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Monday, 25 April 2011

Bank Holiday Block Bonanza!

Last night, after what felt like an extremely long day of over-stimulated, chocolate-driven children, I got very busy with my scrappy blocks.


I made it up to the 25 I was planning, and then I went that extra square foot with some mini, 2.5" blocks to break up the sashing.


I need to make some strips for skinny sashing and binding, then I'll be ready for piecing... I have a cunning plan! 


I have kind of raced ahead, doing my own thing even though this was meant to be part of the quiltalong, but I am trying to keep to the spirit of Aneela's original quilt, even though her scraps are all totally beautiful, and mine, well, aren't!

29 comments:

  1. Oh, they most definitely are beautiful. I love how these are turning out and love seeing your new ones. Its great seeing them all together, love the colour graduation in them. I even have my scraps out this morning to try one myself, thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. This is so lovely - I can't wait to see what you have planned. I've just been having a closer look and I'm really jealous of your scraps. I spy Echino, Momo, Lizzy House, Laurie Wisbrun, Jay McCarroll & Erin McMorris in there. You've put them together beautifully!

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  3. Oh, and what is the doggy fabric please?

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  4. The blocks are amazing, and look even more so when they are all lined up together. I put my name down for Aneela's and want to give the blocks a try but seriously do not think I have enough scraps in each colour to do a rainbow. Thinking my blocks might be mini rainbows in themselves.

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  5. Your scraps ARE totally beautiful. I am obsessed with these blocks and look forward to seeing them every day.

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  6. These are so gorgeous, I can't wait to see what you do with the sashing blocks

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  7. No question, they're absolutely gorgeous! How did you get such a fabulous scrap stash? No, dont tell me, I'm sure I'd start going green... Loving it so far!

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  8. i love the way you match colour and pattern. you really have such a great eye. x

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  9. Your blocks are so happy and colourful! I think that they must be fun to make.

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  10. Looking great...where do you get so much energy from to do all that work?? Well done!

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  11. Your blocks look great! Can't wait to see the next stage... :o)

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  12. Looking good! Jeez better get my finger out! Fi

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  13. I love love love these scrappy blocks and can't wait to see them hanging from your wee little house

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  14. Well, we know how 'well' my attempt went so even more impressed by yours now. Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

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  15. I love your blocks and you have similar fabric tastes to me. My blog is also filled with colour, I will definitely have to try that tutorial, your block with the car is my favourite it looks brilliant x

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  16. I love your fussy-cut centered blocks and your choice of colors is
    so fresh and bright!! It is going to be a gorgeous quilt.

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  17. Oh these look so colourful and fun together!

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  18. I love your scrappy blocks and the mini blocks are gorgeous. It's going to be a stunning quilt. I don't think my scrap box is up to the job but after seeing this I might have a wee go myself.

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  19. Fantastic scrappy blocks - that's going to be a fabulous finish!

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  20. I have been watching the blocks come together on your blog and its great to see them all together, they look amazing!

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  21. Your blocks look great! They are so scrappy and fun!

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  22. Love scappy - love your blocks - may have to join in...

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  23. oh my goodness - your scrappy blocks are great!!

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  24. My favorite kind of quilt! I love that you pieced the tiny squares in anticipation of the thin border! Such a great idea! I can't wait to see it all together!

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  25. They are totally beautiful!!

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  26. I love your blocks. The rainbow effect is stunning. This is going to be a beautiful quilt.

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  27. oh, but they are lovely - both the bigger ones and the minis.
    To name some of my favourites: the swan (or is it a goose? anyway it's cute), the tree (I love that with the striped fabric at the bottom it looks almost as if it were in a pot), the little blue birdie (somehow it reminds me of Alice in Wonderland)
    ok, I'd better stop now :)

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