Scrappy Summer 2018 – Lilac Strips

This summer’s challenge is to ‘FINISH IT’. I am wanting to finish some of my old designs/ideas that have been sitting in the time out box for way too long. The first one was ‘Lilac Strips’ using a Michael Miller focus print along with green, maroon, purple and black and white fabrics.

Here are the original blocks I made back in 2011.

Original blocks

The layout is somewhat similar to my original idea but I made some changes to have the design take a more modern spin. I decided that I wanted the block size smaller and the columns off set. I replaced a few of the blocks, made a few more and added sashing and borders.

Here is the finished quilt top (43 x 58)

Lilac Strips

Just snapped this photo of some coneflowers. Can you see the bees on the flower towards the bottom? Looks like they are enjoying the flowers also.


My webmaster worked some magic and updated my blog. Layout is about the same but it has a fresher brighter look.

Check out my ‘Linky Parties’ page to find some fabulous blogs where I share my projects and get inspiration.



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