the workshop.

 To make:

2 HST: http://cvquiltworks.blogspot.ca/2011/01/terrific-method-for-making-hsts.html

4 HST: http://whipup.net/2011/03/17/guest-blogger-series-half-square-triangles/

8 HST: http://echinopsaster.blogspot.com/2012/02/easy-hst-tutorial-and-february-boms.html

Multiples: http://whynotsew.blogspot.com/2009/10/strip-pieced-half-square-tringles-and.html This one is my favorite, if you need many HST.

These are great links. There are charts to explain what size to cut your blocks to get the desired size HST.

January was the beginning of our BOM at the quilt guild. Here is my January Block.

 

Jan BOM 2013

Jan BOM 2013


The block name is Arrowhead and can be found here.


New Block: One Block Wonder

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I wrote the other day about trying out a new block (to me).  This is the block.  One Block Wonder.  It is from the book One Block Wonders, diagnosis One Fabric, case One shape, One of a Kind Quilts. The author is Maxine Rosenthal.  You can purchase the book HERE
This is the fabric I started with.  An all over print with various colors and patterns.  This fabric was cut into strips and then into 60 degree triangles.

 

There should be at least a 24 inch pattern repeat.  My fabric only had a 12 inch repeat. But it still is producing wonderful patterns.  It is a fun and interesting block.  I do suggest that you start with fabric with a much richer color in the background.  Click HERE to see an example of a good choice of fabric and colors.