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Mon Oct 14, 2019, 01:18 PM

2019 Quilting project #2

Here is my quilting Project that I started before the family history quilt. I was making large blocks which I was going to sew together diagonally. Larger blocks makes faster quilt making, I am all for that. But, when I sewed some of the blocks together, I was disappointed that the visual impact of the blue willow plates was lost.

I took all the blocks apart and got rid of the Corners. I then sewed them together, one 8" blue plate, One 8" (16 patch of 2" inch blocks). You can see how much stronger the design is now. I have to make more of the 16 patch blocks and have ordered another yard of the blue plate blocks. I made the blue willow blocks by scanning in one of my dinner plates and editing in Photoshop

Original design blocks I was going to use;
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Revised design, the blue plates stand out, stronger visual impact. My patches were from my fabric stash.
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Response to dem in texas (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 01:29 PM

1. nice job!

my grandmother made what our family called 'crazy quilts' which i still have a few... they look similar to the patterns you use (minus the plates)...
my grandfather, besides being magistrate of the small SC town they lived,
also owned a men's clothing store, which gave my grandma supplies of fabric used to make men's suits... for her crazy quilts... she made some
very 'masculine' patterned quilts of tweeds, gabardines, and worsted wools ...
prized possessions of mine ❤️

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Response to dem in texas (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 01:56 PM

2. Beatiful!

brings back wonderful Memories of my Mom Quilting. Thank You for sharing

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Mon Oct 14, 2019, 05:53 PM

3. Lovely.

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