WIP Wednesday – State Block Style

A few weeks ago I mentioned on my Facebook page that I was working on a DIY quilt project for my house.  Well, I finally finished it a few days ago and here are the (almost done) results:

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Oohhh! More quilt blocks, you say.  What is so ‘special’ about those?  Well, the meaning of these blocks can be explained from their names. Top left and right: California and Florida. Bottom left and right: Virginia and Pennyslvania.  These state blocks represent the birth states for our family. Oldest son and I were both born in Florida so we share a block, but the hubby claims California , middle has Pennsylvania and youngest has Virginia.  One child in each state we’ve lived in! Don’t get any ideas family……that ship has sailed so no New York babies!

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The Florida and Pennsylvania blocks I pieced. Slowly.  There were some smaller pieces and seams that were new-ish to me  but they came together nicely.  The California and Virginia blocks were a breeze.  All my boys have favorite colors, so I made sure their blocks had colors and fabrics they enjoyed.  They have good taste, huh?

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The final step in this project is for me to find frames for them.  I’ve been looking around for larger square frames with no luck, so I think I will end up at Michaels and make my own. The look I want is my 12″x12″ block with a nice neutral mat in a 13″ x 13″ frame. Gotta find one of those 60% off coupons!

If you search on Pinterest for state quilt blocks you’ll find a ton of resources, there are also a few books on the subject ass well. If you head over to my Pinterest page, you’ll see  I started a board for them and will start to add more as I find them.

Have a great Wednesday everyone and thanks for visiting! Today I’m linking up over at Freshly Pieced. Check it out.

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Weekending – Birthday Edition

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One of my favorite men turned 7 on Friday: Having a birthday on a school day can be quite fun, but for T he was torn. Do I open my goodies before or after school? Cupcakes or Cookies for my friends? Mom, can I stay home from school today and play? Such hard decisions for a little boy, huh?  So I answer him: You have to go to school big-guy, but the rest is your decision. So Friday morning at {Read More}

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WIP Wednesday – Need feedback!


Hey there!  My WIP Wednesday this week has been a busy one, but I need some input for one of my projects. Here she is: This is going to eventually be a quilt for our guest bedroom. I am having trouble deciding if I should add sashing between the blocks or to connect them. I know I’d like some sort of wide border around the edges, but in between? I am just not sure yet. What do you think?  The fabric {Read More}

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