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Monday, August 7, 2017

Weekly update: a finish and a start

 I made Spare Parts III last winter.
(I chronicled the design in this post .)












                                       
It's still pretty
I pieced the back last month. The fabric in the upper right was a "can't cut this" piece that I bought at Marden's in the early 1990's. I wanted to make a skirt out of it. Over the years I took nibbles here and there and eventually there wasn't enough for a skirt. (And nowadays that sort of skirt wouldn't suit me, so it would be hanging in the closet and I'd love the fabric.)

I quilted each unit differently.










During Sunday evening TV watching I made seven out of the 25 blocks I need for the baby quilt that's my August OMG.  The idea is from Quilts, Quilts and More Quilts! by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes. That's an oldie but still a goodie -- c. 1993.

The blocks are 8-1/2" (unf) and the novelty squares are 4.5" (unf.) .

Monday link ups:
Monday Making
Main Crush Monday
Design Wall Monday
Oh Scrap!

I hope your week is off to a good start!

9 comments:

  1. I like your Spare Parts lll quilt! Great use for orphan blocks. I sometimes put them on quilt backs but I like your idea better. Yet another quilt made!
    The baby quilt is adorable! The center squares are perfect for a baby !

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  2. Hi Nann,
    Your Spare Parts III quilt is so pretty. I love all the different color and fabric choices. That baby quilt looks like it is going to be good sized and colorful. I just love that bottom left block - love the colors. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  3. You've done a fantastic job with the quilting on Spare Parts III. I am not brave enough quite yet to quilt each unit differently. I will get there, though. I adore those novelty fabric blocks. It looks like you've got a lot of fun projects going on. Happy sewing! Andrea

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  4. Spare parts is beautiful and I love the different take on an eye spy block

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  5. I've got that book, too! Somewhere... I should dig it out and take a look.
    Love your spare parts quilt, and that baby quilt is going to be wonderful fun!

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  6. Great quilt Nann. I have been wanting to play with my orphan blocks. This is great inspiration. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  7. Those novelty squares - what a great way to show them off, thanks for the inspiration.

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  8. Very fun projects. Congrats on the finish and on the new start.

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  9. Great Spare Parts. It feels so good to use those lonely blocks up! I love that block. This quilt is going to be great. I sure hope the squares I sent arrive before you finish all 25 blocks!

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