Featured Member Quilts: May 30

24 Blocks is an amazing community. We have over 30,000 Facebook fans, with perhaps some of the best quilts out there. That’s why we show off some of the fantastic quilts you’ve submitted to our Facebook page! If you want to be considered, go to our Facebook page and upload a photo of your quilt with a quick caption explaining it. Without further delay, here are today’s featured quilts:

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Janeen Sepulveda posted this quilt with the following helpful caption: “Remember that scrap basket you have sitting in your sewing room??? Scraps or leftover pieces from other project make some of the most beautiful quilts. I pulled out some of my green and yellow leftovers. Then I cut about 60 3″ x 3″ blocks. Next, use the longer scraps to cut 3″ strips. Piece and sew your blocks into four patch square blocks. When you have completed your blocks, sew the strips down two sides of each four square block. Place your blocks on your work area (or bed) to decide how you want your quilt to look. When you are happy sew them together to form your quilt. There are no rules to piecing this type of quilt. I like to start on the bottom row, sew each block together and work my way up the quilt. This is when I square everything up. I have used a 3/8″ seam allowance as I do with most of my quilts. If you like the triangle borders, they are easy. Add 7/8″ inch to your original 3″ block. Decide on your fabric, cut out 3 7/8″ squares, enough to go all of the way around your quilt. Cut each square along the diagonal, making triangles. Sew a light on dark triangle, along the diagonal and wha-la, you have a new square. Do this with all of your new border squares. Sew them into border strips and attach them to your quilt. Finally, add a border. On this quilt, the top and bottom border are 5″ strips and the sides are 3″ strips. For the batting, I used a 100% cotton batting and the back is a light small print cotton fabric. I quilted this using a freehand scribble or meandering stitch. If you need any help, I am always here!! Have fun! รณ at Cherished Cabin Quilts.”

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Janeen also posted this one, with the caption: Hot off the machine…. after the 3 hours of hand sewing the binding on this queen size quilt! My son named this one “Windows by the Sea” I love it!

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This nautically themed quilt comes from Elizabeth Hannah.

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Donna’s Quilts posted this lovely find: “I found a treasure I did not know I had. Found this in my mother-in-laws old cedar chest. actually I found two tops but this one is all hand made. It is every bite of 70 to 80 years old. I am going to try to bring it to life by hand quilting it. Wish me luck!”

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Patsy Cosby said of this quilt: “This was a simple quilt to make. I took a owl pattern that was with a pillow pattern, and I enlarged it.”

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Kathryn Betournay posted this striking Sacred Heart Prayer Quilt. Great job, Kathryn!

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