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Jam Jar Challenge - Double Star Block

Posted by Ruth on 1 February 2015 | 2 Comments

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I joined in the Jam Jar challenge that is being run with our Quilt U Alumni group this year. The idea of the challenge is to get projects completed or started that have been on the back burner so seeing as I have a lot of blocks floating around, I decided it was time to do something with them. My Jam Jar is full of blocks that I want to get completed for 2015. They will be made into small gifts such as oven cloths, cushions or totes.... or if they turn out really well, perhaps I'll add to them and make a whole new quilt.

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Free Placemats

Posted by Ruth on 9 December 2013 | 2 Comments

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I needed some quick easy place mats for a Christmas setting, however these can be made with any fabric for any ocassion. In fact, they are reversible so the back could be used too. More about that in another post.

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Martha Washington Star Block

Posted by Ruth on 14 October 2013 | 0 Comments

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Martha Washington star is another block in Carol's class Anatomy of a Block and one I was yet to make until today. It uses many of the techniques I've already shown here on my blog. I use autumn fabrics today. I must be into autumn fabrics lately because that is what I used for Clay's Choice block last week too.

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Churn Dash

Posted by Ruth on 9 September 2013 | 0 Comments

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Churn Dash is an old time favorite quilt block and most quilters make it at some time. It is fun and easy so quick to make and also looks great. I use it for a beginner's block in my Tote That Mat Class and Carol also used it in Anatomy of a Quilt Block class which I'm currently teaching at Quilt University.

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Foundation Pieced Fireworks

Posted by Ruth on 22 July 2013 | 8 Comments

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Another free block for Monday. This time I have chosen a brand new block that I designed myself called Fireworks. This block is foundation pieced so real easy to construct. I made a 6" block, but it could easily be enlarged. That will be for another day.

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Flying Geese and Half Square Triangles

Posted by Ruth on 15 July 2013 | 1 Comments

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Some blocks are easier to make when you make a full unit and then cut what you need from that unit and discard the rest. This is so with Aunt Addie's Album block, however I have a way to use that wasted section. I'm making a 12" finished block so this wasted section is a reasonable size. 

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Place Mats

Posted by Ruth on 8 July 2013 | 2 Comments

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Today I wanted to make some place mats so thought I'd better review what place mat patterns I have. I realized I only had two patterns. One was for Christmas...

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Free block instructions

Posted by Ruth on 1 July 2013 | 0 Comments

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Today I was cruising around Jennifer Houlden's blog and looking at all the work she has done in the past six months on her blog. Good for you Jennifer, you have produced a whole lot of interesting and informative blog posts. I pulled a couple of her blocks (with her permission of course) to show you. Click on the links under each photo to get the instructions on how to make the blocks.

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eight-pointed star block

Posted by Ruth on 24 June 2013 | 0 Comments

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I really like star blocks. I am not sure what it is that I like about them, I just do. There are so many different ones, a wonderful selection. Today I'm going to introduce you to an eight pointed star block. Be warned, this is not a beginner block. I found the easiest way to make this was with foundation pieces.

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Card Trick and Grecian Square Quilt

Posted by Ruth on 10 June 2013 | 5 Comments

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Last Monday, I put together two blocks "Card Trick" and "Grecian Square" to see how they looked. They coupled well together I thought so this week I made some more to make a small quilt. I wanted to share the requirements with you. I made a total of EIGHT "Card Trick" blocks and SEVEN "Grecian Square" blocks. The blocks are 6" finished blocks.

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