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Bikini Bottoms

So, according to my lovely (kooky) sister, my pickle blocks look like bikini bottoms.I think the name has stuck.So, today I am making more bikini bottoms and here's what I have so far:I went with the unanimous opinion that the varied solid colors were good.The thing is, I cannot decide how I like the intersection of the blocks the best, so I am taking an opinion poll.Leave me a comment with your vote.Option 1: squares in the corners, creating a four-patch where they meetOption 2: triangles on the corners, creating an hourglass where they meetOption 3: trim the colored...

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Pickles in Progress

I realize that my post on Sunday seemed a little schizophrenic. I really do focus on a project and finish things.Today I worked a bit more on my pickles. I did cut one corner off of them (so far), here is how they look:I will do the same on the other gray corner, add more colored pieces. I am thinking it might end up kind of like a double wedding ring. I will post the instructions for this add-on to the pickle on my tutorial page. I used the drunkards path template rulers and the curves go together slick-as-can-be!Do...

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there are no setbacks…

I sat down to sew my Reunion squares together yesterday and my machine went kaput. There is something wrong with the tension and I just got it back last week from having work done on the tension unit!I was not happy. But I still have so much to show you!I took the machine back to the shop for another look-see. Undeterred, I have been sewing on other projects, I just dusted off my Singer Featherweight. Always trusty, that one.I made these two blocksfor a quilt that Hopeful Threads is making for kids in foster care in Texas. I found this...

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Living Large all weekend!

The hubs and the kids left town this morning. This is the first time in six years (since pre-children) that I am left home alone, completely left to run amok.Cleo and I are having a girls weekend and we are living large all weekend!Today was a great start, two friends came over this morning and we sewed up blocks for a baby quilt. Susie is expecting a grandson on Halloween, so we started this scrappy autumn number:Cleo and I went out to play ball and roll in the crunchy, dry grass (Cleo, not me) a couple of times during...

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Happy August 1st!

Today is special in lots of ways.Especially, it marks one week of blogging for me! I cannot believe how many fun people have already visited and commented and have led me to new sites I hadn't see before. Thanks for the inspiration! Also,it is the first day of a new month, which for me means some quiet time at work (equals more sewing time). Tomorrow is my anniversary (nine years!) and hopefully we will get to have a date, which we haven't done in a while.Patrick is taking the boys to Colorado on Friday for a long weekend to visit...

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Quilts, Quilts, Quilts, that’s me!

So, I have been unofficially following lots of quilting blogs for quite awhile. I decided it was time to share my own inspiration and hopefully join some conversations! I'm Sharon, and I live in the Columbus, Ohio, area. I don't know if living in Ohio technically makes me a yankee or not, but that is my quilting name, Yankee Quilter. I have one full time job...see below...two very blonde little boys, who are busy and tons of fun to have. I am also married, but the hubby is pretty much self-sufficient except when it comes to throwing away empty envelopes after opening...

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