Monthly Archives: June 2012

Update on the Postage Stamp Quilt

I first posted about the Postage Stamp Quilt in March 2011- knowing it would be a VERY long term project.  It is a hand stitched quilt top of 1″ squares. After spending some time (OK, too much time) reviewing Postage … Continue reading

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Squares and Stripes Quilt Pattern

I received a few requests for the pattern I developed for the Quilt Top for my daughter. Although Squares and Stripes is the obvious name for this quilt, it might be considered a Goldilocks Quilt. The first attempt was the … Continue reading

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As Ye Sew, So Shall Ye Rip

Persons who sew know that feeling of “something is just not right.” It might be the colors, it might be the design, it might be a combination – but we know we are not happy with some aspect. Oh, we … Continue reading

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MMQ: Final Block and Sashing

The 16th and final block for the MMQ is a simple 1″ square in the middle of the 4″ center design block. This block is “A Square in a Square in a Square!” Once all 16 squares are complete – … Continue reading

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MMQ – A few more blocks

Sixteen blocks are needed for the MMQ top.  These 4 blocks include a simple 4″ square, a modified sailboat block, a shaded 4-patch block and a “W” alphabet block. The 4″ square is perhaps the simplest block.  The fabric is … Continue reading

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Huck Towel Graph

Most Huck Towel designs can be replicated from a picture. However, the wave section  of the Stash Couture Huck Towel design Waves with “Lace” Edge, creates a colorblending optical illusion that makes it difficult to see individual threads. The following … Continue reading

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MMQ: Log Cabin Block Variations

The Log Cabin Quilt Block is a very common block in traditional quilting. Traditional Log Cabin Quilts are typically sewn with a red center square and alternating sides of light and dark as in this example from the TLC Home … Continue reading

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