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The Wyoming Valley is NOT in Wyoming, it is Pennsylvania. Did you already know that? I didn’t, but Sister Jaquelyn made me take Calculus and not Geography my senior year of High School. I may not know what is East and West of me, but boy I could derive integrals like nobody’s business way back when. (secret: I honestly loved Calculus and all Math, but I still wish I could have taken Geography too) Now that I’ve got that off my chest, let’s get on with Block #10 in First Notes of the Quilt Concert Series. I really love the options to this block. By playing with value and color…

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Yo Ho Ho, the wind blows free

Oh, for a life on the rolling sea! I was absolutely giddy when I found out there was a song for the Eddystone Light!! We had chosen blocks based on their design and pattern, but then one actually has a song! How perfect for our concert. Here, I will share it with you. Is that stuck in your head now? LOL!!! Are you ready to make Block 9, Eddystone Light? I think it is a fun one to make. Eddystone Light block can now be found at Shoppe Lovingly Lissa Can you believe we have reached the zenith of the Concert? Eddystone Light is the first of the second half…

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Come Fly with Me

Let’s fly, let’s fly away! This week for Block 8 we are Flying North! This is one of our 12″ x 6″ rectangular blocks. I have a great fondness for these blocks, they’re a break from the boring old square. LOL! I like finding other designs in a block (see my “bug block” a few posts back) This block, with the green fabric in the center makes me think of a fir tree. Flying North is available at The (Not So) Dramatic Life Etsy Shop. Week 9 Sponsor and Giveaway Hobbs is sponsoring 4 prizes during this quilt along along with the grand prize. This week’s prize is a queen size…

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Time to buy a lottery ticket

I’m not saying this week’s block will win you big money, but it is called Good Luck Token, so you never know!! I found this block to be very interesting to piece together. It took me some time to properly pattern it in the easiest way possible, without much waste. I love problem solving like that. I enjoy those “lightbulb” moments when everything falls into place. Creating the pattern for this block was one of those moments. There is a new method in this block that we haven’t used before in the Quilt Concert Series. You will be using a template included in the pattern to create the individual triangles.…

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Pinwheels and Squares and Whiskers on Kittens

I don’t exactly have bright paper packages tied up with string, but I do have small bits of mail crisscrossing the world! The Quilt Postcard Swap Partner emails are being mailed today! Pretty soon many people will have new miniature works of art in their homes. I cannot wait to see what everyone creates. I DO have some Pinwheel and Stripes for you! That would be Block 6 of First Notes for the Quilt Concert Series! First Notes and the Quilt Concert Series is ABSOLUTELY one of my Favorite Things. I love seeing everyone’s interpretation of the blocks and truly enjoy our PJ Jam Parties on Friday nights. Pinwheels and…

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Enter here for some Swapping Fun!

The Quilt Postcard Swap is open!!!! Please head over to the Swap Info Page, read ALL the information regarding the swap and the sign up link will be at the end of the page. Need more inspiration to make a Quilt Postcard? Check out Dizzy Quilter who is making quite a few right now. Jen’s postcards are quite different from others I have seen. I may be using some of her ideas as inspiration to make some of my own this week. And here are a few more of ones I’ve made in the past. I enjoy fabric manipulation (I mean, that’s one of the whole reasons I play with…

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Why do Fools fall in love?

Tell me why? Why, why? Tell me why this week’s block, Fool’s Puzzle, looks more like a beetle than a puzzle of any sort? Bet you can’t un-see that bug in it now, can you? I seriously keep seeing a Japanese Beetle. But I know what you would definitely like to see right now. I think you are looking for the download of this pattern. Well look no further!!! Fool’s Puzzle is now available at my Etsy shop, Shoppe Lovingly Lissa Do you need to catch up with previous week blocks? The cutting directions and all even numbered blocks can be found at The Not So Dramatic Life Etsy Shop and all…

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Let’s Swap!!!

I am so ready to host another Swap! It was really fun hosting the Pincushion Swap. I’ve been a little busy with the Quilt Concert Series so I can’t handle a large swap like that, but I still really want to do something. So, let’s have a Quilt Postcard Swap! Have you seen the fabric/quilt postcards on Instagram? They’re all over the place there. Sarah Ruiz did a 100 day project with them (that turned out much larger). Inspired by her and out of sew-jo at the beginning of pandemic I started making them as well. First I surprised all my quilty friends by mailing them one, then I took…

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You’re Simply the Best!

Better than all the rest!!! Seriously, people!! I cannot tell you how much fun I have scrolling through Instagram and seeing all the blocks being made! It fills me with such joy. I love seeing all the interpretations of the pattern just popping up on my screen. So I guess you are ready for the next block? This week is the Antique Tile Block. Finishing at only 6″ x 6″ it is definitely bursting with fun! The pattern for Antique Tile can now be purchased at The Not So Dramatic Life Etsy Shop. Do you need to catch up with previous week blocks? The cutting directions and all even numbered…

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La la la laaaaaaaaa la la la

We are really warmed up now in First Notes. We’ve had opportunities to perfect the Half Square Triangle and some Flying Geese. How are all those points working out for you? This week’s block focuses on a new technique. I’ve always called it a stitch and flip, mainly because you stitch a diagonal line, cut, and then flip the top fabric open to create the block. I’m sure there are other names for it, and I would love to hear what you call it in the comments. Without further ado here is Pinwheel. Pinwheel Pattern can now be purchased at Shoppe Lovingly Lissa Etsy Shop for $2. Do you need…

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