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Quilt squares

So I’ve been going nuts with the quilt squares!  I thought I would go along and make 2 a week, like the quilt along says.  They are pretty tedious to cut out, let alone sew (and unpick!) But I’ve been having so much fun making them I’m already past 20.  Which is great.  At this speed I’ll be done faster than I thought.  But I know at one point you lose steam too, so no holding your breath!

Autumn tints, End of day, Calico puzzle, Bat wing
Flock, Country farm, Economy, Contrary wife
Basket weave, Bowtie, Attic windows, Box
Puss in the corner, Mothers dream, Evening star, Windows

I won’t put pics of all of them right now – there’s only so many you can take!!  I’m not one to use one fabric designer, or one collection.  I use pretty cacophonous combinations sometimes, but I think all together it’s going to be OK.  Man I hope so.  So far I’ve repeated myself twice – ha.  Now I’m marking the book so I remember.  I’ve done most of the ‘easiest’ blocks.  By easy I mean less pieces per block (each block is just over 6 inches total).  Next weekend it’s time to tackle some mean ones.  Also for those quilters out there – I am not including the basket blocks (there are 2) with applique handles.  I want it more geometric and find the curves stand out too much.  So my repeated ones might just be fine!

New fabric

Yay – nothing like getting packages in the mail.  After shopping around Montreal I realised just how much better it is to shop online.  For fabric at least (and I know it’s the same for lots of other things).  I prefer to go to the store and browse and touch etc, but at almost half the price, I browsed on etsy instead.  I love etsy, it’s good for so many things, especially as Christmas comes closer.

Here’s a sneak peak at my new material.  Coming up tomorrow – the first of my quilt blocks.  We’re meant to do 2 a week, but so far I’ve done 9 in a week, which is probably good because most people in the quilt along are a year ahead!  Although – it shows what a newbie I am – I already made the same square twice.  Duh.  Out of about 100 designs you’d think my random choices would be more random.  Now I know I have to mark off the ones I’ve already made…  Ha.

Yesss finally some Ellen Luckett Baker of my own.  As well as some Grey Dash Stripe from Aneela Hoey, some Woodland yellow Circles by Natalie Lyner and Pick Me, yellow floral from General Fabrics Company.

I saved the best for last. I loooove these fabrics.  Especially Anthology’s Raining Rainbows – Raindrops, possibly my all-time favorite fabric I’ve ever bought (big call I know) and also the gorgeous blue of Josephine Kimberling’s Hope Chest.

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