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Friday Finishes

Happy Friday!

I have two small finishes to share today.

Earlier in the week I was trying to decide what fabrics to use for the Jolly Bar Merinque quilt so I watched this video on how to make the quilt. Kim Jolly explains how to use the perfect rectangle ruler. I also looked at the Creative Grids video on using the same ruler and fell in love with a block the designer was demonstrating and decided to make that first and start the Merinque quilt later.

Ohio Star HRT Octagon

I love the circular illusion! Using half rectangle squares surrounding a 12 inch quilt gives the circular illusion. I added a border to make a small table topper.

Autumn Ohio Star

I can now check off the snail trail quilt block on my to do list! The snail trail block also has the circular movement. I’ve been following the black and white blog hop this week and decided to make a mini quilt with the snail trail block in black and white.

Snail Trail Mini Quilt

I used this tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Company — of course I added a little embroidery 🙂

Snail Trail Mini Quilt

Happy Sewing!

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7 thoughts on “Friday Finishes

  1. You will find the Jolly Bar Meringue quilt very easy to make. I didn’t see that block though; that is very cool. I will have to check that out.

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  2. karenfae on said:

    I love the Ohio Star block and have used it many times.

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  3. Hi Karla! I would say this absolutely qualifies as a squirrel. You were planning to make something else, fell in love with another technique and veered right off the path of that first project. Love both of these, and I have been meaning to make something with a half square rectangle . . . no, I am staying focused. Too many diversions lately for me . . . but these are SO tempting. Happy Friday to you!! ~smile~ Roseanne P.S. I’m blaming it on Wendy as far as the squirrel projects. HAHAHA!

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  4. Fun projects! I love the snail trail and the gorgeous flower you embroidered.

    I made two of the diamond shaped placemats you made and am writing a post. Thanks Karla!

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