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Great Great Britain

I like Great Britain a lot, for many reasons. And since I am always inspired by British themed things, I long wanted to do some Brit blocks. Currently I am waiting to be able to finish my Farmer’s Wife quilt, and so I thought it would be a good idea to use up some scraps and start a not too big quilting project dedicated to the UK. I plan a block when the previous is finished, so no idea where I’ll end up.





Six inch blocks

I’m killing time by sewing 6″ blocks, two at a time. No plans in mind, deciding on the next pattern when the previous is done. It’s fun!






log cabin variation

Here is just a little something I sewed today. I’m not sure what to make of it. Maybe some potholders (fortunately I made two). It is a six inch block and a very simple but intgriguing variation of the log cabin design.

I’d like to wish you all a happy new 2014, or maybe it’s gonna be 2013s – as a friend said to me yesterday.


I have added a little How to for this block here.

Farmer’s wife: End of Day

End of Day

© 2012 by Heike Scharmann

© 2012 by Heike Scharmann

At the end of the marathon, things are slowing down. Am I running out of breath? I hope not. I am just collecting my strength for the final leap. 29 more blocks to go. I’ve enjoyed sewing these tiny blocks so far so much, and if the final quarter will take a little longer, joy will last longer, too. I’m in no hurry.

New York Beauty

© 2012 by hs

I just did the first New York Beauty block in my life. I think it is a great pattern, and I have yet to see an ugly one (choice of fabrics excepted).

I admit that I am a little afraid of sewing curves. But seeing so many beautiful quilts with this pattern, I thought, if they can do it why not I?

Okay, it was certainly harder than sewing only straight lines, but then it was much easier than I thought. Maybe years of sewing straight lines somehow prepares you for sewing curves … I don’t know. I am satisfied with the result and now I am tempted to sew some more New York Beauty blocks since I don’t know what to do with this one little block.