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Sunday, September 1, 2013

DWM: Labor Day edition -- a finish and a new start!

Finish #25 for 2013 -- Tall Sails!  Here's a closeup of the quilting in the blocks. The back & binding used 3-1/8 yards.







The Block Lotto block for September is Tall Boomer. Here are my first two.






An accumulation of mini-9's
Arrived in Saturday's mail

The  Block Swappers host three swaps for 3-1/2" 9-patches each year.  The most recent swap return arrived yesterday.  Rather than just toss them in the box, I put some up on the design wall.  Hmmm.  Earlier this year I made a pile of red-and-white hourglass blocks. Many of them were used in Good Cheer!  (which is my favorite quilt of the year, so far).  I have a sufficiency of 9-patches but it looks as though I'll be making a few more hourglass blocks.....and so a new flimsy is born.

See the fruits of other quiltmakers' labor at Judy's Patchwork Times.

7 comments:

  1. Those swap blocks look great alternating with your hourglass blocks!

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  2. Hour glass blocks are so usable. They really make the nine patches sing! Of course, I love red and white which explains some of my gushing!

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  3. Looking great! Tried to find your referenced Good Cheer quilt - would you mind sending a link?

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  4. Oh love the quilting on the boats, especially the body of the boat, what a great quilt. Those hour glass and nine patch blocks look awesome!

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  5. I really like the red/white in-between the 9-patches. It looks great both up close and from the other side of the room. Hope to see more of this one soon.

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  6. Love your quilts, especially the nine patches.

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  7. oh nann love the boats....sooo cute! and the new flimsy, welcome to the world!

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