Bisection

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I made this quilt out of a fat quarter bundle I picked up at JoAnn’s. This pattern – Bisection – is based on Orthogonal Recursive Bisection – a computer science algorithm used mainly to divide work among processors. My thesis from decades ago used this algorithm. I took several pictures when I was making this quilt. For this month’s goal, I want to do something I haven’t done before – write a pattern/tutorial for this quilt.

This baby quilt along with two others – the pink hexagons and one more in the works will be donated to Quilts for Kids once they are done. Linking One Monthly Goal at Elm Street Quilts.
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Blueberry Park Quilt

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Some months ago, I sunk a fortune on two FQ bundles of Blueberry Park by Karen Lewis for Robert Kaufman. For a long time I couldn’t bear to cut them up but finally I made one quilt with some of the blue green fabric. More on this quilt in a separate post later.SmallIMG_5858

My One Monthly Goal for March is to make a quilt top or finished quilt from the red-yellow bundle. Linking One Monthly Goal from Elm Street Quilts.One Monthly Goal

Purple Magnolias

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Purple is my favorite color and I’ve been hoarding so many purple batiks. I decided to use them in Cheryl’s Magnolia mystery. Since I was late getting started on the mystery, Cheryl  had already revealed the pattern by the time I got started. So this was technically an un-mystery for me.

HSTs: The pattern calls for eight 2″ half-squared triangles (HSTs) per block. I decided to use a single fabric for all the HSTs. When I’m mass producing HSTs, I like to use Triangles in a roll but I didn’t have any 2″ HST rolls handy. I found these triangle foundation paper at a site called www.quiltingandwhatnot.ca that work very well. You can print the templates on regular printer paper. You can make 18 2″ HSTs per page. This went very fast and made some really accurate blocks. Peeling the paper off the blocks was most boring though.

I was going to make Cheryl’s suggested layout but at the end decided on a square in a square layout. This will give me an opportunity to create a secondary design while quilting. This goes to the bottom of my pile of un-quilted tops and will not be quilted anytime soon.

It was a cold and windy day in Houston, Texas when we took it out for a picture but here’s another pic I like with the reflection in the pool. ModMagnolia1

Linking Cheryl’s Magnolia mystery page and one monthly goal finish page and Crazy mom quilts’ finish it up Friday

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Magnolia mystery in purple

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Cheryl hosted the Magnolia mystery last year. I picked out my fabric early on but did not get the time to follow along during the mystery. I started all over again after the reveal. Changed my fabric to purples (all from my scrap bag) and green and pink on a white background. Her reveal parade deadline is Feb 15th. Not sure if I will be done for that but I hope to be done making the top by the end of the month. Linking to One Monthly Goal.



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