Tuesday, August 12, 2014

20 Blocks!!



 


I'm so excited and happy to say I finally finished the 20 blocks for the Tone It Down Quilt Along! I'm way behind but I don't care. I followed along at my own pace. These blocks were a challenge for me. They're made up of 97 pieces. Each block took me a long time, not only to sew but also to cut. After each block was cut, I had to arrange the pieces so same fabric pieces weren't near each other. Too much to think about!
 
Here are the last 4 blocks I made.
 





 



My next step is to cut the sashing and make the corner blocks. Each corner block will be a 9-patch that will continue the pattern within the blocks. More work to do! I'm just glad this big step is done! Each block measures 15 1/2 inches square.  

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  1. Looks great, Rosemary! Wonderful use of color, and I would be the same way trying not to put the same fabrics near each other.

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    1. I think a couple got by me when I first started these blocks. But I'm just glad they're done!!

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  2. Congrats! This will be a stunner. What colour are you making the sashing?

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    1. Thanks! The sashing is just as scrappy as the blocks! I'll post pictures once I start putting them together.

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  3. Beautiful Rosemary...can't wait to see that sashing...hugs, Julierose

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  4. Beautiful!
    I've made several Burgoyne Surrounded quilts--even taught classes for strip piecing them back in the 80s--but I think this scrappy one is wonderful, and I hope to make it someday. I too thought I'd do the quilt-along--but life got too intense during those weeks. I'm so glad you have accomplished piecing your blocks!

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    1. I just couldn't follow the quilt along. I'm happy I stuck with it although there were times I wanted to give up! I still have a bunch of small 9-patches to make but the heavy duty piecing is done! So glad you liked it!

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  5. Your quilt is magnificent, unbelievable number of pieces in the block, I admire your patience.

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    1. I'm so glad it's done! I thought about giving up a few times but I just kept at it! Thanks for the nice comment!

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  6. Well done, it's a beauty :-)
    xx

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    1. Thanks, Gilly! I like it even better now that the majority of the piecing is done!

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  7. Rosemary they are beautiful! their scrappiness makes them even better! Quite an accomplishment to be proud of too!

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    1. Thanks so much, Lara! I'm so glad to get those blocks all done! It seemed to take forever! I'm glad I didn't give up!

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  8. Congratulations on the "almost finish"! It looks great!

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    1. Thanks, Colleen! It felt pretty good to get those blocks done!

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