Saturday, March 23, 2013

2 blocks and some quilting..........

Here are the 2 newest blocks.  I tried for a couple calmer blocks to tone down the bright ones.
Here they are in the mix.
I finally got one of the flannel quilts quilted, the Buzz Saw.  I had a large enough piece of a low loft polyester batt to use in this one.  It makes the flannel quilt more lightweight than with a cotton batt.  I rarely use polyester but I'm trying to use up all of the batting I have if the size is right for a quilt.

12 comments:

HollyM said...

You're right though, besides using up your stash, the polyester batt will have a lighter drape in the flannel. I always use cotton but I noticed on my lap quilt that it doesn't drape nicely around me like an afghan would. I think a polyester batt might have been better.
I love all the blocks in your quilt!

Sewing Junkie said...

The buzz saw looks great. Glad you are getting some of them done. Chris

Gene Black said...

both of those projects are looking great. I really like the design of the X-plus blocks

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I like both of them. Yes sometimes we have to start thinking about using up the stash both of fabric and batting don't we. Love the buzz saw that is one pattern I have thought about making different times.

naturalgrrl said...

I love reading about your thought processes ... thanks for sharing! And both of these projects are deliciously vibrant!

Needled Mom said...

I was wondering how those less bright blocks would look, but they fit in beautifully.

The saw quilt looks terrific.

capitolaquilter said...

X+ blocks are multiplying :)
I'm on a roll of using up what I already own and we'll see how long that lasts.

Elaine Swatniki said...

Another favorite. Those X+ blocks are wonderful.

Carol said...

Very lively and colorful. I love them all.

suemac said...

Love the X blocks.

Brown Family said...

It is nice that you have the right size when you need it. Pretty quilting!

Nan

Sheila said...

I am really enjoying watching you make the x+ blocks.
Seems there is a trend in blog lane to use what we have in our stash and scrap boxes :D