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Sunday, August 29, 2010

A special block

I subscribe to the Carol Doak Yahoo group, which has several thousand members. Carol has taught classes in all 50 states, as well as many foreign countries. To mark the occasion of having "hit" all 50 states, the members of her group are making her a quilt with star blocks (from her designs, of course) from each of the states. I live in Nevada, but someone else had already signed up for that state, so I signed up to do a block to represent Arizona, where I lived for most of my life before moving here. The basic star is from her book, Simply Sensational 9-Patch Stars, but I added a center block adapted from a portion of a block from 300 Paper-Pieced Quilt Blocks; that center is reminiscent of the Arizona state flag. I can hardly wait to see the finished quilt! :)

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