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Sunday, February 5, 2012

DWM: got blues?

I pulled out blue fabric today.  Here it is.

Fat Quarters (and pieces of FQs)







CW Reproduction blues

Oldies: slate blue and that dated primitive-tan-and-blue. How many plaids did they make?!

The reason for this exercise was to pull out periwinkle blues and turquoise for a forthcoming quilt for granddaughter Rachel's graduation in June. I'm still contemplating what block/pattern I'll use. 

This is my most favorite blue fabric. It is NOT a batik, though it looks like one.  I bought it at the Sewing Network in Auburn in 1992 or thereabouts. I pull it out and think about what I might make out of it...and then I put it back. :)

Reshelved!  (Looks as though I could use some more dark blue, doesn't it?)

I had 3" nine patch blocks (the result of many Block Swappers exchanges) and light/dark HSTs already made, so it was easy to set this 52 x 55 quilt.  It's quilted and bound, ready for the next donate-a-quilt occasion.  (This is the third time I've made this design. I love the way the nine patch blocks sparkle.)



Go to Patchwork Times  to see what other quiltmakers have on their design walls this Monday.

20 comments:

  1. What a glorious exercise in petting your copious fabrics. I envy the breadth of your stash. I visited Keepsake today, where prices are now over $11/yard. I marvel at the replacement cost if we were to lose our fabrics to fire or flood. What you pulled really sparkles! Good start!

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  2. What fun playing in the fabrics and then sorted so nicely for just the right time. That is quite the donation quilt, lovely!!

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  3. Isn't it fun to shop your stash like that? I have to tell you, your non-favorite is one I love! I think it's so fun. I guess that's what makes the quilting world go 'round, huh? LOL! Have a great day! :)

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  4. I love your donation quilt. The colors are just perfect.
    I love your not-batik, too. It looks like indigo to me. I saw a Churn Dash quilt made of indigo and white that was really gorgeous.

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  5. I love all the nine patches in that quilt - that would be a keeper to me :)
    Karen

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  6. What a lot of little pieces to donate but I know someone will feel comforted by it. Pulling out all that fabric is how I shop my stash, too. It also gives me a chance to refold and put things back neatly. That's probably what I should be doing rather than being on this computer. ;-)

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  7. Some lucky person will receive a beautiful, color-filled quilt and be amazed!

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  8. Yowsers! Lovely donation quilt. Isn't it nice to be able to make a quilt from already made blocks? I've started getting a bit more organized so most of my finished blocks are in one place. It may be time to build a quilt from there!

    HAhahaha My word verification for this comment was delint. How appropriate!!!

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  9. Love seeing all the photos of your beautiful fabrics! It is so much fun to play with them! This will be a beautiful donation quilt.

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  10. Your nine patch quilt is stunning. Love your colors. Looks like you came up with something to play with in your stash too!

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  11. Nine-patches and HSTs make for such a classic quilt. I LOVE yours! Give me a simple, traditional quilt over a 'fancy' on any day.

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  12. I would be in heaven in your sewing room! Blue is my favorite color and I was drooling all over my computer screen looking at your stash!!!

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  13. Your scrappy nine patch is just the best. I love it!

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  14. LOVE what you did with those 9patches. Lots of lovely blues to play with too - enjoy :)

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  15. Fun to see your pictures! Yes, that quilt does have the "sparkle" element.

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  16. glad to see somebody who has more blue fabric than i do...and i love the 9 patch quilt. interesting contemporary photos too...

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  17. I actually saw fabric for $12/yard and nearly died. I treasure my stach more than ever now.

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  18. What a beautiful quilt! I have "a few" scraps and I feel one of these coming along soon.

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