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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Bits and Pieces

I am participating in the
and am really enjoying learning about 
these strong, courageous women
who traveled out west.
The first two blocks went together like a charm.
Then... the third block instructions were released.

Y Seams... yuck!
I have not had much luck with these in the past,
but decided to give it a try and conquer these things.

Well...I stitched.... I ripped.... I stitched some more
and ripped some more.
After several frustrating attempts, my block went into the trash.
My quilt will only have 9 blocks instead of 12,
or I'd make two of one block.
That's okay... right??

Then one day I was reading this blog post
and was saved!!

Here is my third block and no Y seams were involved!
Thank you, Barb!!

After making my Doll quilt for the swap and sending it off to Kathy,
I decided to make the same little quilt for myself.
This little quilt is one of my all time favorites.


The applique block is finished, but not trimmed.

The rest of the little blocks have not been cut or sewn yet,
but I will begin work on those soon.

Now it's sunglasses time!

All of the Kaliedescope blocks are sewn together
and have created quite a busy center!


I could play with these all day...
arranging and rearranging.


Hopefully I'll find a fabric for an inner border today
and finish this top this week.

I'm thinking lime green or orange.

What are you playing with today?

Happy Quilting!


Needled Mom said...

I LOVE that mini. Your no Y seams turned out perfectly. Great idea.

kupton52 said...

What a great switch-out! I often do that with 8 point stars but didn't even consider it for this block. I did the first 2 blocks of Westering Women but got bogged down because I'm also doing Temecula Quilt Co.'s Circa 2016 and the 365 Block Challenge out of Australia. I started Sentimental Stitches plus Pat Sloan's Splendid Sampler but started not liking some of the blocks so I've kind of let them slide. Right now I'm concentrating on honing my longarming skills ( assuming I have some...lol)...and have put piecing on the back burner. Love your posts....just about as much as I love my little doll quilt! Every time I look at it I smile!