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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Temecula Summer BOW

Hi folks! Thanks for the kind words on my horse rug! Rug hooking is what brought me into this wonderful world of handwork... and I still enjoy it the most... though in the heat of Summer... I need something a bit cooler to create... thus, I quilt with cottons too! ;-)

Temecula Quilt Company offered up a Summer Block of the Week program that I could not resist! Between the fabrics they are known for and the different type of design... I have been having a fun time stitching on this one! Most of the Block of the Month and/or Block of the Week programs are just that... blocks! What is fun about this one is that it started with a center medallion and each week we receive fabric and piecing instructions for a border! Love the concept! 

I did fall a bit behind on the mailings as I wanted to finish the horse rug before starting another project... so, here's the quick run of the first 5 weeks...
 Week 1

  Week 2

  Week 3

 Week 4

A note about Week 4... I am relatively new to quilting, which makes me not very familiar with all of the piecing techniques. When I got to this "quarter square triangle border", I nearly threw in the towel on this project! I had accurately cut all the pieces to the proper size... but, when I started piecing the triangles together, the length of my border finished at about 1-1/2" too long... so, I brought out the seam ripper and began to take it apart... and when I tried again, the same thing happened! :-(

So, I put my head in my hands and threw a mini "boo-hoo-pitty-party"!!! I whined something like "dang it! I don't know what I'm doing wrong here... I'm never going to get this border right... and even though I REALLY want to finish this quilt... I just may have to stop here... ahhhhh... boo-hoo-hoooooo!" lol! BUT, then I remembered my 24/7 mentor "Youtube"... ;-) Yes, there is a trick to this, and there is ONE video on Youtube that explains it! So, if there is anyone else that got stuck at this point of the series... here's the "secret":


And after following those tips, the border finished up the right size and I was then able to continue on to the next border...

 Week 5

That makes me all caught up to the mailings now... Week 6 should arrive this Friday or Monday...

Until next time.... stay healthy & keep on smiling!

~Sharon

12 comments:

  1. Those are beautiful blocks and beautiful piecing, that is going to be a gorgeous quilt.

    Debbie

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  2. Aren't YouTube videos wonderful? They've saved my sanity any number of times.
    Love that block!

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  3. Oh my goodness Sharon! Those blocks are beautiful. Thanks for sharing the YouTube link also.

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  4. It's beautiful Sharon! I'm glad you found the help you needed. Hugs, Lori

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  5. Sharon,
    I don't know how I missed your last post. Your flowers are beautiful and that rug is just spectacular ~ and a biggie. Good job!
    Your quilt block is pretty cool, too.
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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  6. Wow, a block a week is impressive. It would take me a month. Looks great. You Tube is a savior for so many projects.

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  7. Love your block... great borders! I may have to check TQC's blog to play along!

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  8. Beautiful job Sharon :) An excellent video too!
    I was at Temecula Quilt Co. this week....one of my absolute favorite places to shop!!!!

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  9. Thanks for that tip Sharon. I started a quilt ages ago and stopped because I had the same problem as you making my points to come up the right way. I've bookmarked this page and will use that tip if ever i have the tie to return to quilting.
    You do lovely work.

    I'm still without electricity and I'm on generator power right now. i don't always have wifi to check up blogs.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  10. I am glad you persevered, Sharon ! The blocks truly are beautiful.
    My husband always says you can do anything with "YouTube".
    Rose

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  11. love the blocks, anything from Temecula Quilts is awesome. I read you have made Wisdom House from Jan Patek. Do you know anyone that has that pattern in stock. I have been trying to find it?
    Thanks,Maggey

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