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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Playing with strips.......

I started playing with the strips last  night and remembered too late that I needed to extend the strips longer than the corner square for later trimming.  These 4 may become mug rugs.




I started a new batch of blocks and have the strips extending beyond the corner block.  If I don't do this I will end up having to trim the corner block too when I get done piecing.




I got this far on the  next 8 blocks.  When I was making THIS quilt back in 2010 I knew I wanted to make another because I liked so many of the layouts.  Here are a couple posts with layouts.
This quilt will be larger though, probably 24 blocks.  I don't know how big I will make the blocks but around 15" is pretty likely.

23 comments:

Beth said...

I guess it can rain (snow) now... You have plenty to keep you indoors and busy!!!

Pat said...

What a differance a layout makes. With the center being dark and all of the squares facing the same direction it gives a 3D effect. It almost looks like a tunnel. Now if I can only remember this quilt when I have time to do my own thing. I love it!!

Gene Black said...

Wow...great color play against the dark centers.

Sewing Junkie said...

So many potential ways to use one block. I can see another series of quilts with this block emerge. Have fun. Chris

Julierose said...

Oh great title for these wonderfully colorific blocks! Another winner! I do love your pieces...hugs, Julierose

Leslie Creech said...

LOVE that zig zag quilt. That's the quilt that got me reading your blog everyday.

suemac said...

Love the zigzag block layout. Such colorful blocks.

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

I like that layout too, love the black and white polka dots

Linda Swanekamp said...

What music to the eyes this morning! This block is just great and Interesting, dynamic coloration. Your fabrics are stunning. Thank you.

Chris said...

Love your new project! What a perfect use for those strips that we all have...would be a great group project too. Thanks Wanda!

Sue McPeak said...

Ditto on all the comments before mine, and thanks for the links to the layouts. I'm very inspired by your dark square and all the possibilities. I thought I had a scrap strip stash, but it's nothing compared to yours. I'm thinking I'm going to have to go strip some yardages!! Great project for anytime...snow?...really...it's still in the 80's here in Texas. Sue

Donna~~ said...

Love the black squares--really dressed them up!

Needled Mom said...

Those are going to be great when assembled.

I loved seeing your cactus ready to bloom. It is going to be so pretty.

Sheila said...

Love these blocks. so much color going on. This looks like fun!

JJM said...

Oh Wanda ~ those are great posts featuring your poka dots. Love every single one of them. I looked for my comments and at first could not figure out why I had not sent in a comment at that time .... but it was during my knee surgery rehab and I was traveling to PT every day.

So glad you added the links today to see them again. Just absolutely stunning.

JJM

Cathi said...

Those blocks are such fun - love the bright colours with the dark centres! And I love the potential mug rugs - those will be fabulous mug rugs for someone!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Gorgeous ...

Muddling Through said...

Yep, those are happy fabrics! I am still smiling since I first saw them all sewn into those blocks at the top of the post.

Mystic Quilter said...

Looks great - do you ever sleep Wanda??

Carol said...

Love all your juicy scraps. Some remind me of Kaffe Fassett fabrics.
Will be following your progress.

Kevin the Quilter said...

So many different ways these could be designed! I am simply in love with your fabric collection and scraps! I could look at your creations all day!

Brown Family said...

THat is a fun block. I wish I had see it when my Granddaughter wanted to start a new project!

Jackie said...

Love this! It is very similar to my Mountains and Plains quilt here: http://cvquiltworks.blogspot.com/2013/08/mountains-plains.html But your strips are more random. Here is the link to the free pattern download too: http://www.quiltmag.com/quilt-patterns/quilt-octnov-2013-–-mountains-plains/ Can't wait to see yours!!