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Many Mini Modern Block 2: Seeing Double

The Seeing Double block was designed by Yvonne Malone who blogs over at Playing with Fabric.  She has some great fabric shop reviews, interviews with some of the greats in blogland, and even runs her own quilt studio.  Jealous much?  I know I am!

Here’s the reduced cutting dimensions for a 6 1/2″ unfinished block:

From Fabric A cut the following:

(2)   1 1/2″ x 1 3/4″ strip
(2)   1 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ strip
(2)   1 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ strip
(2)   1 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ strip

From Fabric B cut the following:

(1)   1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ square
(2)   7/8″ x 4″ strips
(2)   7/8″ x 4 1/2″ strips

And here’s the finished block:

Fabrics used include:
Jessi & Lauren Jung: Flora
Natural Linen

Be sure to add your blocks to the Flickr group and stay tuned for the next block on Thursday!

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Many Mini Moderns Blocks (3MB): Fabric Requirements

Surprise, surprise…a sampler quilt with no clearly defined fabric requirements.  This is an excellent project to dig into your stash.  Here’s the fabric selections I picked out:

Aqua selections: 6 1/2 yard fabric cuts, 5 fat quarters, and a handful of charm squares

Coral selections: 7 1/2 yard cuts, a fistful of charm squares and some leftover binding strips from another project .

Neutral selections: I’ll be using natural linen in most of my blocks and for the sashing, plus I have 4 other 1/2 yard cuts and a couple of neutral charms to throw into the bunch.

Yellow selections: 7 1/2 yard cuts, 5 fat quarters, and of course…a few more charms to boot!

Be sure to post your fabric selections to the Flickr group!  Enjoy!

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The Official Many Mini Modern Blocks QAL Announcement!

So here it is…2012!  They say that the years go faster the older you get and I can certainly attest to that! I feel like it should still be summertime.   Where did the time go?  Hmm…maybe the hours I’ve spent lost in my sewing room and LQS could account for much of it…

To ring in the new year, I’m happy to make the official Many Mini Modern Blocks Quilt Along!!!!

This is the first quilt along I’ve hosted and I’m looking forward to the challenge.  If you haven’t already purchased a copy of this amazing book Modern Blocks you’ll need it for the QAL.  No instructions will be provided, that’s what the book is for.  But I will be posting the adjusted math to make 6 1/2″ unfinished blocks rather than the 12 1 /2″ blocks described in the book.  If you’re like me, doing the math is the hard part…and now it’s done for you!

The finished project will be a sampler quilt with all 99 blocks plus 1 uniquely designed by you!  10 x 10 blocks plus sashing and border will yield a quilt 75″ x75″ just in time for a late summer picnic!

Each Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday I’ll be posting for the QAL, so we’ll be doing three blocks a week.  What’s 99 blocks when you’re just doing three a week!

So here’s the schedule for this week:

Monday: Official Announcement

Tuesday: Picking a Color Palette

Wednesday: Fabric Requirements

Tomorrow I’ll get the Flickr group up and running and will have the button posted for everyone to grab.

Happy New Year!

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Day 7: 12 Days of Christmas Crafty Crap

Well, here we are…past the halfway point and I haven’t gone crazy yet.  I’m really excited to share Day 7’s project with you.  It’s my Charmed Prints QAL finish!  Gen X Quilter has hosted this great QAL and it’s finished just in time for Christmas!  Too bad I don’t have anyone in mind for this sweet little quilt, so it’s headed to the linen closet until the next friend’s baby shower rolls around.

I learned several new techniques on this quilt and was surprised just how tricky some of these blocks were to make on a miniature scale.  I’m particularly pleased with my choice of quilting, a simple zig-zagged stitch-in-the-ditch style. (Note to self: find out if this is in fact a “real” quilting method, or I did I just make that up…I am really good at making stuff up!)

Here’s the finished quilt, made mostly with fabrics from the Remix collection by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman fabrics:


And here’s a few close-ups of the quilt including the new-to-me technique of flange binding, my favorite part of the quilt: the star blocks from the center, and a close-up of my made-up zig-zag quilting:

I had so much fun completing this quilt-a-long!  Thanks again Gen X Quilter for putting this one together!

Speaking of quilt-a-longs, I have this crazy idea…

Have any of you seen the new book Modern Blocks by Susanne Woods?  It’s full of amazing quilt blocks and I had such fun looking at all of the blocks, I knew I just had to have one…of each.  Yep, that’s right…all 99 blocks.  The more I looked at the book, I came to the realization that I couldn’t possibly use 99 12″ finished blocks.  So, what’s a girl to do?

Make mini blocks of course!  My husband thinks I’m crazy but I want to host a QAL and I think shrinking these awesome blocks down and making a few at a time will fit the bill perfectly!  But if you’re interested in the full-size QAL, the folks over at SeamedUP have just the thing for you!

Watch for the official announcement soon!  I’m planning to start the QAL on 1/1/2012.

Until tomorrow….

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