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Block of the Week- The Odette Quilt- Week 6

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Welcome to Week 6 of the Odette Quilt Block of the Week!

Here are the scheduled posts in this series.  If they have already been posted, they have links to them. If there are no links, that means they have posted yet.

Odette Schedule Odette Block of the Week Information Post Week 1- January 9th- Blocks 1 and 2 Week 2- January 16th- Blocks 3 and 4 Week 3- January 23rd- Blocks 5 and 6 Week 4- January 30th- Blocks 7 and 8 Week 5- February 6th- Blocks 9 and 10 Week 6- February 13th- Blocks 11 and 12 Week 7- February 20th- Blocks 13 and 14 Week 8- February 27th- Blocks 15 and 16 Week 9- March 5th- Blocks 17 and 18[ Week 10- March 12th- Blocks 19 and 20 Week 11- March 19th- Assembly

This week we are working on Blocks 11 and 12.  Let's go!



Odette Block 11




From the Navy, cut:      -1- 7 1/2” square, cut on both diagonals to yield 4 triangles
From the Turquoise, cut:      -2- 7” square, each cut on one diagonal to yield 2 triangles per square (4 triangles total)
From the White Background, cut:      -1- 7 1…

Riley Blake Blog Tour- Buttermilk Basics

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Hi, Everyone!  Today is my turn on the Riley Blake Designs Blog Tour for Buttermilk Basics by Stacy West.




Photo Credit: Riley Blake Designs
I was really excited to get this beautiful line and make something with it!!  I love the vintage-y rainbow of colors and every one of the cream/tan prints.

I decided on making a uneven nine patch quilt.  I made this up as I went but I'm including basic directions below so you can make one if you'd like.



I designed this simple quilt to shown off this pretty fabric!  Each block is 6" finished.  The quilt measures 58 1/2" x 70 1/2".

For this quilt top, I used: 
-1 fat quarter bundle of Buttermilk Basics by Stacy West (NOTE: I used every single inch of each of the cream prints so you may want to get a couple extra cream print fat quarters in case you don't cut the same way I did or in case of cutting mistakes)
-5/8 yard cream print for the border (I used Buttermilk Basics C9180-NAVY)
-5/8 yard binding (I used Buttermilk Basics C9183…

Block of the Week- The Odette Quilt- Week 5

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Welcome to Week 5 of the Odette Quilt Block of the Week!

Here are the scheduled posts in this series.  If they have already been posted, they have links to them. If there are no links, that means they have posted yet.

Odette Schedule Odette Block of the Week Information Post Week 1- January 9th- Blocks 1 and 2 Week 2- January 16th- Blocks 3 and 4 Week 3- January 23rd- Blocks 5 and 6 Week 4- January 30th- Blocks 7 and 8 Week 5- February 6th- Blocks 9 and 10 Week 6- February 13th- Blocks 11 and 12 Week 7- February 20th- Blocks 13 and 14 Week 8- February 27th- Blocks 15 and 16 Week 9- March 5th- Blocks 17 and 18[ Week 10- March 12th- Blocks 19 and 20 Week 11- March 19th- Assembly

This week we are working on Blocks 9 and 10.  Let's go!



Odette Block 9




Download the templates for Block 9 HERE.  When you print the templates, make sure there is no scaling and that the 1" test blog actually measures 1".


From turquoise print, cut:      -4- A templates
     -4- B templates
From yellow print, cut:   …

Riley Blake Blog Tour- Dream Weaver

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Hi, Everyone!  Today is my turn on the Riley Blake Designs Blog Tour for Dream Weaver by Amanda Castor.  




Photo Credit: Riley Blake Designs

I love the rich, beautiful colors in this line and I was really excited to make something with it.  I decided to make a trio of project bags and I'm looking forward to using them all the time!!




I looked through many, many patterns before I decided on these.

First, I wanted a large bag that could hold handwork projects.  I chose the Riverside Tote by Amy Sinibaldi.  




This bag was a good size and I really liked the easy construction.  One of the things I dislike the most about bag making is how you usually have to turn the bag right side out through a small whole.  It is a technique that is often necessary and it works nicely but I always struggle with getting the bag though the hole.  This bag does not rely on that technique and it turns out SO pretty and sturdy.  It was fun, quick, and stress free to make.  The only difference is instead of using t…

Riley Blake Designs Blog Tour- Liberty Flower Show Spring

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Hi, Everyone!  Today is my turn on the Riley Blake Designs Blog Tour for Liberty Flower Show Spring.


Photo Credit: Riley Blake Designs
In case you didn't know, Riley Blake Designs is an official Liberty Fabrics distributor!  

Liberty Flower Show Spring is printed on Liberty cotton fabric.  This fabric is so gorgeous.  I always love their mishmash of flowers and how elegantly they work together in unison.

I wanted to try something new with this gorgeous fabric and I found such a fun pattern for it!!  This pattern is by Atkinson Design called Hexie Garden.  (You can find the pattern HERE)  It was a really neat pattern to make.  The construction was unlike anything I've made before and I really enjoyed sewing it.




For the top, I used: 
-Liberty Flower Show Spring (you can see this collection HERE)
-Confetti Cottons Petal Pink for the Background (SKU C120-PETALPINK)
-Confetti Cottons Riley White for the accent fabric (SKU C120-RILEYWHITE)

For the top, I used:
-Blossom on White All the Pink (…

Block of the Week- The Odette Quilt- Week 4

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Welcome to Week 4 of the Odette Quilt Block of the Week!

Here are the scheduled posts in this series.  If they have already been posted, they have links to them. If there are no links, that means they have posted yet.

Odette Schedule Odette Block of the Week Information Post Week 1- January 9th- Blocks 1 and 2 Week 2- January 16th- Blocks 3 and 4 Week 3- January 23rd- Blocks 5 and 6 Week 4- January 30th- Blocks 7 and 8 Week 5- February 6th- Blocks 9 and 10 Week 6- February 13th- Blocks 11 and 12 Week 7- February 20th- Blocks 13 and 14 Week 8- February 27th- Blocks 15 and 16 Week 9- March 5th- Blocks 17 and 18[ Week 10- March 12th- Blocks 19 and 20 Week 11- March 19th- Assembly

This week we are working on Blocks 7 and 8.  Let's go!



Odette Block 7



Download the templates for Block 7 HERE.  When you print the templates, make sure there is no scaling and that the 1" test blog actually measures 1".

NOTE: When I make dresden petals and dresden centers, I use no-melt mylar template.  The instru…