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Strip Quilt Secrets

Blog Hoppers!

Welcome to my blog!

I hope you’ve been enjoying seeing what

Strip Quilt Secrets is all about.

I love it when I pick up a quilting book and learn something new.

Since I’m not a scrappy quilter I learned a LOT about buying fabric, cutting strips & even the best ways to store your fabrics for scrap quilting.

I never even gave thought to these things before now.

No wonder her scrappy quilts are so beautiful & precise!

In reading her book cover to cover

(can’t tell you the last time, if ever, I’ve done that.)

I was fascinated by Diane’s instructions to cut triangles from

2 1/2″ (jelly roll) strips

to make half-square triangles that measure 2 1/2″ (unfinished)!

I rather like her Aunt Elsie Quilt.

And although I don’t have an Aunt Elsie,

my husband’s dear grandmother was named Elsie.

I decided to try out Diane’s “Triangles from Strips” technique

& make an Elsie block.

I was amazed that the pressed half-square triangle was exactly 2 1/2″!Pretty awesome!

Diane also suggests the best way to press the hst’s to get them the flattest they can be.

I quickly made the 8 hst’s

& cut a few 2 1/2″ squares from the same 2 1/2″ strips for the block.

Before I sewed the squares together I decided to audition the block both ways…

Just one more 2 1/2″ square could change the whole look of the block.

I decided to sew it as first imagined.

But if you know me…

You know that I literally cannot imagine sewing something without little Dresden plates!!!

Instead I belabored a couple of border fabrics

then completed a preemie quilt top.

Once again I contemplated including a Tiny Dresden plate in the center…

These things can literally go just about ANYWHERE!

But alas I quilted & bound it without the Dresden addition.

How cute is just one little Aunt Elsie block?

I have to say, these tips have changed the way I think about scrappy quilts!

They’re not scary at all anymore.

Thanks, Diane!

Would you like a chance to win a copy of Strip Quilt Secrets?

(Sorry but the drawing is closed.)

Go to the

TOP

of this blog post & leave me a comment

to be entered into a drawing for your own copy of Strip Quilt Secrets.

I’ll draw Sunday by 6 p.m.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

 

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I’m excited to announce the start of

Diane D. Knott’s new book,

Strip Quilt Secrets,

blog hop kickoff!

Here’s the schedule for the blog hop:
Friday January 4 – C&T
Saturday January 5 – Tanya
Sunday January 6 – Val
Monday January 7 – Lori
Tuesday January 8 – Heather
Wednesday January 9 – Audrey
Thursday January 10 – Me, Susan R. Marth
Visit each stop along the blog hop for a chance to win a signed copy of the book!
The winners will be announced on Monday January 14.
I’m a day behind…
(I just got my computer back from getting a huge update of storage space & clean-out.)
Get over to the C&T blog to start seeing all the beautiful strip quilts.
Then hurry to Tanya’s blog for today’s stop.
Good luck winning a signed copy of your very own!
Jut Keep Sewing…
Susan

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I am once again excited to announce that I have a block in the upcoming issue of

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume 14!

Next week there will be lots of giveaways and fun!

Join me here Monday, November 14th.

And click here to see all the info for the coming attraction.

But that’s a whole week away.

Until then,

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

It’s always fun to see all of the blocks in the newest 100 Blocks issues!

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This volume is no exception.

I am once again honored to have a block chosen.

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It’s the perfect block to get you started thinking about the upcoming patriotic holidays.

Memorial day is just a few weeks away & of course the 4th of July will be here before we know it!

I incorporated my Tiny Dresden blocks do you see them?

Tiny+Dresden+templateThey’re so fun to make when you can cut them out with my cute little plastic template!

Want to win???

Just leave me a comment

AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE

(sorry, contest now closed)

& I will chose one winner to receive a free copy of Volume 11

& another winner will win one of my Tiny Dresden Templates!

Please leave your email address so I can contact you.

Don’t forget to visit Quiltmaker to see all the other designer’s blogs & to WIN COOL STUFF!

Look for the magazine on your favorite newsstand or visit my website.

Just keep sewing!

Susan

I’m excited to announce that the folks at Quiltmaker

have been working on another

sure-to-be-great issue of 100 Blocks.

And guess what?

I have another block included!

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Stay tuned for another fun blog tour with LOTS of give-aways!

Until then,

just keep sewing!

Susan

I’m excited to be included in another issue of

100 Blocks from today’s top designers!

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I will once again be a part of the blog hop starting Monday, November 17th.

Join the fun with lots of giveaways!

Until next time,

Susan

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Did anyone win any prizes during the blog hop?

There were many great prizes being given away last week, for sure.

I had the random number generator choose 3 winners

for my 100 Blocks Vol. 9 issues.

They are:

Victoria Miner

Joyce Mitchell

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Please send me an email at

SuznQuilts@aol.com

with your name & address & I’ll send your copy right out to you!

Thanks to all of you for joining in.

Stay tuned,

I have another great give-away coming up

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my new patterns are about to debut here too!

Spring International Quilt Market is in Pittsburgh next week.

Just one graduation (with two ceremonies),

a graduation party

& a Mother’s Day/birthday party

then I’ll be ready to go!

Until next time,

Susan

 

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