Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Another block, more design wall fun....


I got three more blocks finished.  The green is a little brighter than it looks in this picture.  This is probably the busiest block that I have made with batiks, and I like busy.







I have finally gotten back to the Quilt of Valor that I started over a month ago.  The center portion was designed earlier and the individual rows are sewn.  Now I have added on enough rows to get it up to the size needed.  If I added another row on each side it would be too wide for our 60" wide batting so a border will be best.  The triangles that are sticking out on the top and bottom row will be trimmed in half (plus seam allowance) after the squares are sewn.

11 comments:

Jackie said...

The first thing that I thought of with the green batik, is that it sort of looks like camouflage. It is a beautiful block. Your quilts of valor quilt is coming along nicely and I am sure will be greatly appreciated

Sewing Junkie said...

Looks like you are making progress. Suppose to be hot today good day to quilt inside. Chris

Rhonda said...

Your Valor quilt is really taking shape. The directions of the triangles makes it look like it's flowing outward then inward. I like it!

Julie in the Barn said...

I really like the green block. I think it is interesting that on the QOV you will make the ends as whole blocks and then trim them. That sounds so much easier than calculating the measurements for partial blocks.

Cathi said...

I really like that block -- reminds me of an autumn sky and fall leaves on the ground. Fabulous!

hetty said...

I love your new block! The QOV quilt is coming along nicely.

Muddling Through said...

I just never get tired of seeing you make colors and patterns that look to me like they wouldn't go together - - - go together!

Rebel said...

Oh I'm so happy you're doing a quilt of valor. Is this your first? I really wanted to do that, but I don't think my quilts are quite up to the necessary standard. I think it's a wonderful cause though. =)

Jody said...

you are a quilting machine!!!! I love your color choices and your bravery with batiks - you really encourage me to leave the neutrals to the sissies!!!! Hope you are feeling a little less blue - you've been in my thoughts.
xox

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

I was too busy for the last few days to visit. Once again I am amazed by all the beautiful work that has been done since my last visit.

I wanted to say how sorry I was to hear to the passing of your friends son. What a tragedy and as a mother, I can not think of a worse thing to happen. To top it off she is fighting cancer. The good news here is she has a friend in you and for that she is lucky.

Purple Pam said...

I like busy, too, so your block looks great to me. The QOV quilt looks good, too. I like the idea of cutting off the blocks to fit.