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My Take on Bonnie Hunter’s Diamond Tile Block

HELLO MY FRIENDS! Yes, I know that I am shouting. I am just so glad to be here I feel like shouting. 🙂

Sami and I have been away from y’all so long we feel like we are new but we are the same old girls, or at least I am. A Special Thank You to all our cyber friends that have checked on us. I don’t want to use any names because I did not get permission, but y’all know who you are. We really appreciate knowing you were thinking about us.

The block above is a  Bonnie Hunter ‘Addicted to Scraps’ block published in the May/June 2018 issue of Quilt Maker magazine.  This block is intended to be put together for a quilt and it would be lovely but I don’t think I am up to it yet so I decided to enlarge the block and add borders (see the second picture) and make it into a table topper. As always with Bonnie’s blocks, the instructions are well written and very easy to follow. She gives several different examples of how the block would look with different colors.

Many different quilts are running through my head using this block and I cannot wait to try more: Christmas colors for a throw for the couch, baby quilts, QOV, a new one for my bed……so many ideas…so little time or energy.

Also, did I mention that my long arm is in the shop! I think it is just trying to get attention, but did it have to wait until the warranty was out to decide to break down?

Thank you for visiting with us again. We are so glad to have you.

 

 

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Four Seasons Wall Hangings – 4 of 4 – Spring

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This is the last of my Four Seasons wall hangings and I think it is my favorite. I love all the birds and their nests. If you missed seasons 1-3 you can find them on my previous posts.

Shown below they are hanging in window openings on the second floor of my house. It was very hard to get pictures. I ended up scrunched up on the stairway without a way to get all four in the picture at one time.

 

 

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Four Seasons Wall Hanging 3 of 4 – Winter

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Here is number three of my Four Seasons wall hangings. The snowy winter scene was yardage fabric that I cut into six sections and added sashings.    To see the first two wall hangings of this series you can find them here: Four Seasons Wall Hanging #1 of 4 – Summer  and Four Seasons Wall Hanging – #2 of 4 – Fall.

This wall hanging was based on a pattern called Autumn Retreat designed by eQuilter and Jude Spero of Little Louise Designs.

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Four Seasons Wall Hanging – #2 of 4 – Fall

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Here is my #2 of the Four Seasons Wall Hanging series. It is based on a pattern called Autumn Retreat designed by eQuilter and Jude Spero of Little Louise Designs.

The fabric is yardage from JoAnn’s that I cut apart and added the window sashes. The borders are batik fabrics and I quilted it on my Juki long arm machine called Miss Daisy (as in driving Miss Daisy).

Two more to go.

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Four Seasons Wall Hanging #1 of 4 – Summer

 

The entry of my house opens to the stairway, upstairs landing, and a long hallway to the kitchen and living room. The second floor room that houses my ‘sweat shop’ has four openings looking out to the stairway and the downstairs entry way. These window type openings are the perfect place to display small quilts or wall hangings.  Since I have four openings I thought of the four seasons even though we do not have the typical seasons here in sunny Florida.

The wall hanging pattern I picked is called Autumn Retreat designed by eQuilter and Jude Spero of Little Louise Designs. Their pattern featured a lovely fabric called Nature Hike for Timeless Treasures and had six window type blocks all together to make one large wall hanging. Since my windows are 35″ wide and I have four, I thought I would adjust the pattern to make it work as individual units.

The first of my Four Seasons projects is Summer. I found this fabric at JoAnn’s as yardage and not a panel but it has everything I think of as summer related: watermelons, flags, picnics, and pickup trucks.

Three more seasons to post.

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