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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

New Quilt from Quilters Newsletter Magazine

Today I received a copy of the Feb/March Quilters Newsletter Magazine.  On the cover is the most gorgeous quilt made by Linda Cordell Wilkey, from Texas, and a member of the Patchwork Divas.  The quilt is called Hawaii Sunset.  I know a number of the members of this group personally, and they make outstanding quilts.  I am going to make this quilt!  I just love it.  I am not even put off by the 600 Flying Geese that are needed.  Yikes!  I have been looking for a sewing machine project, and this is it.

So here is my first block. Does anyone have a name for this block?  It is a bit like a Fox and Hound.  Normally I would choose my own colours, but the choices made by Linda are so perfect that I have made mine the same.  It is a great scrap quilt.  Just need to have plenty of double pinks for the FG backgrounds, and poison greens for the corners.  Only 24 more blocks to go!  Well, maybe I will only make 20 blocks, or even 12 blocks.  It took me about 1 1/2 hours to make the block and press it, so I might plan for one or two a week and it will be done in no time.

The last time I took on a big machine project like this was for my Flying Fancy quilt.  Every time I made a block, I also made a strip of Flying Geese.  It did not seem to be such a big effort that way.


  1. Yes this quilt is on the list to make as well. Love your block.
    I just got the magazine the other day and am in awe over the quilt
    Just like I was for the Blindman fancy they did and was published in QNM a few years ago. I have a few of those blocks done but stopped after I made 7 and wasn't as happy with the colors I chose, I need to make that quilt one of these days I have always loved it
    ah those flying geese good point keep making them along with the blocks, I will try and remember that tip

  2. Like you, I have always loved this quilt! So nice to know there is a pattern for it now. I need to get this mag right away. Can't wait to see all the progress on yours.

  3. Wendy, you are off to a great start. I think your block is beautiful. I have the magazine and also want to make the quilt. You are very organized and will have the quilt done before you know it.

    from Texas

  4. 6 years late but I started this quilt this morning after seeing it here on your blog last night lol! Mine are tiny, my 9patches are 2.75"! Ill just make a few adjustments and use my scraps. Did you ever finish yours?? Amie :)