Tuesday, March 18, 2008

A picture show of a different kind...the first two shows the crumb blocks I have been slowly working on...I think I have around 60 or 70 made. That would not go far if I sewed them directly together, which is what most people do. And I do like that look. But I am tired of making them, and plan to alternate the blocks with a 6 1/2 inch square.

The pictures below those two give an example of the oak leaf and reel blocks that I have made...I have 12 of them and they need to be squared. Forgive the strings....I used the light fusible-window method to attach them, then did the blanket stitch around all edges by hand. See, I used to get a lot done.

Anyway, I am thinking about how I want to set them together, and I may not get it done for a while. But I would love to get a top made from them and machine quilt the quilt. I have something I am sort of anxious to try. Maybe I shouldn't admit it cause I may fail miserably, but you don't know till you try. And my mom said the only people that don't make mistakes are the ones that don't do anything.

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Paula said...

I really like those oak leaf and reel blocks....loverly! The colors are VERY nice, and you did a great job on them!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Beautiful.. I really do like these.. good luck with this new quest..


Eileen said...

You mean after doing all those blocks by hand you would even THINK of machine quilting them. ?

Don't you have a design wall to put them up and see how they will look together. Very unique.

Good Luck

Henny Penny said...

I just LOVE all the fabrics in all those squares you have made. And to think, I just threw out bags and bags of fabric scraps from the aprons I make. Those oak leaf squares are amazing! My very favorite quilts are those with lots of calico fabrics. Can't wait to see a finished quilt.

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