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Scrap quiltThe scrap quilt that I started on Monday  is coming along nicely.  I have 36 squares completed, 6 1/2 inches finished size.  I will be making them into larger blocks – 4 to a block for a 12 inch finished size block.  Enough right now for a 36 x 36 inch baby quilt.  I have plenty of scraps left from these that I used to make a border or two of some size to finish it off.  Right now this is what it is looking like.  I don’t know if this will be the layout – I might change it tomorrow before I start to sew it together.   I don’t know if I will get it all done tomorrow but maybe.  I have been spending a lot of time in the sewing room lately and my house needs to be cleaned so I need to take some time to get that done tomorrow first!

e-8 Dear Jane

Besides working on this scrappy quilt I started a new Dear Jane block yesterday and got done with it today while I was watching the evening news.

E-7  Bread Basket is done and added to the row.  I have to work on my picture taking – this one is a bit blurry.  I need to start mounting them on the wall someplace when I take pictures of these blocks, I have been sticking them to my office chair but that gives it a slightly curved look to it.  I will try something else next time.

Underground Railroad QuiltYesterdays question was what do these things have in common:  Hand of Friendship, Duck’s Foot in the Mud, and Bear’s Paw.  The answer is they are different names for the same block. I have never heard of any name for the Bear’s Paw except Bear’s Paw.  The bear paw in this quilt is in the middle of the top row.

New Question.

Question #11 What innovation in quilting was introduced at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia?

A- The Crazy Quilt    B- The first Electric Iron   C- Rotary Cutters

5 comments… add one

  • CJ Jan 7, 2009

    Oh Karen this looks great! I don’t think I’ve seen a strip quilt assembled with the solid blocks, what a wonderful combination!

    CJ’s last blog post..I’m hatched out!

  • Karen Jan 7, 2009

    thanks CJ, I’ve seen it done this way before but have never used the pattern myself. You should check out Bonnie at Quiltville, she has tons of ideas for scrap quilts if you have a lot of scraps and don’t know what to do with them.

  • nanci Jan 7, 2009

    I love your quilt. Get it done so I can see the finished result.
    You are so skilled. It’s really lovely to visit and see your work.

    nanci’s last blog post..THE BANANA BREAD RECIPE

  • Regina Chronister Jan 7, 2009

    I like it.

  • gina Jan 7, 2009

    what a wonderful quilt and you work sooooo fast!
    I am looking forward to see it again when it is finished

    gina’s last blog post..APPLE AMBER

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