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Sunday, March 13, 2016

While cleaning the basement...........

Earlier last week I had run across 2 stacks of blocks; this group is from 2009.  Here is where I was playing with them in June 2009.  For several days I showed different fabrics to fill in the gaps and then put it all away.  It was less than a month since my mother had passed away in May 2009 and my 95 year old dad had become very "needy".  I couldn't make a decision what to do with the blocks.  If you went back to the link you can see I had a different arrangement for the blocks back then.  This is what I came up with yesterday and the fill ins will be an assortment of Kaffe fabrics and I think they will hardly be noticed.  This will be small, about 29" x 36" so it will get 2 borders and go in the baby quilt pile.
This is the other group of blocks from 2010 and the strips I had been auditioning at that time to use with them.  The center of each block looks like a 4 pane window.  Two days ago I added some spacers to get the rows almost the same length and sewed the 4 columns.  The strips are still loose on the wall.
 
I went to my black and white stash to see if I had any more of that fabric and found what I thought was the same print but reversed in color.  However....they are from 2 different companies.  I think I will cut some strips from it and try them instead of the black background.  Meanwhile I have 2 cutting tables still piled with "stuff" that I need to clean off before tomorrow when the art quilters will be here.

8 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Isn't interesting what we find. I like both sets of blocks. Have fun with them. Chris

Susan said...

Nice find! I like where you are going with this one!

Shasta Matova said...

Ooh I really like the striped fabric with those blocks.

Nancy J said...

I like the black with little white stripes, I think it shows the blocks better, do you have enough to do a very thin border in the black, and finish with the white? Love the top arrangement lots more than in 2009.

JoZart Quilts said...

That is a stunning result from your find. It really is stunning as when I scroll the screen it was dazzling to see the black and white sashes and borders shimmering. I love the quirky look of the random cuts too.
Jo x

Mystic Quilter said...

You are coming up with super finds from your studio!!

JJM said...

Enjoyed your post today Wanda....love the way the black and white strips compliment your blocks. That particular black and white fabric always is a good one that seems to compliment what ever blocks you are putting together.

Enjoy your art quilters tomorrow.... JJM

Judith said...

Any baby would love the bright colors.