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Welcome to Day 5 of “Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour”.

November 15th, 2013 | Posted by admin in fabric designer | my original artwork | quilt samples | quilting

Welcome to day 5 of Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Blog Tour

and thank you for stopping by to see my block.

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I’m so   thrilled again  to have my block in Quiltmakers inspiring 100 Blocks Magazine and to

join in the blog tour.  Don’t forget to leave a comment so you’re  eligible for our  prizes,  plus

Quiltmaker is also going to send 1 lucky person a copy of the magazine from your comments.

My block is called “Whimsical Boquet”

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Ok, in the beginning it did take on the look of an” ice cream cone” but as I added the leaves it turned into

what I had hoped  for  in the first place, a whimsical flower.

The idea started as usual with my favourite things, leftover scraps.

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When I started  the block I didn’t know what I was going to do for the sashing, would it be different

colours or would it be a white sashing, in the end I chose the white sashing.

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I had forgotten how many days it would  take me  to get all those little pieces cut, arranged, and raw edged

but in the end it was all worth it and I loved the fact that I had rescued more scraps.

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We’ve started something new here at Rabbits Haven,  all the little  scraps that are too small to cut up for quilts

are now being used as stuffing to make soft little pillow mats  for our  Animal Shelters, and

believe it or not,  the little scraps make a great soft stuffing, and can  stand up to many washings.

Check with your local Animal Shelters to see the different sizes that they might require.

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Once I finished putting the blocks together I started on the border……I chose  the

scrappy look again, and love it.

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and here’s the almost finished quilt, I’m just doing the binding.

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It’s going to be a combination of scrappy strips.

Don’t forget to leave  us a comment so  you’re eligible for our draw.

Quiltmaker will be sending one of you their  fabulous new issue of  100 blocks magazine,and

we will be sending three of you a package of border prints for your stash.

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You can leave  a comment  until Saturday at 6 p.m. and we  will announce the winners

on our blog Sunday.

We hope you have enjoyed all the blogs on this tour,  we’ve been so inspired by

the wonderful blocks and have already picked out some to try.

Thank you  again for stopping by  and don’t forget to check back on Sunday to see the winners.

We will need your address.                            Arlene

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