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Pencil Point Quilt | Blocks 2 Quilt

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It's that time of year when our attention turns from sunny days at the pool to alarm clocks and homework. For that reason, it seems only fitting that this weeks edition in the Blocks 2 Quilt series is the Pencil Point quilt block. It's hard to believe but yesterday we dropped off our oldest, Lady A, at college and wished her much success on her year ahead. For her, the next few months … [Read more...]

Tiki Torch Quilt Block | Blocks 2 Quilt

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There is something special about the soft glow dancing from the flame on a torch in the summer. That's why I had to add a Tiki Torch quilt block to my summer edition of Blocks 2 Quilt series. These little torches are my families go-to for all outdoor parties. Not only did they provide light in the yard but they help to keep the bugs away!! Tiki Torch Quilt Block Each finished … [Read more...]

Ice Cream Cone Quilt Block | Blocks 2 Quilt

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While it was fun to celebrate Christmas in July last week, I'm excited to jump right back into summer sewing with a new block in the series. This week's latest Blocks 2 Quilt addition is the Ice Cream Cone Quilt block. Growing up ice cream cones were such a summery treat. Some of my fondest memories involve the hot planks of the boardwalk along the New Jersey shore and a chocolate chip … [Read more...]

Christmas Angel Quilt Block Pattern

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I know we are smack in the middle of summer but everywhere I turn, I see Christmas in July and it's giving me all the feels. So, I thought it would be fun to experiment with a few of the earlier blocks in the blocks 2 quilt series. The first on my list was the Christmas Angel quilt block. Honestly, this block was never really part of the Blocks 2 Quilt series and for some reason, I … [Read more...]

Cocktail Hour Quilt Block | Blocks 2 Quilt

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A few weeks ago my girlfriend today me to mark today on my calendar because it's National Daiquiri Day and we were having a girls night! I thought I'd make a fun block to mark the occasion, the Cocktail Hour quilt block. Cocktail Hour Quilt Block The finished Cocktail Hour quilt block measures 12" x 12" finished. Material & Tool Supply List: Assorted Scraps: Green, … [Read more...]

Summer Ice Pop Quilt Block | Blocks 2 Quilt

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Last week I shared the Lemonade Spritzer block and I want to keep the summer theme going with a Summer Ice Pop Quilt Block, aka- popsicle! These ice-cold treats really should be considered an honorary food group during the height of summer. Since I need to mind the waistline, I thought I'd stitch a few up instead of polishing a few off. Summer Ice Pop Quilt Block Each finished … [Read more...]

Lemonade Spritzer Quilt Block Pattern

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Allow me to introduce the Lemonade Spritzer quilt block pattern! When temperatures register over the 95° mark on the daily, you know it's summer in the south! For me, summer means many things like lazy days at the pool, time with family & friends and my personal fave, a tall glass of ice-cold lemonade. That's my inspiration for this weeks blocks 2 quilt series. There is just … [Read more...]

Land I Love Flag Block | blocks 2 Quilt

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It's that time of year when we gather with friends and family for backyard BBQ's, firefly catching and light shows of colorful fireworks high up in the sky on July 4th. To help celebrate the special day, I created a scrap friendly quilt block called the Land I Love. As I looked through my fabric stash for supplies, I quickly became excited to find just the right pieces for this block. … [Read more...]

Flower Garden Table Runner | Blocks 2 Quilt

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Wow, I'm beyond thrilled that everyone is loving the Zinnia Flowers quilt block from last week because I'm pretty smitten with it too! To help keep the fun growing whoops, I mean going, I've designed a simple layout in EQ8 for a Flower Garden Table Runner. The entire process was really simple. Using the custom set tool on the quilt worktable, I was able to create a sweet design that allows … [Read more...]