Month: February 2020

A is for Apple, Alabama, Arkansas….

For Christmas, I made a Bargello M Quilt for my niece who goes to Minnesota. That inspired me to design other alphabet bargello quilts. I decided to start at the very beginning – its a very good place to start (Yes – I was raised on The Sound of Music). A quilts are great for […]

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Valentine’s Day Mystery Solved!

All month, I have been posting clues about my newest pattern. This quilt was designed to represent love from an older and simpler time. It symbolizes the move from lover to bride, wife, and homemaker. This quilt includes four blocks based upon traditional designs. These four blocks are: Wedding Bouquet (Nancy Page, Birmingham News, Jan […]

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Valentine’s Day Mystery – Day 7

As with most mysteries, there is a cliff hanger. I apologize for the delay in posts, which had the that effect. The Lover’s Knots alternate with the Home Maker blocks to surround the Wedding Bouquet. Now, the Farmer’s Wife now starts to fit into the puzzle. How will this turn out? Happy Quilting Laureen

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Purple Passion Flower

This month, the EQ8 Block Spotlight was the Flower Weave Block. It is a contemporary block within EQ8. The Block Spotlight is a monthly challenge, which encourages each of us to get out of our comfort zone and try something new. I I took the block and placed it in a variable block quilt layout. […]

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Valentine’s Day Mystery – Day 6

Remember the Wedding Bouquet Quilt block from Day 1? It has found a home between two of the Home Maker blocks. Do you see a pattern emerging? What do you think the next set of blocks will look like? How many more of each block are there? The Farmer’s Wife block still has not fit […]

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Valentine’s Day Mystery – Day 5

The clues for this mystery are starting to come together today. Two of the Lovers Knot blocks flank the Home Maker Block. Note the Lovers Knot is oriented differently on either side of the Home Maker. Spoiler, this set of blocks is duplicated later in the quilt. The dark fabric from the center of the […]

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Valentine’s Day Mystery – Day 4

The fourth clue in our Valentine’s Day Mystery is the Home Maker Block by Clara Stone, Practical Needlework, ca. 1906. It follows the progression of Lover’s Knot, Wedding Bouquet and Farmer’s Wife. In Old Fashioned Love, women primarily became homemakers. This block was relatively easy to make using traditional piecing. Templates were used to cut […]

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Valentine’s Mystery – Day 3

Most old romances start with flirtation, love and marriage. Our first two blocks – Lover’s Knot and Wedding Bouquet. cover that. The next block represents what happened after the wedding – in many cases – a woman became a Farmer’s Wife. This block was designed by Nancy Cabot of the Chicago Tribune for the January […]

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Valentines Day Project – Day Two

What Valentine’s quilt would be complete without the mention of Love? There are several traditionla blocks that represent love. I needed one that would compliment the Wedding Bouquet block from yesterday. It Lover’s Knot by Nancy Cabot, Chicago Tribune, May 4, 1933, worked best. This block was not modified from the original design. However, assembly […]

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A New valentine’s Day Project

For Valentine’s Day, a quilt in hues of pink and white, made of blocks about love and relationships, seem so appropriate. At least, that was my thinking when I designed my latest quilt. As with several of my other quilts I used traditional blocks to tell a story. This story will be a bit of […]

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