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Archive for July, 2013

Finished! Oh My, Scrappy Stars! Just under the wire!

Posted on: July 30th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Ta, Dum! This is my first time participating in the A Lovely Year of Finishes. It is hosted by these talented ladies…. Shanna of Fiber of All Sorts and Melissa from Sew BitterSweet Designs. Since it is my first time, I decided to keep it simple, and only set one goal…. To finish my Oh […]

Liar! Liar! Quilt’s on Fire!

Posted on: July 27th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

As tired as you may be of hearing about this scrappy quilt, you can’t be as tired as I am, working on it….. There was an annoyingly slight problem with a puffiness of the large squares in every one of the 9 star blocks.  So, I thought long and hard about it and came up […]

Next Stop… on the Plum and June Summer Blog Hop

Posted on: July 25th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Hello to my regular readers and a special welcome to all those visiting my stop on Plum & June’s New Blogger Blog Hop for 2013! Here we are at the tail end of the schedule already!  I would like to thank the lovely Beth for organizing this Hop.  It’s been a great summer visiting all […]

Spool Block

Posted on: July 24th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Just a little something I whipped up on a whim last night….  A 9″ (finished size) spool block. I have been working on my current quilt for quite some time now.  And am almost finished.  But I needed a little distraction.  So, I sat down with a pad of grid paper and drew up this […]

Oh My, Scrappy Stars! quilt entry

Posted on: July 20th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Although I am not quite yet finished the quilting, I entered my Oh My, Scrappy Stars! quilt at the Quilting Gallery. Please take a minute to vote for me (or any 6 quilts that you like)! There are 67 beautiful quilts entered, so you will definitely be finding some scrappy quilt inspiration during your visit! […]

Oh My, Scrappy Stars! – Assembly Finishes

Posted on: July 17th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Last week I posted the instructions for assembling the quilt top and gave directions for rows 1 to 31.  Today’s post will cover the remaining rows – Rows 32 to 50. ROWS 32-34 This is a breakdown of Rows 32, 33, and 34.  You will need…. 2 Neutral 2.5” single squares 6 of the 10 […]

Quilt Along – Update 4

Posted on: July 16th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

It has sure been a busy summer!  And we’ve got sew much going on! I have been enjoying this year’s Let’s Get Acquainted Blog Hop by Plum & June!  There are so many talented people participating.  I have added all them to my Bloglovin’ feed and each new week I have been rewarded with great posts filled with […]

Oh My, Scrappy Stars! – Assembly Begins

Posted on: July 12th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

It’s time for this week’s instructions!  The assembling of the rows…. For now, here are the instructions for Rows 1 to 31. Rows 32 to 50 will be covered in the next post within a few short days! Assembling the Quilt Top: By printing out this picture, it may be helpful, during the assembly of […]

Quilt Along – Update 3

Posted on: July 7th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Good day everyone!  Just a quick post to update my progress.  Mostly pics! Yesterday I finished quilting the neutral background and then trimmed the quilt. As you can see in this pic, the quilt was so large I could not reach the center of the quilt while it was in the frame getting basted.  So […]

Construction Step #3 – Strip piecing Neutral background

Posted on: July 5th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Welcome back for Week Three of the Oh My, Scrappy Stars! quilt along…. During the past week, two more ladies have joined the Flickr Group!  Introducing…. On Flickr known as Quilt When I Can / Marissa. On Flickr known as Shahann. Also, Julianne has added her first picture to the group!  Thank you, […]