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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

We're Getting there!!!!!

Lawyer's Puzzle
by Betsy Chutchian
made from my fabric line
Coral Bells

You can go to her blog to 
download the pattern by clicking here.

Since I've been busy hanging out at the hospital with Pep for 8 days and then doing Christmas 
I haven't had time to do many of the questions so I
thought I'd just pick one to answer today.

"How many quilts-projects did you make this year?  How many were for "work"?  How many were "just for fun"?"

How many is easy.  When Linda Brannock and I started quilting she told me "There's no use going to Market without 6 new patterns".  So that's what I've always done.  And since until this next year (I'm cutting back a little since I'm in my 70s) I've always designed 2 fabric lines that's 12 quilts (including wallhangings, table runners, etc.). Plus, of course miscellaneous other quilts that just came to mind.
And for years I also designed a Featured Fabric Quilt and a Mystery Quilt each year.  They were the large Queen or King size quilts.

That's quite a question and kind of hard for me to answer.
  It's hard for me to answer because making quilts for work is fun to me.  
I awaken every morning thinking "what do I get to work on today?"   I still do a Mystery Quilt each year and I think it's usually one of my favorite quilts because its a 12 month BOM which means I get to do a lot of the stitching myself.  One block a month is a breeze.

Sitting on my Lap App is what I'm working on today, 
1/2 of Block #12 of 2017 Mystery Quilt, "Country Blessings"
Size: 76 x 84

After I sew it to the Mini Charm Section which will complete the blocks,  
we'll do the borders and send it to Lori to be quilted.

And then I'll start on the 1st block of the 
2018 Mystery Quilt yet to be named
Size:  80 x 94

I've already ordered the fabric for the background blocks
and it came late yesterday.  

All of those Broken Dishes blocks will be scrappy
I'm really excited but
I had to make myself stay out of the loft 
because its hard to tear myself away.  I have to take 
Pep to Kansas City to the doctor for a check up today. 
He can't drive yet after his surgeries& he is more important than any quilt.

Oh. and if you want to join in on the fun, email Tammie at
The number of club members we can have is limited due to fabric.
It's around $30.00 each month which includes shipping 
except for the last month when we send a block and the borders.

Anyway, that was a heck of an answer.

Oh and one more fun project!!!
I just love doing the little quilts I started doing to demonstrate
my 6" blocks.  And I have found the most awesome hanger for the 
next one which is my last one.  I can't wait to start it.

Now - 
lets go see what the other ladies did with Betsy's block.

Lynne -

Have a great week ladies and meet me back here next Wednesday for Week #45 of the Moda Blockheads BOW.


  1. Hope Pep keeps doing better and better! Thank you for all of your beautiful blocks you've provided for us Blockheads this year!

    1. So far, so good. I really enjoyed doing the Blockheads, glad you like it.

  2. This new BOM is going to be fabulous, your work is always so wonderful. Keep on creating, we appreciate all your creations..

  3. Jan, What type and weight of thread do you use for hand applique?