Here we are entering our 5th!! year of mini making under the guidance of Wendy, The Constant Quilter. Can you believe it? This month is quilt #49 :) If you haven't joined in on the fun there's always time to jump in. Check Wendy's blog the end of the month when she posts her own mini along with links to lots more.
It's not surprising that I started with this asterisk block that was actually the sample for the little quilt I showed you last month. I followed the instructions for making these blocks on Darcy Quilts.
I framed that little block with alternating 1/2" borders of black and Barbara B's Best of Morris prints . . .
.. . . then added 2" floral borders and cornerstones.
I had this wonderful blue leaf print that I purchased at Garden State Quilters (more than a few years ago) and put it on the back. It's hard to see the quilting lines but they are ITD around the inner borders and double zig-zags on the outer ones. The piece is 16-1/2" square.
Every year I publish my blog using Blog2Print. I now have 7 years' worth. It's a great way to keep track of what I've done throughout the year.
When I sat down to take a look I noticed on the very first page that two images were missing. Oh, no! I emailed customer service and within minutes I was told they would reprint the book. Thank you Blog2Print for your quick response :)
I bought myself a Christmas present--do you ever do that??? Both books are by Di Ford and I'm especially enjoying the second one where she talked about the types of fabrics she liked to use in her quilts.
The snow is piling up on our deck. It's so pretty outside--but C-O-L-D. The other day the nighttime temp hit -18 but this morning it's -6 warming up to a high of 6 deg at 2 pm :)
That's all for now.
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