Tuesday, January 16, 2018

pincushion swap

I recently got a squishy package in the mail (actually Monday before I left on my trip)
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This was great to get a sunny sunflower pincushion from Sandy!
Made up for a dreary cold day!
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I’ve also sent two pincushions to my swap partner Janorah, I just had to send two as the machine embroidered one was rather simple and now that I got 3 pincushions back from Annie’s I also added one of those Smile
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Fun swap!

Monday, January 15, 2018

2018 QUBE QAL block 3

This week’s block is a 3/4 block

it’s a shoo fly block!

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You’ll be using  shapes #2 and #5 from the QUBE set

and fabrics A and D

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cut out (4) #5 triangles from both fabrics, then cut out 1 of #2 square from A and (4) of fabric D

here the #5 die for the 6” QUBE has 4 triangles on the same die

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here’s my 8” version

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and the 9” version has only one square on it instead of 4 like the 8” and 9”

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same with the 12” version

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now sew the triangles into (4) HSTs, easy peasy! iron toward the dark or iron the seams open.

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then add the squares so the single square is in the middle and the other four are next to it with the HSTs in the corners

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and sew the block together like this

(I really don’t like plaids!)

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the 8” version if funky!

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and 9” version

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and the 12” version in batiks

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and here’s all 4 of them together!

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Now here’s blocks from the participants last week! (I’m still in Denmark, so if anything got posted over the weekend I might have missed it)

2semper1lynneg2lynneg2susanm2lynne2teresa

2connie2debbies2geraldine2linda2roz2karen1karen2lorri2patty2nina2debbie1julie2julie2judy11judy21judy12renie2donna1teresa2melodee2judy2mary1debbie2elizabeth2lupe2shelda2susan2Betty2a1renie

Great job everyone!