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Monday, May 12, 2014

DWM: a flimsy and a half


The Block Swappers have a quarterly swap of 3.5" nine-patches.  When I sent a batch of 60 off for the May exchange I realized that I have a box full of these cute little blocks. I put some up on the design wall and here's a new flimsy! 

i made a similar quilt a couple of years ago (here) The new flimsy uses the same blue-gray checked fabric --in fact, I didn't have enough of it which is why the setting triangles are red. The border fabric has little red cherries.   [68 x 74]






Here is the half-a-flimsy.

I had a box of 1.5 x 7 batik strips left from the piano key border on Lulu's Baskets .  I sewed them into 6's and trimmed them to 6.5" blocks.  A photo in a quilt magazine gave me the idea for the sashing. I may add sashing/cornerstones around the perimeter, or I may just add a border. I like the low-contrast effect.









More fabric!  These are gifts from library staff and trustees (from the party Saturday).  4-1/2 yards.  I think I've replenished the purple stash.

  
We leave for Australia tomorrow! Even the plastic portfolio that I use to carry itinerary is green  [The hand-sewing hexies are in little AAUW tote.]

See what's other quiltmakers' design walls at  Judy's Patchwork Times.


9 comments:

  1. Nice quilts emerge from the best "stuff.". Have a great time in Australia! I hope you'll be posting along the way.

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  2. Safe travels and have a wonderful trip. Love your nine patch flimsy!

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  3. Congrats on the 9- Patch Flimsy. I like the contrasting setting Triangles framing it! Looking great. The little pop of color in the cornerstones is FUN with the Rail Fence. Have a 'Good day Mate" in Aussie land!

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  4. What a great trip -- vacation I assume! Enjoy yourself and safe travels. Great use of nine patches.

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  5. Thank you for sharing all this with us. I'm trying to plan my own retirement schedule, and finding it quite difficult... so this is tremendously helpful. hmmm, fabric as a going away present - that part I really like!

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  6. Enjoy your wonderful trip. Bring us all back something. :) Loving what's on your design wall. The 9 patch quilt is beautiful.

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  7. Fabulous 9-patch - love it! Safe travels!

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  8. Your 9 patch flimsy is wonderful. Have a safe and fun trip. Wish I were going with you.

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