Sister’s Choice Quilt

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 Look who’s here and still enjoys “helping” with my block layouts.  As you can see, I’ve been working on the Sister’s Choice blocks that I kitted up before I moved.  This is a free pattern from Bonnie Hunter’s website, Quiltville.  It’s been slow going on this project since I’m trying to figure out how to plug in my sewing machine and iron at the same time.

There’s just no way to do it with the iron that I have.

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I have only one big plug spot and two large plugs.  I’ve been sewing like an assembly line.  Sew 6 of the 9-patch blocks together, then iron.  Then do the next step and then iron.  And so on… It works but just seems to take forever.  I’m on the lookout for a small travel -sized iron that runs on 220 voltage so I could possibly plug it into one of the other outlets in the room.

I have 24 blocks made so far which is half of what I need.  The pattern  doesn’t really give an amount for how many blocks to use but I estimate 48 will give me a full sized quilt.  I’m hoping to use this quilt on my bed here.  The pattern from the website just has the blocks set right next to each other but someone posted a picture of their Sister’s Choice quilt with black sashing in between the star blocks and I thought it was really striking.  I need to lay the black strips out with the blocks and see what that looks like.

You might have noticed that I’ve been playing around with my blog design as well.  I have no idea what I’m doing but it’s been fun top play around with.   I now have my own domain name too!  I hope you enjoy the changes!

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