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Sunday, April 3, 2011

April in Arizona - hot, very, very hot!

We have had record breaking temperatures here in Arizona so I have been hiding somewhat in my sewing space though that is warm when I have to do a lot of pressing.

Last week, I got busy working on a row quilt, featuring blocks that are typical of the Pacific Northwest.  So far, this is what I have accomplished though am losing interest since paper piecing is NOT my favourite technique.


Today I was motivated to play with the 1600 inches quilt and made a quilt top which will be my Quilt of Valour project that I will demonstrate to those in the Fraser Valley who want to make and donate to this worthy cause.


Too warm in my sewing room for now but feel good that I got to play with this technique.  A quick and easy quilt though I would rename it the 3 bobbin quilt.  Took lots of thread but was made, from start to finish in 2½ hours. 

2 comments:

  1. Carolyn, obviously I have been quiltmaking too long! Years back (at least 10) when I belonged to the FV quilt in Surrey they had a premie quilt pattern the same as this stripy one in the picture above. I actually made a half dozen or so for our guild -- I think it might have been an A. Nolan idea...

    the more things change the more they stay the same!!

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  2. So true Susan. This 1600 quilt is all over the internet with many variations. A great way to use up strips of fabric.

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