Category: Challenge

Petals and Passion

The EQ8 Block Spotlight this month is Around the World block. This is a special combination of sixteen Drunkard Path blocks. My first step was to use Serendipity to make a version of the block on point. The on point and normal version were placed in a nine-patch arrangement. Then, it came time for the […]

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Floral Points

Taking a day to play. Sometimes, we just need to step away for a little bit and catch our breath, unplug. I have four methods: hiking with my dogs, baking, gardening, and designing. My profession can also help me unplug. When I design for fun, there are not deadline, no stress, just play. That is […]

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Twisted Log Cabin!

It is time for the EQ8 Block Spotlight again. This month, Jenny challenged our design brains with the Twisted Log Cabin 2. I decided to use a little Serendipity for this challenge. First, I merged the Twisted Log Cabin 2 with an Eight-Pointed Star. This 8-Point Star Log Cabin made a bit of a floral […]

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Block Spotlight – Star Wheel

Every month, I look forward to the EQ8 block spotlight. Jenny picks blocks I probably would not have thought to use within a quilt. So, it stretches my imagination and gets me out of my comfort zone. Many of these become quilts I want to make. This month the block spotlight is on the Star […]

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Cabin in the Woods

This month, EQ8 has put the Spotlight on the Log Cabin 2 block. In my mind this leads me to a more traditional quilt, even though tiny houses are making a comeback. When I thought of Log Cabins, I thought of our camping adventures at Fair Haven Beach State Park, where we rented a cabin […]

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Ice Flowers

Several years ago, when I visited my Aunt in Southern California, I noticed these amazing little flowers growing all along the roadside. I asked her what they were. She replied they were really a weed that was invading the area. Apparently, they had been planted years ago to stabilize the area along the roadside and […]

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Diana – Cherrywood Challenge 2020-2021

Last year, I had posted about entering a quilt into the Cherrywood Challenge for the first time. It was my first entry into any art quilt challenge. I did a little research about previous entries and winners. I reread and reread the requirements. The quilt had to be 20-inches square. It had to use only […]

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