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Monday I started working on a block with grays, off-white, and a variety of purples.  I didn't like it.  So I set it aside, and possibly will make a quilted table top runner.    

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Button Up Quilt:

Tuesday I discovered 25 blocks I'd pieced 5 years ago.  Those 25 blocks were left over from a quilt I made in 2015.  I giggled, remembering I'd sewn button yo-yos to the centers of each block. 

Decision made--I got to work right away, building a quilt.


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However, 25 squares doth not make a queen size quilt.  But alternating blocks would work nicely.

Wednesday (today) I assembled 6 blocks per row, and 6 rows.  Right now, two halves of the quilt are nearly done.  One half of the assembled quilt top is shown in the photo above.

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Above, is the other quilt half--3 rows, with the third row pinned and ready to sew.  I pin, and fan fold, then take it to the machine to sew.


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My next step is to join the two halves--to make 6 rows. Tomorrow (Thursday) I'll add compound border around the perimeter to make the quilt 92".

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Plan to add an additional decorative flying geese border to the top and bottom of the quilt to reach the requisite 104" length.   

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I'll use the remaining button yo-yo blocks for the art panel on the backing.  My goal is to build the backing Friday.  Saturday--do the long arm quilting, and get the hemming done Saturday night.

Below is the "Blues Yo-Yo" quilt I built back in 2015  Looks a little different with bright white and brighter blue sashing.  At the time, I was doing a lot of experimental stitching, reading Kaylee Porter's graffiti quilting book, and watching her Youtube videos.  2015 quilt 1.jpg  2015 quilt 2.jpg  2015 quilt 4.jpg 
Thanks for looking at my stuff.



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Alternating blocks do work nicely! I love how the green HSTs draw the eye across the quilt (exploring!).
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I like this one!

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Our weekend weather forecast is for snow, again, and at first glance, the grays in your quilt made me think of a snowy day!  You keep coming up with wonderful layouts.  And, THANKS, the Karlee Porter tip was so fun to go to.  Love her ease in fmq!  I know not everyone likes heavy quilting (as in dense designs), but I find it very fun to do!  She is new to me, but I'm sure I'll watch more of her videos now.  
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Our weekend weather forecast is for snow, again, and at first glance, the grays in your quilt made me think of a snowy day!  You keep coming up with wonderful layouts.  And, THANKS, the Karlee Porter tip was so fun to go to.  Love her ease in fmq!  I know not everyone likes heavy quilting (as in dense designs), but I find it very fun to do!  She is new to me, but I'm sure I'll watch more of her videos now.  


Yes, Karlee Porter's ideas, no rules attitude, and techniques are fascinating.  I don't quilt as densely as she quilts.  I think what I like best is watching her freedom to move from one design to another--just filling up the space.  Sticking with white fabric backgrounds reveals the designs best.  I don't have the courage to go with darker thread like Karlee does.  



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McTavishing is another technique that I'm reminded of when I saw Karlee Porter's designs.  So much talent, and Karlee is still so young.  Just think what life's experience will bring to her work!  Linda, your freedom and ease of quilting are permanently stuck in my mind!  Those of us who started out fmq on a domestic machine had a very small area we concentrated on at a time, and that has somewhat stayed with me with my sit-down mid-arm machine.  I think the way you can whip through designing, piecing, quilting, and binding are fantastic!  And then, on top of it, you are getting them sold!  Bam!  That would be fun!
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