Tag Archive: 120 blocks project

Dec 31

2014 In Review

One of the best things about blogging is that you can start a post and save it as a draft and add to it before actually posting it. I started this post, in note form, on January 2, 2014. I have added to it over the course of the year so that I have a …

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Nov 09

Double Windmill Block

My next block is called the Double Windmill in Marsha McCloskey’s Block Party: A Quilter’s Extravaganza of 120 Rotary-Cut Block Patterns (Rodale Quilt Book). I have found the same block called a few different things, and, of course, a few places where the Double Windmill name has been attached to different blocks also. Some links …

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Oct 26

Double Four Patch

In case you didn’t get the idea from the block name, this was a very quick and easy block to piece. According to The Quilter’s Album of Patchwork Patterns: 4050 Pieced Blocks for Quilters, the Double Four Patch is also called Carmen’s Block (Nancy Page, Nashville Banner, July 11, 1933 or December 4, 1934;), Autumn …

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Oct 26

Productive Day!

Today I completed Block 10 of the American Beauty BOM. It went very smoothly, and I do like way it looks now. (Pictures following below.) I also completed the main body of a baby quilt for some friends (no pictures until later) and finished sewing together the last of the batik strips for my Split …

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Oct 20

Progress But No Finish

 I did make some progress today at work on this Block Number 10. However, I didn’t have a finish because I actually had work to do at work today, and a meeting to go to, and that just kind of prevented much sewing. I do, however, have pictures of what I did get done. You …

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Oct 13

Double Dutch Finish

I actually finished this at work yesterday, but I just didn’t have time to post it then. So here it is in all its glory, the last few steps. Yes, the small Flying Geese all mated to become the units you see above. And I got to sew together some half square triangles!!!! They joined …

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Oct 11

Beginning Double Dutch

Yes, today I began to piece Double Dutch. Last night I cut these pieces: Yes, lots and lots of triangles. I don’t know about you, but this many triangles spells trouble to me – and Flying Geese. So today I pieced 12 Flying Geese Units. Grrrrr! These are the biggish Flying Geese: In spite of …

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Oct 11

Double Dutch

I have cut out the Double Dutch block and hope to make some progress assembling it tomorrow. Obviously, pictures will happen tomorrow. One would think, or expect, that a block named Double Dutch would have some historical background. I haven’t been able to find any information about it, so I think that maybe, just maybe, …

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Oct 05

Another Day, Another….

Yesterday I did not quite finish Block 8 of the American Beauty BOM. But I’m down to needing to sew only two more seams, so that is a good thing! It’s amazing how huge this block seems to me. I guess when you have been working with 9 1/2 inch blocks, 12 1/2 inches really …

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Sep 22

The Rest of the Block

Yes, I was able to finish the block yesterday. I think maybe I should have reversed the two light fabrics I used and put the patterned fabric in the corners and the Fairy Frost in the four-triangle blocks. Also, my dark should have been darker, but what is done is done. Here are some pictures: …

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