Archive for May, 2012

More Christmas Blocks

May 6, 2012

I also took some 8 inch foundations and spent a few more evenings making these 36 blocks. Maybe big enough for a table topper, or separate into 2-3 table runners Рbut certainly not big enough for a nap quilt over the back of the couch. The christmas scraps are now put away for a while .

I have started sorting the 2.5 inch strips for some fun with my friend Shirley later in the year, and the 2 inch strips are going to be a long going project with some Sharyn Craig inspiration. Sharyn Craig has been a valuble resource ever since I first met her in between the covers of Quiltworks and Quilting Today magazines. Unfortunately those magazines are no longer published but I had every copy because they had great ideas.

So I have never attempted¬† Sharyn’s Half Log Cabin blocks and nows the time to use some of my scraps and experiment. There is a nice youtube video here to inspire you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oU4QgnWnRiE

Mary’s Quilt’s.com also has good instructions. Mary makes lots of string quilts and scrappy quilts for the Quilts of Valour project. She kindly offers free tutorials and patterns for community/comfort quilt guild projects.

http://www.maryquilts.com/half-log-cabin/

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