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Jan 07

Care to Join Me?

Last evening, my daughter and her fiance chose the pattern for their wedding quilt. It is from the book,  (Yes, that is an Amazon Associates link. Yes, I will earn a tiny bit of money to support this self-hosted blog if you purchase from that link. End of disclaimer.) I purchased this book shortly after it came out because I fell in love with all the quilts in it. They are all gorgeous. They are rotary cut. They look very difficult. There are great tips in this book for making them easier. Before now, though, I didn’t have an opportunity to make one. Now I have an excuse.

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The one they chose is called “Aegean Sea,” and it is on page 86. Maybe it looks a little complicated, but as I looked at the directions, I think it may be one of the easiest in the book. For a queen-sized quilt, you make 6 Ohio Star blocks. Those are the only bias seams in the entire quilt! The rest of the blocks are versions of Log Cabin blocks or blank blocks. Yes, I am now excited. Not only that, with the colors they want, I can use lots of my batik stash!

So, here is my question for today, does anyone want to join me? I won’t be posting directions for the blocks or the quilt because that would be a violation of Judy Martin’s copyright, but I will post pictures of my progress each Monday and add a linky in case you want to show pictures of your progress. The pattern in the book is written for Queen, Twin and Wall sizes, so you can make whichever you like. If you are joining me, please comment here and let me know that. My goal for next week will be to get all the cutting done. (My AccuQuilt Go! will be very helpful with this part! Strips are why I bought this thing in the first place! And I have 1 1/2″ and 2″ strip dies!)

So leave a comment and join me in this adventure!

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