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Monday, July 11, 2016

Weekly update: this, that, the other -- and more

Last week I said I was working on this, that, and the other.

Here's "this":  the scrappy rail fence with sashing.  It's 64 x 72.  I didn't use all the rail fence blocks I'd made, partly because I ran out of HSTs and didn't feel like making  more and partly because this is a good size for a donation quilt.



Here's "that":  pillowcases and two dog bed covers for Cindy and her family.  She paid me very generously and gave me a Jewel gift card and chocolate -- and brought over *more* fabric for pillowcases and a set of placemats. She lets me keep the leftover fabric, too.

Here's "the other":  the first block of my OMG project for July.  The pattern is Beth Helfter's "Vinnie Loves Maude." The units start with 2.5" squares with a 1.5" square sewn to one corner and a 1" square sewn to the opposite corner. The blocks are 10.5" unfin.










And more -- a pink block for this month's RSC.  I like the intense-yet-varied way the multiple tones work in each block. I am going to duplicate some of the colorways so that I'll have 20 blocks at the end of the year.

Monday linkups:
Oh, Scrap!
Monday Making
Rainbow Scrap Challenge
Design Wall Monday

16 comments:

  1. I love your Rail Fence. The triangles make it very special! I'm also looking forward to seeing progress on your OMG quilt. That's an interesting pattern and I lope to see the blocks together.
    Ellie Lively

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  2. Wow, the sawtooth sashing really elevates those simple rail fence blocks into something special! How can you bear to give this one away?! I accept donations... ;-) I also love your Vinnie Loves Maud blocks. Really different; I've never seen a block like that before.

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  3. Lots of great scrappy inspiration in this post. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

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  4. You certainly were busy!! All of your projects are coming along nicely. It's time for me to get OFF the computer and get some work of my own done!! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  5. Good work on that Rail Fence; it came out with lots of eye-movement and it's my current favorite of all your projects.

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  6. Ahhhhh! Someone else that knows about Da Gama Textiles. I would love some red, so I must keep looking. Some of my brown pieces on the back say designed in England. Guess that is why they look so good with the brown transferware. Love your current projects -- that rail fence is a charmer. Sally

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  7. a blog loaded with color nann! beautiful projects, love the "other" which would use up lots of my precut units...thanks for sharing!

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  8. ooh.. like that rail fence with half square triangles... please share measurements... I have a slew of small hstriangles hanging around -- some trimmed and some not. That would be a great way to use some up. I still really like you RSC blocks. They really sparkle with the various colors all in one block.

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  9. Oh I love that rail fence quilt - there is so much to see and enjoy. But those rainbow blocks are the best that I have seen in the bogland so far and I have seen a lot. I only wish there were more pictures. Thank you for sharing, Nann.
    Hugs,
    Preeti.

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  10. Your rail fence is outstanding. I have never seen one like it and can't imagine making all those HSTs. You must be a glutton for punishment. Great Quilt.

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  11. Very pretty this and thats. I really like your RSC project. The different shades in each block add lots of depth.

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  12. Your blocks look so good together with their interlocking of colors. I hope you double them for a great quilt!

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  13. What a great way to make a rail fence quilt really special. It's lovely. I love the way your RSC blocks are coming together, too. It will be a very pretty quilt.

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  14. Discovered your RSC project and love how you created the different colored blocks. I made one block in purples.

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