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19 pieced quilt blocks


More quilt blocks for the craft room curtain project. These were made during weekends between August 3 and November 1.

I need 24 quilt blocks. On Saturday morning, I finished the 24th block and squared all 24 quilt blocks.

12 blocks measure 12 inches and the other 12 measure 12 1/4 inches (including the 1/4 seam allowances). If I trim the 12 1/4-inch squares to 12 inches, I'll cut off points and narrow squares on the edges. So, I decided to make 12 more quick quilt blocks with 16 3-inch squares - these measure 12 1/4 for the most part. If needed, I'll trim them to 12 1/4 inches.

Last weekend, I spent more time playing with the sewing machine, measuring seams sewed with the 1/4-inch quilting foot. I found some basting tape in a drawer and marked off 1/4-inch next to the foot. That has helped me get more accurate 1/4-inch seams.

Each of these are (supposed to be) 12-inch blocks. The additional 12 16-square blocks are done but are not included below.

Flower Pot


Flutter Wheel


Flying Dutchman


Gentleman's Fancy


6 pieced quilt blocks


The first block I made is 10 inches, the rest are 12 inches. I've settled on making enough 12-inch blocks to sew together and then use to make curtains for the craft room! Unless I decide to start making blocks in varying sizes (instead of sticking with only 12-inch blocks), the 10-inch Cross and Crown block won't be used for the curtain project.

10″ Cross and Crown (top: start Jul. 12; finish Jul. 13)


12″ Basket (top: start/finish Jul. 19)


12″ Card Trick (top: start Jul. 20; finish Jul. 27)


12″ Churn Dash (top: start/finish Jul. 27)


12″ Dove-in-the-Window (top: start Jul. 27; finish Aug. 2)


12″ Dublin Steps (top: start Aug. 2; finish Aug. 3)


I'm finding it challenging to keep a 1/4-inch seam. In fact, the 10-inch block actually varies from 9 1/2 to almost 10-inches - not quite square! But, it's the first one! I'm thinking about taking a quilting class to help me get over the learning hump and get more comfortable with cutting pieces and sewing and then the actual quilting and finishing of a quilt.

I've signed up to take 2 art quilt workshops taught by Laura Wasilowski of and the Chicago School of Fusing. Fusing is quilting without piecing - i.e., without sewing the pieces together. I'm very excited!


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About Cheryl

Enjoys crocheting, gardening, cats, NASCAR (especially Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch!), reading, photography, snorkeling in Kailua-Kona with sea turtles, Sizzler's Mega Bacon Cheeseburgers, hot and iced decaf coffee, dark chocolate, color (yarn, fabric), playing around with web technologies - not necessarily in that order! Still very much a beginner with quilting, knitting, and sewing. Donates crocheted lap blankets.

List maker, detail-oriented, organized, leans heavily toward perfectionism. ISTJ. Libra.

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