Serving up the next batch of 10" blocks in our Community Supper quilt:
Marjorie Farquharsen, Chatham,
Massachusetts. Marge and I share a deep passion for quilt and quiltmaker
history. She has chaired many committees of the American Quilt Study Group over
the years. She said she is off on a new tack by incorporating bright
contemporary fabrics with subtle reproductions. I hope you stay on this tack as
I love this block! Thanks Marge!
Deb Boucher, Edgecomb, Maine.
Deb has a longarm business, “Tea Rose Quilting”. She belongs to my local group and always
brings some delightful quilt for show and tell. I love this star block and
especially the pawprint fabric. Thanks Deb!
Jo Butterfield, Mildoura,
Victoria, Australia. Jo says, ”I’m so happy I could take part in your little
bit of fun. This is not actually a reject but a trial of the pattern we did in
a class/tutorial years ago. Have fun joining all your blocks together.” Thanks
Jane, I have been having fun finishing all these beauties!
I had a near disaster with
Jo’s label. When I went to press the edges under, I turned it around and
noticed that it was completely blank. Yikes! I was pretty sure she had used a
friXion pen that is supposed to disappear after ironing. Guess I proved that it
works! I had heard that if you put it in the freezer the marks will come back.
This too proved correct! So, I simply traced over Jo’s writing with a permanent
pen and voila!
Karen Dever, Moorestown, New Jersey.
I took a class form Karen several years ago and she is a lot of fun. Karen and
her husband got stranded on a cruise ship and subsequent port of entry and were
quarantined for weeks. We can all learn from Karen’s experience that no matter
where you travel, ALWAYS take more quilting than you think you will need!
Apparently, Karen made her own quarantine story quilt. I am anxious to see it.
I adore this block and used one of my favorite reproductions to bring it up to
10”. Thanks Karen!
Andrea Kozoil, Tipp City,
Ohio. Andrea was the recipient of a little quilt I made in Lori’s (Humble
Quilts) swap a few years ago. I can’t find any reason for you to reject this
one so I suspect (like me) you simply made one too many for the quilt. You
can’t go wrong with a log cabin block. This one looked like Christmas colors to
me so I used one of my favorite Judie Rothermel fabrics on the back.
Carol Lewin, Hay Springs,
Nebraska. Carol says: “Have disliked this block because of the stem. Made one
and quit. Glad I didn’t buy the kit!” I don’t see anything wrong with the stem,
but I am so happy that you do and were willing to part with it. Thanks Carol!
Cherie Moore, Belleville,
Illinois. Cherie says:” his is a reject block from Barbara Brackman’s Civil War
block of the week. I remade a few that didn’t quite work for one reason or
another. Well, I think it works fine here Cherie. Thanks Cherie!
Joy Murphy, Hillsborough, North
Carolina, (The Joyful Quilter). Joy says: “Thanks for turning this “oops” into
something other than another UFO.” Thank you Joy as this is a great addition to
Kyle Redente, Fort Collins,
Colorado. (Timeless Reflections) “Leftover Logs” from Colorado. Simply perfect.
I’ve been following Kyle and her spectacular quilts for years. I consider her
to be the queen of label making. This one is not only beautiful, it also has
the perfect sentiment! Thanks Kyle!
Darlene Reinke, Sheboygan
Falls, Wisconsin. Darlene said – “I found this in the attic. I can’t believe I
bought the striped backing, it’s so thin you can see through it. I learned a
long time ago, if it’s worth my time, it’s worth good fabric.” So true! However, this makes the perfect "orphan" block. Thanks
Kathy Wagner, Guelph,
Ontario, Canada. (Kathy’s Quilts) I had to trim (with her permission) Kathy’s
huge block down to fit the 10” requirement. I hated to trim off all that hot
pink as I think the color reminds of us of these wild and crazy times. But, the
center with the adorable Russian nesting doll will instead remind us that we
can all fit together comfortably by using a little common sense and kindness. Thanks
Kathy! Sandy (My Material Creations) sent me this adorable yo-yo cheater print
which I felt was perfect for this bright block.
Stay tuned for the last batch
of big blocks and the rest of the mini (5”) blocks. Can’t wait to sink my teeth
into those little guys. I love working with small potholder blocks. It makes
the bindings go so fast!