Quilt top done

October 31, 2013 in QUILTING

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The blocks are sewn together with lilac sashing and black posts …. now what to do for a border. Not sure what I wanted to do. I had less than one fat quarter of each of the three floral prints so doing one single print wouldn’t work. I knew that I would have to be creative and decided to piece the border. Nothing fancy. Check out the photo to see what I came up with. The floral prints were cut up into squares so that they would blend nicely. From 10′ away, it could look like one single print. What do you think?

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Twelve Blocks

September 2, 2013 in QUILTING

Twelve Blocks

Twelve Blocks

Have twelve churn dash blocks made. I am leaning towards using the same lilac fabric for sashing (see bottom right in the photo) with black posts. Do I need to make more blocks? Do I want to make it bigger? Just not sure yet. Will have to ponder.

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Pin Cushion

August 23, 2013 in QUILTING

I just noticed that it has been a month since the last post. Sorry about that. Work has been hectic and the gardens are yelling at me to water and weed them.

Fabrics

Fabrics

Many years ago at the Minnesota Quilt show I purchased a couple of fat quarter packets from Pin Cushion. Loved the purple/green floral fabrics but just didn’t know what to do with them until now.

For any of you out there that know me, I am a planner so designing a quilt as I go is going WAY outside my box. I did, however, find a great fabric for a background. It is white with lilac dots. The store only had a bit so this quilt won’t be getting too large. Not sure what I was doing but thought half square triangles were easy and very versatile. Made a bunch and came up with at least a dozen layouts but none of them clicked. While visiting blog land I came across a churn dash quilt. I have been wanting to make another one but wasn’t sure in what colors. Well, guess what! I think that is the plan. Not sure how big or how I will layout out the blocks but I off to make more HST’s.

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