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A wonderful quilt from Ruth McDowell graces our puzzle this week.  Ruth says,

As far as I am aware, the chicken fanciers haven't developed a chicken with really BLUE feathers, so I invented one, with a checkerboard back, no less. She seems to be saying, "But wait!..."

This quilt measures 20.5" x 16.5" and available for purchase on her website. Click here to visit, www.ruthbmcdowell.com.

Blue Moon Chicken - 35 pieces non-rotating

Blue Moon Chicken - 99 pieces non-rotating

Blue Moon Chicken - 300 pieces non-rotating

Blue Moon Chicken - 99 pieces rotating

Blue Moon Chicken - 300 pieces rotating

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Wendy wanted to capture the movement and determination of her son as he sped along his way in a duathlon.  A sketch, then templates were made from a photo. Each template was traced onto freezer paper then MACHINE PIECED together and machine quilted. (40.5" x 44.5")

The story continues for this quilt. It is part of the Lost Quilt Web Site... it was stolen out of a classroom while Wendy was teaching. She is hoping some day it might reappear.

The Duathlon - 36 pieces non-rotating

The Duathlon - 100 pieces non-rotating

The Duathlon - 100 pieces rotating

The Duathlon - 300 pieces non-rotating

The Duathlon - 300 pieces rotating

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This week's puzzle quilt, Birth of a Star, was created by Wendy Butler Berns.  She writes, "As a star is born, I imagine a gigantic embryo writhing through the universe. I picture gases building until the pressure is so great a huge explosion occurs, creating fiery, neon colors that shoot and dance across the sky."

The quilt has Machine applique, bobbin drawing, embellishing and machine quilting. It was completed in January, 2002 and measures 44 1/2" x 44 1/2."

Birth of a Star - 36 pieces non-rotating

Birth of a Star - 100 pieces non-rotating

Birth of a Star - 289 pieces non-rotating

Birth of a Star - 100 pieces rotating

Birth of a Star - 289 pieces rotating

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This week's puzzle is Mi Casa, Su Casa (47" x 37") from the amazing Grace Errea.  You can visit Grace's website here.  Star Members can watch Grace in Episode 1303: Discover the Rewards of "Value-Based" Quilting, where she reveals the methods she uses to create and build the patterns for her quilts.

Mi Casa, Su Casa - 35 pieces non-rotating

Mi Casa, Su Casa - 99 pieces non-rotating

Mi Casa, Su Casa - 300 pieces non-rotating

Mi Casa, Su Casa - 99 pieces rotating

Mi Casa, Su Casa - 300 pieces rotating

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This TQS puzzle this week is Fur Blue by Grace Errea.  To learn where Grace gets her inspiration and how she makes her quilts, watch Episode 1303: Discover the Rewards of "Value-Based" Quilting which debuts on July 29, 2013.

Fur Blue - 35 pieces non-rotating

Fur Blue - 99 pieces non-rotating

Fur Blue - 99 pieces rotating

Fur Blue - 300 pieces non-rotating

Fur Blue - 300 pieces rotating 

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The puzzle this week is not a whole quilt, it is a pieced hexie star created by Micky Depre.  You can learn how Mickey creates her hexie stars in Episode 1302 - Pour Yourself "a Cuppa" . . . and Piece Some Hexies! featuring Mickey Depre.

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Click here to visit Mickey's website.

 

Pieced Hexie Star - 100 pieces non-rotating

Pieced Hexie Star - 100 pieces rotating

Pieced Hexie Star - 300 pieces non-rotating

Pieced Hexie Star - 300 pieces rotating

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