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Quilting Gallery Block Library #4 Windmill

Windmill

I’ve been a fan of Michele Foster’s Quilting Gallery for years. Earlier this year (2014), she started a new series, Block Library, featuring blocks she would make in both 12-inch and 6-inch sizes. In an effort to use up some of my scraps, I’m following along. I’ll be posting my blocks here, but you’ll need to visit Quilting Gallery for the actual patterns. The fourth block is Windmill.

Windmill

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All Our Quilts Block Exchange Quilt

Scrappy Nine Patch

Back in 2009 I participated in several block exchanges at AllOurQuilts.com. I finally assembled the blocks from the second exchange and this is the result. I gave it to my mother's roommate, Rosie this month.

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Nina

My third block for Nina’s quilt is the Amish Star…

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Nina

In early April, Loes Hogenelst became a member of AllOurQuilts.com and began sharing her story about her daughter, Nina, born in 2002 with a brain injury. We’ve put together a group of quilters to make a quilt for Nina’s birthday in June. We are currently making a variety of blocks towards that goal which will be forwarded to one of our members for completion. It’s an ambitious goal but everyone has been stepping up to the challenge. I’m trying to complete 4-6 blocks for her and will post the results of my efforts. My first block pattern is from Carol Doak’s 300 Paper Pieced Blocks. Although I am not fond of paper piecing, it’s hard to argue with the results.

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Victory Quilt: Sky Rocket

This the fifth block I’ve made for the Victory Quilt and is covered in the fourth video of Eleanor Burns’ Victory Quilt series. I have to say that, so far, it is my favorite! It’s a bit harder than the previous squares, but Eleanor’s instructions are excellent both in the book and in the video…

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Victory Quilt: Silent Star

The third video in Eleanor Burns’ Victory Quilt series covers two blocks: Silent Star and Comfort Quilt. Because I am doing this quilt on point, I will be using 18 of the 20 blocks Eleanor provides in the book. So I’ve decided not to make  the Comfort Quilt block at this point. I may reconsider later. Here’s Silent Star…

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Victory Quilt: Mr. Roosevelt’s Necktie

The second video in Eleanor Burn’s Victory Quilt series covers two blocks…Mr. Roosevelt’s Necktie and Fala. I’ve finished Mr. Roosevelt’s Necktie and will be moving on to Fala, which should be interesting as I’ve never used fusible web and have have not done much appliqué.

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Victory Quilt – 1941 Nine Patch

My template tool for this square arrived and I’m finally ready to start. I’ve decided to follow along doing the blocks in the same order as Eleanor Burn’s video series and I will be using her color scheme for the quilt. Her first video covers the 1941 Nine Patch. The instructions in the book are also excellent and Eleanor also provides instructions for the flying geese using a regular template (vs. her specialized flying geese ruler). I wanted to try out her technique and have to say it’s excellent. Her procedure creates 4 flying geese star points at the same time and they come out perfect. Here’s my first square.

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Sugar Bowl block

I’m currently make 54 of these blocks for my next round of Navajo Nation. Once completed. I’ll assemble 2 rows of 12 and 2 rows of 15 blocks. The corner blocks will be addedto the 2 rows of 15 blocks before adding the rows to the quilt….more to follow….

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