Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Fifteen Repro Blocks

Have I mentioned how addictive I'm finding these blocks? I've made 15 of them now - I think I'll stop at 25, slap a border on and call this quilt top done.

So many of you have asked for dimensions to the blocks. First up, I have to say that I don't know anything about the pattern - ie, if it's a pattern by a particular designer, if it's from a book, or any such things. Having said that, I'm sure it's just fine for me to say that the finished sizes for the pieces are: large squares 6", small squares 2", and the rectangles 6" x 2". I'll leave the rest for you to figure out for yourselves :-)

Yesterday I did manage to finish writing the directions I'd been wrestling with for a little while. I wanted to have them done on Monday, but I just couldn't focus. Sometimes it's so hard to find the words I'm looking for. I think it could also be because I'm a visual learner, and find it so much easier to show people how to achieve something. But anyway, I've done it, and yesterday I told myself that I could reward myself with the Singer slant needle machine Marty had seen at a local 'pawn' shop. I'm not sure yet if I'll go get it today - for two reasons. I know it'll be super heavy, and I just don't know where I'll put it!

Well, that's it for now, I really want to get busy and piece some more blocks and sashings. So much for a leader and ender project. I had a feeling it'd push its way to the head of the line!

18 comments:

Vicki W said...

They do look like fun blocks!

GARI said...

What difference does it make if you don't have a place to put it? I have a crank Phaff that is resting on a mantel and I just see it as a decoration. LOL

mereth said...

I'm having the same trouble with my current leader-ender project. I find that I'm sewing on other things just so that I can have an excuse to do more of the leader-ender, when all I really want to do is sew on just that.But it's a huge thing,and there's a lot to go until it's finished, so I won't let myself be sidetracked. I won't.

loulee said...

Some things just have to be sewn...NOW! LOL

quiltygal said...

Oh hope you dont mind but Ive taken this idea & run with it, I have to do a childs quilt (wanted it to be quick & easy) when I saw this I thought thats the one so I have cut 6x8,4x2,6x2 rectangles & 2 in squares (finished size) from 9 different materials & will just mix them up think it will look good...

Clare said...

What model is the Singer? Mine is a 1425 and I love it.

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Your quilt looks so great! Love the fabrics you've used!
Happy sewing:o)

LC said...

I might have said it before, but I just love this quilt. I may copy it also. Could it be made with four patches and split-rails? Or is there a reason for doing it with blocks/sashing that is not obvious to my thick brain?? Please share!

*karendianne. said...

So fun to see these fantastic blocks. They make for a happy afternoon of blogging.

I can ALWAYS count on you!

Trudi said...

I agree with Loulee, sometimes they just Need to be done NOW! You go for it and enjoy! :o)

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh very cute! Heck I still have to start the xmas tree skirt - don't tempt me!

M. Regina said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I love quilt with a lot of colors. Hugs from Brasil

Di said...

Loving the repro blocks quilt. It looks gorgeous!

Karen said...

Your blocks look great! I can see why they would be addictive! Looks like they are a lot of fun!

Tissy said...
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Tissy said...

Oh yeah, this is definitely one for me!!!

sandra said...

The quilt will be lovely. Easy and fast - that's what I like these days LOL.

Suze said...

Our group was discussing just the other day how difficult it is to write directions that just anyone can follow.

I might have to see if I can get that magazine in the states when your article comes out. It looks like a design I would like.

Thanks for sharing the repro block. That will be on my list for sure to use up my Bag of Scraps fabric.

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