" Do you not know?
Have you not heard???

The LORD is the everlasting GOD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth." Isaiah 40:28

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10

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Jesus said,
"For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

But if you do not forgive men their sins,
your Father will not forgive your sins." Matthew 6:14,15



Saturday, August 7, 2010

I'm slow to catch on.......


.......to some of these internet quilt designs.
I see this one all around, but didn't realize how fun the piecing was when you do it the 'modern way' !   As a quilter of over 25 years' experience, I naturally looked at it as small squares and strips.  Only when I visited the tutorial at Cluck, cluck, sew that is linked to in this post, over at Heather's blog, QUILT OR STITCH, how about both? did I learn the updated version. 
And it's so much more fun.  Just choosing two coordinating fabrics at a time, I cut them out, switch the middles, stitch them back together and, voila ! 
And as you can see from my blocks, you can change the width that you cut from each side of the block, and it changes the whole look of the block.  This layout started with 9 3/4 inch squares.  Some have been cut at 3 1/2 inches in from the sides, leaving a little square in the center, and the others were cut at 2 1/2 inches in, leaving a large center square.  I trimmed mine up to measure 8 1/2 inches (8 inch finished blocks)   I like the look of them mixed.
I don't know how many I'll make, but I'm having fun playing with them.

3 comments:

  1. Love it! I've been planning to do one, I just haven't got it going, yet. Don't you find it so relaxing to do this sort of project after one like your last one?
    Good to see your friendly hi at my blog, too!

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  2. I love the colours so cheerful,this is one that I would like to have a go at.
    Happy quilting.
    Georgie x

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  3. oh goodness i love these!!! i have an idea that this might be in my future. i love how you changed around the sizes of the centers. i have some christmas fabric this might work on.

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