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Mason's Quilt

I am so slack at posting on my blog -it has been several months.  In that time I have completed several projects.

This quilt was finished today and it is for one of my grandsons.  I have a very similar matching one on the quilting frame at the moment -it is for Mason's younger brother Kobe. 

The sailing ships were won from block lotto many months ago.  I ended up with 36 blocks and have now used 24 of them.  The letters in the name and the wonky stars are pieced.  The other blocks with the whales, seahorses fish and starfish are all raw edge applique.  For the first time I actually appliqued these blocks with the sewing machine -much quicker than doing it by hand.

Since winning these blocks I have won twice more so still have at least two more "Block Lotto" quilts to make. 

This month for Block Lotto we are fusing batik flower to a low value background fabric. We will not be appliqueing these but leaving it for the recipients to decide which method they will use.

These are my first three blocks.  I can make up to nine blocks.


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