Tula Pink ~ Quilt #2 ~ star block from scraps

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hi friends~happy monday greetings!

as i mentioned in my earlier post, this is the continuation of the use of leftover scraps from my original plans in making a quilt from tula pink’s chipper fabric line.  and, more of the learning curve in regard to my goals of  becoming a more knowledgeable {and hopefully confident} in patchwork piecing. one of the things i enjoy is that i’m working with larger blocks, as they go together rather quickly. they also provide a new kind of fabric “canvas” of sorts upon which to practice my free motion on my bernina mid-arm q-20. they are much bigger quilts, and become another kind of  challenge in quilting motifs and moving a larger, more bulky quilt under my mid-arm needle.

regardless… i’m delighted to practice on them! always an upside to having lots of leftover blocks!!  which translates from: “i cut the first quilt wrong!”{big smile}

happily moving on, here are the photos of quilt #2 with this line of fabric from Tula Pink’s “Chipper.”

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i took advantage of the gorgeous spring-green landscapes, and some dramatic skies in east-central washington state, to showcase this quilt.  we were there to attend our son’s wedding, as well as nice visits with family and {most adorable} grandchildren!  this is a picture of the farm where our son, jake, lives with his wife, courtney:

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and jake and courtney’s dog, “Bo” gave his approval, and gave me a beautiful pose!  he’s a sweet dog, and freshly groomed for his photographic debut at the wedding the next day!  isn’t his expression fun? and those deep, dark eyes…!

imagethe background of this quilt block is from cotton and steel, their “white scatter dots” on gray.  i do love cotton and steel lines of fabrics.  each block finished to 16″ square, and there are twelve of them, making this quilt to about 62″ wide by 92″ long.

imagethanks for coming by the blog!  hey ~ have you seen that you can also sign up for blog posts on the side bar now?  i hope you will!

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