Saturday, April 5, 2014

Tone It Down Blocks 7 & 8





I have just completed Block 7 and Block 8 of the Tone It Down Quilt Along sponsored by American Patchwork and Quilting. The blocks measure 15.5 inches square. There are a total of 20 blocks to make. I think the quilt along is over but I'm still plugging along!

I decided to make 2 blocks at once. I was afraid I would screw up the order of all these little pieces but it worked out fine. It really didn't take much longer to make 2 blocks than it did to just make one block. It does take quite a bit longer to cut out all the pieces! I suppose I should I have expected that!



Here are the blocks all together! I really like how they all look together. It's nice to make something this nice just from my stash.

7 comments:

  1. They're looking good Rosemary. Keep motivated! Congratulations on doing two blocks at once - you could increase it now to three or four at once, as long as you have somewhere to lay them out.
    Have a look at Bonnie Hunter's Webbing the top" post to see how I joined columns of subunits for each block without muddling them up.

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  2. Looks great! Can any of the subunits be strip-pieced?

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    1. I'm not sure. I've been cutting each piece individually and sewing it together. I'm afraid strip piecing may take longer.

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  3. You are really moving along with this one! So many pieces--I especially like the colors in the top picture..you go girl! hugs, Julierose

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    1. Thanks! I just have to keep at it. I like the finished product but so time consuming!!

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  4. This looks great Rosemary. I like the look of the blocks together

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    1. Thanks, Linda! They're a lot of work but I love how they're coming out.

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