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OBW #60 and so much more…..

It’s December 15, 2016.  I haven’t blogged in 3 months as there was an illness in my family that took precedence.  My family has received quilts from me for Christmas for many years.  I hadn’t done that in a while, but this year I wanted to show my love for them.   I made my son Josh a One Block Wonder (OBW).  Josh is my very own Grizzly Adams.  This is my 60th One Block Wonder and is named “Camping with Friends”.  Camping with Friends was made with Alexander Henry Fabric with a 12″repeat .

Camping with Friends

Camping with Friends

Josh called me last night.  He loves the quilt.  It has grizzly bears on the back.

I finally completed a King size “Yellow Brick Road” or my oldest son Jason.  He was thrilled. He waited a long time for this quilt.

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Jason’s King Size Quilt.

As you can see, Tuck is always near by.  I made my youngest Granddaughter Samantha, a Minnie Mouse Quilt.  That prompted my sister Mary to get her a Minnie Mouse.  So, I made Minnie  a smaller scale quilt like Sam’s.  The label says “This quilt made for Minnie Mouse, By Sam’s Grandmother Jackie O’Brien”.  Of course everything fit into a tote with Minnie Mouse embroidered on it.

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Sam & Minnie’s Quilt

I had the great pleasure to spend a few days with several Studio 180 Design Certified Instructors at Bridle Creek Bed & Breakfast in Hamilton, NY.  We were hosted by Barb Hipsley, proprietor extraordinaire.  What a wonderful time we had.  the photo below shows us all in our Minion pants.

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The “Minionettes” from right to left: Barb Hipsley, Connie Farland, Debbie Thomas, Diane Marvin, Donna Hanley, ending with myself.

This time was totally devoted to quilting.  I was able to make some small quilts for my sister Mary.  She loves to put them on tables.

This quilt measure 39″ by 49″.  It is from Deb Tucker’s book Hidden Treasures.  I made 5″ blocks using the Hunter Star Petite tool.  This size hunter star makes a great baby quilt.

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Curveball

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Looks great on this old trunk.

I named this “Mary’s Stars. It is my original design. I’m very pleased with it.  I used Studio 180 Design V Block & Corner Pop  tools.  The 6″ finished star blocks are the same block, I just reversed the colors.  It measures 39′ by 45”.

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Looks great on this coffee table.

This one is called “Game Board” from a book of antique doll quilts.  It is only 22″ square.  Of course I Tuckerized it and used my Wing Clipper 1 to make all those Flying Geese.

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Game Board

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Tucker

Happy Holidays to you all from Tucker and me.

I Believe

I love Christmas Tree quilts. I wanted to try making one with the Studio 180 Design V Block Tool. It was pretty easy.
I Believe Christmas quilt
I started with 9 Christmas fat quarters, 3 green, 3 red and 3 blue. I decided to make 6” blocks, so per the directions on the V Block tool I layered 3 fat quarters and cuts 7” strips.
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I used the V Block Tool and placed the line for the cutting the center triangles on the folded fabric.
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Second cut for center triangles. Keep going until you have used up the strip.
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The 9 fat quarters yielded 72 center triangles.
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I used white Kona Cotton for the side triangles. It took about 1 ½ yards. Per the directions on the tool I cut 7” strips for the side triangles also. There is a line on the tool for cutting the side triangles
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Rotate the tool for the second cut for side triangles, keep going until you have two side triangles for each center triangle.
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Sew on the first side triangle.
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Press toward the side triangle.
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Add the second triangle.
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Press toward the side triangle.
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Square up the V Blocks by pointing it toward you, square up two sides.
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Rotate the block and square up the. other two sides.
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For each tree block I cut two 2″ x 3″ white rectangles and one 1 1/2″ x 2″ brown rectangles for the tree trunk.
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Sew these sashings to the bottom of each block.
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I cut nine 3 1/2″ x 8″ rectangles to be used to stagger the tree blocks. I sewed one rectangle to row 1,3, 5, 7, and 9. And one rectangle to the end of row 2, 4, 6, and 8.

I cut 1 1/2″ red inner borders (1/2 yard). The white outer borders took about 2 yards white Kona cotton. I cut 9″ borders and machine embroidered Santa and his reindeer in reds, blues and pinks. And randomly scattered machine embroidered silver snowflakes around the border. In the center of the bottom of the quilt I embroidered “Believe”. The quilt measures 65″ x 87″ un-quilted. I purchased my embroidery designs from Embroidery LibraryOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
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