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Cottage blocks

The actual cottage blocks came together much better than the test block. By the time I had made 12 of the cottages I was feeling very comfortable making the blocks. I am very pleased with the way the blocks turned out so I hope everyone is pleased with their block. I wanted to show the blocks off as they came together but I certainly didn’t want to spoil the surprise for the swappers. So without any more delay, I give you the July cottage block.

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I really goofed on this towel. I think I will blame it on the fact I haven’t felt well this week and wasn’t paying attention. The sunflower is too big for the towel therefore it took up the WHOLE towel. I didn’t care so did a quick fix with more sunflowers.

I know I’m showing a lot of towels but I’m working hard on my cottage blocks and I can’t show those just yet. Maybe this weekend I can get some quilting on another project. Now all of the cottages are going together very well, so far. However, I am not taking any chances on these cottages and I want to get them ready.

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Cottage blocks

Sunday I printed out the instuctions for the cottage blocks. I went Saturday in search of the perfect fabric to make my July cottages. Obviously the fabric designers did not take a look into my mind as I didn’t find the perfect July fabric but I did find some I will be happy with. I just hope the other cottage makers will be happy also.

I made a test block and I don’t like it. I do intend to add up hills to it but by the time I got this point my was entirely too friendly with my seam ripper. Nasty little gadget! I do think the actual blocks for the swap will go much better but I do think it will take me from now until July 1st. 😉 I will show the swap block after everyone receives it.

Happy quilting!

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May Cottage

Betsy is hosting a cottage block swap. There are 12 of us, each person has a month. Mary had May which was the first month and trust me, Mary is going to be a hard act to follow. The block is outstanding.  I’m so excited about this swap. I can’t wait to see the other blocks. I will be doing July and I’m on the prowl for a certain type of fabric. 😉 Mary also gifted us with a matching towel.  How sweet was that?

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