Thursday, August 11, 2022

Friday check in: five columns and a stack of blocks

 I made 98 homespun monkey wrench blocks.  The inspiration was a FB photo (I didn't get the maker's name) that alternated the pieced blocks with an assortment of squares. 
 


On point? Hmm.


Controlled selection?  But I'd need at least 2 yards if I used just one fabric for the squares.


I asked a half-dozen other quilters who thought the inspiration photo was the best.  Thank you all!  I got to cutting and then to piecing.  


As of 9:15 Thursday evening I had five columns with a stack of wrenches and squares to go. 


And "go" is the important term right now because tomorrow morning we're going on our long-awaited Road Scholar trip to Alaska.

See you later!

Linking up (early Friday a.m.) at Finished or Not Friday

 

19 comments:

  1. another beauty nann...i agree with the majority...and alaska...wow, trip of a lifetime!

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  2. That's going to look great, Nann! Sounds like a special trip. Stay safe and enjoy!

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  3. Have a safe and memorable trip, Nann ! How exciting. Not taking the "Inside Passage" cruise from Vancouver?

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  4. Alaska is wonderful - enjoy. I like your current arrangement.

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  5. How exciting! Alaska is almost beyond imagination in its beauty. Lived there for several years in the late 70s and early 80s. I think the straight setting for your new quilt will be perfect.

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  6. Have a wonderful trip! We loved our visit to Alaska a few years ago! Your monkey wrenches and alternate squares are going to make a cozy and warm quilt.

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  7. Oh yes, that is going to be a wonderful quilt, Nann! Have a fabulous and safe trip!!

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  8. I hope you enjoy Alaska. It is on our bucket list too! Love the setting with the alternate squares. I'm a fan of Monkey Wrenches and plaids.

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  9. Ahhh! Very nice! I love homespun fabrics. ~~ Kathy S.

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  10. I just love all this wonderful plaid! Have fun in Alaska!

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  11. The original quilt was by Regan at Floating on a Quilted Cloud, http://floatingonaquiltedcloud.blogspot.com/2013/03/just-3-days.html. I made one too, and Jo from Jo's Country Junction. There must be hundreds of these now. Yours is lovely and colourful. I usually find dull grey and blue shirts to cut up, would love some green ones. Enjoy your trip :)

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  12. Have fun in Alaska! I love the blocks and I love that original photo layout as well! Have a safe and happy trip Nann!

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  13. Oh my .... churn dashes and plaids ..... OMG

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  14. What a great quilt. I love the use of homespuns. Nice work!

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  15. Beautiful Nann, seeing your little beauties makes me want to make some.

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  16. Oh how this one sings to me!! I love the last photo the absolute best
    Enjoy your Road Scholar trip!!!

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  17. Both are cute but best of all is a trip to Alaska with the Rhode Scholars. What fun!!

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  18. worry free. have a great trip. Hope it is worry free and all goes smoothly.

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  19. Oh dear. I hope you bring the good weather with you. We're having buckets and buckets of rain.

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