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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Red and Aqua D9P blocks received!

Back in October, I showed all of the 100 blocks I made for Jane's Red and Aqua Disappearing 9-patch block swap. You can see them by clicking HERE. Well, just the other day, George the mailman was once again my friend when he delivered my package of blocks from Jane with 100 different red and aqua D9P blocks. I couldn't wait to spread them out and see how they look...

Red and Aqua D9P blocksWhat a variety!

Red and Aqua D9P blocksI only found a few duplicate fabrics among all these blocks!

Red and Aqua D9P blocksNow what do you think I should do with them? Just sew them together the way they are in the picture? Or maybe introduce a third color to use as sashing between the blocks? What color do you think would look good with these blocks?

This project will have to wait a while since I have quite a to-do list right now. First on that list is a daybed cover and pillows for a friend. After that, I need to take apart an old Christmas stocking and change one name for another in embroidery so it can continue to be used by another friend. I still have a few crochet stitches for which videos have been requested, so I need to spend some time hugging my camera...that's how I do it! And then there are the million and one things that need to be done around Thanksgiving and Christmas and general family life. You all know how that is!

Any ideas on using these quilt blocks would be welcome, so don't be shy!

Happy Stitching!

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  • Awesome blocks! Off the top of my head, I don't have any suggestions on how to put them together. I'll let you know if I come up with one.

    By Blogger Sweet P, At November 18, 2009 at 5:03 PM  

  • Terrific blocks. If I used a 3rd color it's be white. Not sure about the setting but somehow I think it'll look terrific once you get it done.

    By Blogger Abby and Stephanie, At November 18, 2009 at 5:06 PM  

  • oh wow! I love it! I never thought I would like aqua so much but that is going to be one cool quilt!

    By Blogger Adrienne, At November 18, 2009 at 5:25 PM  

  • Oh they look great, can you believe all the different fabrics! I am going to sew my as is with a white border and a red and aqua scrap type of binding. As you say, after the Holidays!

    By Blogger Jane's Fabrics and Quilts, At November 18, 2009 at 6:19 PM  

  • Love the blocks! They are so cheerful. Personally, I might I like the blocks as is, but if I were to sash, I might go bold with a lime green...

    Missing your smiling face at band events, BTW

    By Anonymous Karen M., At November 19, 2009 at 7:43 AM  

  • Great blocks, Mary. I'd probably use a solid black/dark grey or a sunshine yellow for the strips. That might help to break up the color for a more dramatic look.

    Another idea is to break it up in two small baby quilts and use soft color strips and/or put Disney character stripping between the blocks, use that same disney material for the backing. It sure would be a fun baby quilt. Different too! :)

    And finally you could sew it like it is and make a picnic blanket out of it, cause it reminds me of the red check table cloths, for some odd reason. ;D

    By Blogger Trisha, At November 19, 2009 at 11:05 AM  

  • In your play, have you laid your blocks all twisted and turned in every which way? If not, try it. My friend puts her's together like that and it looks awesome!!! Personally, I'd stay away from sashings...
    great fabrics! 8-)

    By Blogger Myra, At November 19, 2009 at 9:44 PM  

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