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Sunday, July 3, 2011


It has been a long while since I was here and still people keep visiting so thank you.
I have had to take a self imposed break, and am still a little weary about what I post here. A complaint was made against me about an innocent internet post made by a family member,(thankfully not the blogging world) that has led to alot of stress and unsettled times. As a blog is public reading material I will now need to be careful about what I write for awhile.
On the quilting front there has only been a little of that happening - couldn't concentrate on that but getting back into it again.
These pinwheels have become a little quilt that is having the binding sewn on today. I discovered a quick way of making pinwheels (most of you probably know this but for those who don't) at the Missouri Quilt company.
You cut your squares and place them right sides together. then sew a quarter inch seam around all sides. Line up your ruler and cut on both diagonals and voila 4 HST and no ruling lines.

The other project I have been working on is from this book which has great patterns in it for jelly rolls
I chose to make this one first and used a Balipops jelly roll I'd had for some time and Kona Ash-

You really have to concentrate on the placement of the blocks but it will look great. Just now having trouble getting a border fabric to match.
And here are some more of my African blocks-
From Melina in France
Maisie approving Kate's block from Australia and wonderfully hand stitched.
Hopefully back later with more.
We are having the most glorious winter sunshine this weekend-yesterday on the golf course and today maybe the garden Hope you are all having a great weekend.
Thanks for visiting.


  1. Hey Marls, sorry to hear you've had some difficult times. Hope all is now improving for you! I only recently heard about that HST technique too - must have had my head in the sand for a long time. lol It certainly is easier than all those lines being ruled. Your Island chain quilt is going to be a stunner.
    Have a great day in the garden, it's going to be another lovely one!

  2. Great stitching...sorry to hear that you have had some hassles, but I hope things are improving.

  3. Glad you are back and hope all is good....
    Love the blocks.

  4. Good to see you back here. Sorry to hear you have had a few problems. Looking forward to seeing your quilt finished.

  5. Sorry to Hear of your Troubles I Hope it is all Cleared now...
    I have just recently heard of the HST too will give them a go...
    Love your New Quilt so far it is going to be Beautiful...Great Colours/Fabrics.
    Enjoy your Gardening Today...

  6. How many different ways there are to make HSTs! Glad you are back and hope all is well.

  7. Nice to see you back, and sorry you had problems with posting and negativity. It happens.

  8. Welcome back Marls, hope all is well now. I love the blocks you showed and no, I have not heard of that way to make pin wheels, so I will be trying that.
    I hope you will show the quilt all bound and finished, I love love to see that.

  9. I learned something new about HSTs! Thank you, and hope you post more. Your quilting is lovely.


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