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Over at Around the Block with The BamaSteelMagnolia – The Spool Block

It’s a new year and the perfect time to move forward on my diary quilt and the chapters I’m writing with each block.

So, today over at Around the Block with The BamaSteelMagnolia I’ve posted Chapter 7: My Sew – Sew Life, or The Spool Block. So, click on over for the latest chapter.

If you’re a quilter, I’ve also included the piecing diagram and rotary cutting instructions.

Spool Block

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At Around the Block With the BamasteelMagnolia™–Land of Enchantment Quilt begins, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Check out the latest project I’m working on. You can see it over at Around the Block with the BamaSteelMagnolia™. Here’s just a hint of things to come.

Land of Enchantment block

Land of Enchantment block

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Nautical Flags at Harbour Town Pier, by Beverly Hicks Burch

under the lighthouse

I love nautical flags. For years I have sworn I would make a quilt using the designs from nautical flags. They’re so bright and cheerful and happy. I think it’s the primary colors that give them away…

As a matter of fact, if you are a quilter as well as a traveler and photographer, here is a website of the Alphabet in Nautical Flags. Most quilters will be able to pretty easily convert the flags into quilt blocks. I would recommend the rotary cutting method and maybe use EQ7 to design them.

These flags lined the pier beneath or in front of the Harbour Town Lighthouse on Hilton Head Island. It was a glorious sunny day and wonderful colors abound…

A dream for a photographer and textile artist…

© 2012 Beverly Hicks Burch All Rights Reserved.

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At Around the Block with The BamaSteelMagnolia™: Home For the Holidays–Quilts at Christmas

Today I continue Home for the Holidays by sharing some of the Christmas quilts, I’ve made over the years. I’m sharing one here, but for more detail on these quilts and the many others I use at Christmas click on over to Home for the Holidays – Quilts at Christmas.

 

Chinese Mandrian Garden

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Over @ Around the Block with The BamaSteelMagnolia™–Maverick I : To New Mexico

Check out the story behind Maverick I: To New Mexico over at Around the Block with The BamaSteelMagnolia™.

Maverick I - To New Mexico upright shot

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Over @ Around the Block with The BamaSteelMagnolia™–Embellishment and Mixed Techniques, by Beverly Hicks Burch

I continue my blogs on applique, this time adding embellishment and mixed techniques on my From San Antone to Y2K quilt. Click on over to Around the Block with The BamaSteelMagnolia™ and get a close up look and background history on this quilt.

From San Antone to Y2K B

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Over @ Around the Block with The BamaSteelMagnolia™–The Birmingham Album Quilt

Check out my post on my Birmingham Album Quilt and how my love for applique evolved.

Birmingham Album Quilt A

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At Around the Block with The BamaSteelMagnolia – Let the Fun and Games Begin – It’s Finished!

Well, I’ve finished another quilt project this year. That’s really exciting for a quilter! This one is called Let the Fun and Games Begin and is made with fabric I purchased over a year ago at the Asheville Cotton Co. in Asheville, NC. For for details click on over and take a look…

Let the Fun and Games Begin - Finished B

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At Around The Block with The BamaSteelMagnolia(TM) – Sugar and Spice

Well, if you’d like to know about the latest quilt project I’m involved in take a look over at Around the Block with the BamaSteelMagnolia™. The other day I got to visit my sister and my new cutie pie of a niece. I just love saying that…I have a niece. She’s a special little bundle that came to our family by way of China. My sister and her husband flew over in May to bring her home and we’ve just been in love with her since we saw the first pictures.

My sister had prayed for this day for many years and when it happened it began to happen fast! Pam emailed me a picture of Abbi back in the spring right before they left for China. It was a picture they had received from the orphanage or adoption agency. The minute I opened the attachment and saw her little face I started crying. T & H was sitting next to me and he didn’t know what on earth was going on. A picture is worth a thousand words and when I showed him the picture it was like, “nuff said”.

Last fall I found out that while I was living out of state Pam had taken some quilting lessons and made a baby quilt. She just never got the chance to get it quilted. For years Pam was a career teacher.

Before I left the other day I asked Pam if she would like for me to quilt it for her and Abbi. It would be my pleasure to do that for them. I explained it may take a bit with everything going on in my life at the moment, but Pam understands given she’s a new mom and got her hands full, too.

For a look at Pam’s first quilt project, take a look at Sugar and Spice over at Around The Block with the BamaSteelMagnolia™.

Abbi's Quilt

Abbi’s Quilt

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At Around The Block with The BamaSteelMagnolia(TM) – Addi’s Ark

Today at Around the Block with The BamaSteelMagnolia I share the finished results of the latest project I’ve been working on…Addi’s Ark.

This one is a real labor of love and I first wrote about it in Fruits of Labor.

This little project has been my first baby quilt and it’s for a very special baby…my first grandbaby!

Here’s just a peek…to see the rest check it out at Around the Block…

Addi's Ark - border and binding detail

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