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Quilts and More

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Have you got your latest issue of Better Homes and Gardens, Quilts and More?  If you do, you will see that I have a bag included in the magazine.  Yes, I said bag!!  Last Quilt Market, one of the editors and I were discussing different bags and I thought that using the border print from my latest fabric line, Royal Gardens, would make a great bag.  She agreed and I came up with this bag called, Day to Night:

It was fun to make and easy too!  Bundles and Bolts Quilt Co is offering kits which includes the fusible interfacing and fusible fleece but not the hardware.  Another cool thing is that my friend, Jan Ragaller is making the color options for Quilts and More and did the color option for my bag!  I was so excited to see that she had made it!  Here is her version on the cover of the magazine.  (Bottom right corner).

I hope you have been working on your block of the months blocks and by the looks of the flickr group, you have.  It is so exciting and fun to see everyone's version! …

Block of the Month Questions

I've had a few questions on where to get the block instructions for the block of the month.  To get the information link to:  Blogger Girls Block of the Month and it will take you to my website page that has all the instructions.  It has the supply list, picture of the finished quilt and block #1 and #2 instructions. Also, on the front page of my website www.opengatequilts.com, there is a link to go to this page. 

Here are the additional information for those who are new:

Here are the my friends who just happen to be bloggers that are making the block along with me:

Sherri from A Quilting Life - aquiltinglife.blogspot.com
Thelma from Cupcakes ‘n Daisies ~ cupcakesndaisies.blogspot.com
Lissa from Moda  Lissa  ~ ModaLissa.blogspot.com
Denise from Quilter’s  Window ~ Quilterswindow.com/blog/
Nicole from Sister’s Choice  ~  sisterschoice.typepad.com
Lisa from Stashmaster ~ The-Stashmaster.blogspot.com

Here's how it works:

Starting January 1st, 2013, I will have a block along with…

Blogger Girls Block of the Month Block #2

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Can you believe it's been a month since the last block?!  Well, it's February 1st and it's time for block # 2.  Hope everyone is enjoying the block of the month and checking out both flickr and the other participants.  Just as a reminder, here they are:

Sherri from A Quilting Life - aquiltinglife.blogspot.com
Thelma from Cupcakes ‘n Daisies ~ cupcakesndaisies.blogspot.com
Lissa from Moda  Lissa  ~ ModaLissa.blogspot.com
Denise from Quilter’s  Window ~ Quilterswindow.com/blog/
Nicole from Sister’s Choice  ~  sisterschoice.typepad.com
Lisa from Stashmaster ~ The-Stashmaster.blogspot.com

Here is Block #2, version 1 using Royal Gardens:

 Here is Block #2, version 2 using Royal Gardens:



The first thing to do is to make 1/2 square triangles.  I make them by drawing a diagonal line on the back of the light from corner to corner.  Then I place the light on the dark and sew 1/4" out from the center line.  Cut on the line, press towards the dark and square to the correct size u…