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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Some Swap Blocks and a WIP Update

Last month in our QBSA swap I was paired up with Jen in the USA and given the longer postage times our blocks swapped hands a little later than usual! This is the one I received from Jen a couple of weeks ago and finally got around to taking a photo of.

Can you see the little blue sparkly blocks? They add a nice little bit of pizzazz to the block I think!
You might remember I sent Jen this block:

This month I was teamed up with Carmen in Robinvale Victoria and she asked for a Twelve Triangles block in purples and blues. This is what I made.

I quite liked this block, it would look very effective in a whole quilt I think. I haven't received my block from Carmen yet so I'll share that later.

As you may remember, I've been working on a long term hand made project for myself for a number of years now and its finally coming together slowly, allowing for my bad eyesight and lack of decent lighting in our lounge room combined with a fluctuating motivation!  Anyway I'm making some serious progress now and here it is so far:

It was hard to find a way to hang it to take a photo (some of it is around the corner of my cupboard!) but you get the idea. I do love that yellow fabric, that was such a lucky find as its the perfect colour to brighten up my muted blues! Given that it will be 11 rows by 11 rows and I have 10 rows down I think the next row will be the halfway point (if my slightly cold addled brain has figured that right!). I'm not even thinking about all the little circles which need to go in the centre of the Dresden blocks at this stage, I'll cross that bridge when I come to it!

So that's where I'm at this month. Stay tuned for some Christmas in July, which is my July UFO project. I've got 3 items on the go, just need to get them quilted before the end of July - luckily they're small!

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1 comment:

  1. Beautiful blocks sent and received Sooli.

    Are you hand sewing your Dresden piece? It looks like a real labour of love !


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