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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Final blocks..........

Last night I made 2 more 16 patch blocks, the last ones I think.
I think it looks more balanced now with some lighter blocks in the end panels.  I'll look at it again this morning and if I'm happy with it, I'll sew it.
Here are the 4 losers that didn't make the cut.  They aren't rejects by any means but they were too solid and dark with the rest of the blocks.  Now I have 20 more blocks I can sew since each strip set makes 2 blocks alike.  I won't use them on the back because the quilting wouldn't line up in them.  I think I am going to do diagonal lines both directions through the 2" squares.  Whether I do it through every square or every other square will be decided later.

The art quilters and I made an appointment to go to the quilt shop (Quilter's Heart) yesterday for the 40% off sale.  We did show and tell, shopping, lunch, and then got into projects.  Doesn't that sound like a perfect day?


13 comments:

frebblebit said...

It does sound like a perfect day! Good for you!

One of the very best pieces of quilting advice I ever read was, "Just because you sew a block, doesn't mean you have to use a block." My quilts are so much better for my not being a slave to blocks that don't quite work, or ideas that don't look as good on the wall as they did "in theory".

Jackie said...

I am in love with your quilt. It is a beauty now, but it will be fantastic when it is finally complete. I love the reject blocks too!! It does sound like you had a fabulous day!

Eva said...

Jackie took my words out of my keyboard.

Sewing Junkie said...

Not extra blocks it is the start of the next one already to go. LOL Chris

karenfae said...

nice! an I bet you had a nice shopping day with your friends too - 40% is good!
Karen

Lynne said...

A perfect day indeed!

What a good idea to make more blocks than you need so that there is a possibility of omitting some!

My word verification is "nowell" - even the computer thinks it's nearly Christmas!

Jodi said...

I've been loving these pics of this quilt - fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Yesterday did sound like a perfect day and with all your friends that have the same passion.

Quilt looks "content" now ... like it is meant to be.

And knowing you those 4 "losers" will soon find a happy home soon.

J~MT

Anonymous said...

I appreciate you let us in on your thought process. I have been following your blog for a long time and love your quilts. Through pictures, your designing decisions are clear.

Cathi said...

Oh, how I love that quilt! The colours are just fabulous! Sounds like a perfect day indeed!

Anonymous said...

Pictures do not do justice to this spectacular quilt ! It is beyond gorgeous and I can't wait to see what kind of binding you will use.

Yesterday was fun and my stash of thread has grown with the 40% off sale.

Louise

Muddling Through said...

Yes, it does sound like a perfect day. I like the quilt progress, and I really like the "rejects". They look pretty happy just playing there by themselves.

Beth said...

YES! it does.... The quilt looks pretty good too.