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Alternate Settings for Best of the 60s!

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I'm loving the finished quilts that I'm seeing in the Best of the 60s Facebook group. I love that many of you are making it your own.  I would totally be doing that myself. Here are some alternate settings that you may want to consider. Modern Setting without a Traditional Border  You may want to consider increasing the size of your Inner Border.  If you purchased Border Fabric, you can always use it down the center of your backing.  Remove the Billboard Blocks If you wanted a cleaner look, you can always just use Background as Setting Triangles between blocks.  You could take your Billboard Blocks and create a fabulous Baby Quilt.  Use a Darker Background Fabric for Setting Use a fabric with a good amount of value difference than your Blocks for your Setting Background. .  Again, those Billboard Blocks would be great as a Baby Quilt. Use a Darker Background Fabric for Setting and Top of Billboard Blocks Use a fabric with a good amount of value difference than your Blocks for y

REVEAL! Best of the 60's!

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 REVEAL!  Best of the 60's!  You survived! Between travel, virtual classes, and some unexpected appointments, I'm almost there.  I didn't want to keep you waiting any longer.  I will continue to update this Blog post as I finish over the weekend.   Every quilt may look slightly different, as you are going to decided what group looks best where!

Heard it Through the Grapevine is Block 23

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BLOCK 23!!!   I Heard it Through the Grapevine is Block 23! A new to the series block.  It is a lot of fun! I Heard it Through the Grapevine  Group #11 This week, I'm on my first travel event since Covid, and it is great to be back in the classroom with Quilters!  We are having a blast here!   Land Ahoy Las Vegas 2021 Check out my Facebook page to see all the fun we are having! I Heard it Through the Grapeview is made up of two units.   Units B and A Units A get split for trimming. I heard it through the Grapevine comes together very similar to Clue #22.  I do recommend marking those B Units when construction the Top, Bottom and Block   Group 11 has several precision points that should be pinned when constructing.  Take your time. Tada!  Group 11! Only 1 more set of Blocks and Groups, then the reveal! I must get ready for class today, we are having FUN FRIDAY! Remember next week is the Open Enrollment for my next Mystery, Holiday Sensation!  More information here:  HOLIDAY SENSATI

It's Group 10!

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You are at Group #10 and for Block #22 you will make 3 more Build Me Up Buttercup blocks, Group #10 and 2 more Billboard Blocks! Block #22  Group 10A and 10B

R E S P E C T is Block #21

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Can you believe we are on Clue #21!  R-E-S-P-E-C-T!  Love this block and the song is great too.  Really interesting story on the song.  Make sure to check that out on the Clue.  The Block, I specifically designed to go with Oh, Pretty Woman from Clue #21.  You will be using your remnant fabric left over from Clue #10. Clue #21 Respect You will go on and put Respect (Clue #21) with Oh, Pretty Woman (Clue #20), for Group #9. Peacock Galore version of Group #9 A Bloom Bunch version version of Group #9

She's Walking Back to Me, Oh, Pretty Woman

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She's Walking Back to Me, Oh, Pretty woman... Can you hear the song in your head?  Well this week we are making another set of Oh, Pretty Woman blocks, but we are changing it up a bit.  We are using fabric from Block #11, plus a 2nd Medium Dark left over from a prior blocks.  I used my leftover from Clue #19, which was actually a remnant from Clue #12...  Don't you just love her! Clue #20~ Oh, Pretty Woman ~ Peacock Galore and A Blooming Bunch Then for Group #8, we are actually using our Blocks from Clue #4, I Want to Hold Your Hand and #7 Can't Help Falling In Love.  Oh, Pretty Woman, C#20 is just going to have to wait.  Group #8 ~ Peacock Galore Group #8 ~ A Blooming Bunch

Clue #19 - Ain't No Mountain High Enough

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Clue #19 Ain't No Mountain High Enough - This Block is really going to make our Group #7 shine! This is a really fun block to make.  We are making 2 sets of Diamond Triangles and we are going to have 3 Companion Triangles in each unit.  This block uses three fabrics. 

New Block! Son of a Preacher is Block 18

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New Block!  Son of a Preacher Man is Block 18! Son of a Preacher Man is a really fun block.  It is made up of two sets of Diamond Triangle Units and 2-Patch Triangle Units.  Can you see him?

Block 17 is My Girl!

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 Block 17 is My Girl!  This is such a fun block.  I have an alternative/suggestion on the fabric you use for your Companion Triangle.    So pay close attention.     We will be making My Girl with the remnant fabric from Clue #3.  You will noticed that you have a 4" remnant strip of Light Medium.  You can choose to use that, or go with the Medium Dark of Clue #3 instead.  Your choice.  I went with the remnant.  I think either will look great.  My version of My Girl with the 4" LM remnant strip from Block #3 My Girl is a new block to the series, so I have a few tips below, but we will pair it with Clue #5 Pretty Woman! My A Blooming Bunch version My Peacock Galore version

Time for Block #16!

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Wow! We are on Clue #16! We are 2/3rd of the way through, just 8 Clues after today's.  This week, we are putting together Clue #16, Group #4 and 2 more Billboard Blocks. Clue #16 is a repeat of Block #10, Here Comes the Sun, using remnant fabric from Block #9. Then we are grouping it with Block #6, I Got You Babe.  Group 4 - Peacock Galore version Group 4 - A Blooming Bunch My 6 Billboard Blocks