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Monday, August 20, 2012

DWM: Bag Lady Update and Decision Made

The  Bag Lady swap is nearly finished! I received a box from Carla with her blocks for Katie, Debs, and me.  Debs is making a beautiful floral applique block in batiks. She wrote that she wanted batik blocks to coordinate.  I made six 6" Rosebud blocks.  Katie plans a Churn Dash quilt in batiks.  She included an assortment of fabric and asked that we use our own fabrics but to include some of hers so there would be some continuity to the blocks. She added that Churn Dashes can be mildly addicting.  She was right! Once I decided which fabric to use, making these 9" blocks was a snap. (And I made three more 6" blocks that I didn't photograph.)  The dotty Cake Stands I specified are the seeds of a new project.
Batik Four Patch s rapidly becoming a Finished Object.  (I need a better name for it.)  I thank everyone for their opinions about the borders.  I cut the red-circle inner border 1.5", so 1" finished which is the same size as the frames for the 4-patches.  I cut the piano keys to 5.5"/5" fin. which is the same size as the framed blocks.  I have nearly finished quilting the center and should have the entire quilt finished at the end of the week.  As I posted a couple of years ago the quilts without deadlines or destinations come together easily.


See what other quiltmakers are doing at Judy's Patchwork Times.

13 comments:

  1. The 4 patch looks wonderful!

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  2. Love all the different colors. The red border adds a nice zing.

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  3. I really like your framed 4 patch quilt and the little red stop border is perfect. And so many other projects to show, how fun.

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  4. What a great bunch of projects you're showing this morning. I love the 4 patch top.... But I'm stealing your idea of the cake stand polka dot blocks. They are too stinkin' cute. I think they would be perfect for my guild's brown bag swap next year. Hum, where to write the note so I actually use that idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Looks like Rainbows..love the setting, and the piano key border is just right.

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  6. So many great blocks, everything looks so good, I couldn't pick a favorite if I tried!

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  7. Wonderful batik projects...such glorious colour!

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  8. Both swap projects look great, the rosebud blocks are just beautiful. Your Batik Four Patch is gorgeous. Your border selections really complement the center.

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  9. You've got some mighty colorful projects going on here. How wonderful. I agree with Cheryl the boxed 4 patch quilt looks like rainbows so very pretty. And yep those quilts without deadlines are pressure just seem to flow so easily don't they.

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  10. I really love the piano key border. Such fun colors.

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  11. The Bag Lady swap sounds like a fun thing to join in....

    The Batik Four Patch is stunning...

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  12. I enjoyed reading through your blog.

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