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Prairie Quilter/NE's Blog – April 2011 Archive (3)

Li'l Twister

Here's my version of the Li'l Twister tool pinwheel project for my girl.  She graduates from college this weekend and is in the process of moving into an apartment.  This is a little housewarming gift for her. 

It ended up approximately 15" x 21".  I put Insul-bright along with cotton batt in this one so she could set a casserole dish on it if she wanted.  The black tonal pinwheel fabric might have been a poor choice, but I hoped the solid black would be enough different so it…

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Added by Prairie Quilter/NE on April 30, 2011 at 5:49pm — 17 Comments

Everyone must be quilting away...

It's been pretty quiet here on the main page. Everyone must be busy quilting. 

Spring (I keep telling myself it is spring anyway - no matter how much snow we get!) is a busy time of year here on our place.  The cows have been moved from winter feed ground and start their rotation through the summer pastures.  We've had good rains and/or heavy, wet snow this spring, so the grass is green & growing.  The yearling calves are caked (fed) every morning and they'll be headed to summer…

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Added by Prairie Quilter/NE on April 21, 2011 at 9:14am — 12 Comments

Scrappy Winding Ways block

I am looking for help/advice/input for the winding ways block.  Just wondered if anyone had any tips for a scrappy winding ways so I don't lose the pattern or the circle effect.  Do I just start cutting lights & darks and arranging them as I go?  This will be a baby size quilt.  My templates are for a 6" block.  Any legends about babies and winding ways that I should know about?  :)    Thanks in advance for your help. 

Added by Prairie Quilter/NE on April 9, 2011 at 11:25am — 5 Comments

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