Monday, April 17, 2017

Guess what?

You guessed it - the potholder method wins! Not only am I caught up with my weekly Blockhead blocks, but I was able to sneak enough time in to finish the first 6 in my favorite potholder method. If I can keep up the pace, I should have a completed quilt by the end of the 48 weeks. (I'm not holding my breath!)

I quilted the bee skep with a "bee line" swirly motion. I am looking for a little bee to place in the doorway. These blocks are 6 1/2" finished (because of the potholder method, the binding is part of the measurement) so it needs to be a tiny bee!

Maybe I should stick one in the center of my sunflower (block #6) too!

I remembered that the American Quilt Museum is having their annual auction and I found my little feedsack quilt in the first round of auctions. 


You can view all the items on their website (here)

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter. We spent the whole weekend with family and it was delightful.

16 comments:

  1. This quilt is going to be so charming, Wendy! I love the extra touch all the different bindings add to the quilt. Looking good!

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  2. I think it was a no brainer as to whether you were going to do the blockheads in the potholder method! They are adorable. The bee hive is the cutest! Even without a bee!
    And love the donated quilt! Might have to take a look at the auction! Glad you had a wonderful Easter!

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  3. If you can't find a bee, let me know--there are LOTS of little bee buttons around here!
    Love your auction quilt!!

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  4. Oh your little 6 inch blocks are so charming! A little bee is a good idea. I'm glad you are going with the potholder method. Are all the backs different??

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  5. Your quilt is going to be awesome ! LOVE it :D
    I used the links you gave previously, about the potholder quilt method, yet the silly me cannot figure out exactly how to attach them together... do you simply whipstitch them together ???
    THANKS or your answer and for the inspiration !

    In stitches,
    Nadine

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  6. It's impressive that you have all of your blockheads blocks quilted already. They look fabulous. As far as a bee -- do you have any fabric with bees that you could cut out and applique one in place? Or Janet's idea of a button. (Sorry, not bee buttons here, though.) And I like your auction quilt.

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  7. HI Wendy, the potholder method is indeed a winner! We love these darling blocks. Congratulations on getting so much work accomplished !

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  8. Wow! Your blocks are wonderful! Love the swirly fabric in the sunflower. So nice that you made a quilt for the museum auction :) You accomplish so much!

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  9. You have become the Queen of Potholder Style Quiltmaking!

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  10. These are so pretty Wendy. Gosh, but you are talented. Love your feedsack quilt, oh it will do well for the museum.

    I was tickled to read your Whitley's comment. They sell online, and even though you'll have shipping charges, they are still worth it! :)

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  11. Love your version of the blocks.
    I checked out the auction and placed a few bids!

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  12. Your feedsack mini quilt is extra cute and is a very generous offer for the auction. I like the bindings you chose for the blockhead blocks. By using one of the main fabrics it keeps them from getting too busy,

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  13. Hi Wendy, I love your potholder blocks. I need to do this. I sent you a PM, I have a Bee Button and wondering if it would work. Let me know.

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  14. Your a quilt queen! your blocks look great and I so admire your stick-ti-itness. Is that word? ha ha
    What a sweet feed sack quilt - off to check them out.
    Happy Belated Easter

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  15. Hi Wendy,
    You know I love your little feed sack quilt!
    Your potholder blocks are always perfect. You are a busy girl. I'm off to visit your quilt link.

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  16. I can never get enough of all the wonderful blocks and projects you apply your potholder method of QAYG to! Always so inspiring! Love..love your little feedsack quilt! Awesome to see you are so charitable with your work!

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