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More cranes and finished quilts

I finished another 50 cranes. The total is up to 350 (35% of the way there!) and I’m starting to run out of space in my first display case.

Origami flying cranes 1,000 paper folding

I also listed 3 more quilt tops on Etsy. The first is Vice Versa which I have posted about before.

Vice Versa Block of the Month BOM Gen X Quilters GenXQuilters Quilt Blanket Star Flying Geese Pinwheel Bear Paw Churn Dash

The second top is called Garden Jewels. It’s a strip pattern by the Quilter’s Market in Tucson, AZ. I bought the kit and made this top. Later, I inherited someone’s partially done quilt from the same kit and finished it. With the extra pieces from my and their kits, I made a 3rd, smaller quilt, so I’ve made this quilt 3 times. The 2nd and 3rd tops were donated to a gal who makes quilts to donate to the local hospital.

This top is called Hoopla and is also a Quilter’s Market strip pattern. It is also made from their kit which includes the die cut circles that came with fusible web on them. I blanket-stitched the applique pieces.

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Vice Versa BOM – Finished top

Now that I have the gift quilts finished and en route to their recipients, I can work on other projects. First up was making the last few blocks for GenXQuilter’s Vice Versa BOM. For this BOM, each month we made 2 blocks – 1 with the “standard” color placement where you have a white background and colored fabric making up the shape, and then reversed with the white in the shape and then the background is the color. So every block in the quilt has an inversed buddy. This was really fun to make and I’m looking forward to exploring inversing (it’s a verb 😀 ) blocks more in the future.

Vice Versa Block of the Month BOM Gen X Quilters GenXQuilters Quilt Blanket Star Flying Geese Pinwheel Bear Paw Churn Dash

Vice Versa Block of the Month

If you’ve never participated in a Block of the Month (or BOM) I highly recommend it. I’m doing Gen X Quilter’s Vice Versa BOM. The provided patterns are incredibly well written and descriptive. She provides instructions for both 9″ and 12″ finished blocks.

I have done my blocks through June, so I’m only a little behind! I chose to use some bright Kona Cottons. I’m currently going through a solids phase.

*Update* I finished July and August tonight, so they’ve been added to the pictures. All caught up and ready for September!