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Monday, June 20, 2011

Chain Piecing My Red and Aqua Swap blocks

About two weeks ago, I decided to pull out the Disappearing 9-patch blocks I received in Jane's Red and Aqua block swap quite a while ago. I laid them out on my husband's pool table shhhh...don't tell him - he doesn't like me to use it for quilting! and I started chain piecing the blocks together. Here's what it looked like after all the blocks were connecting going one way...

Chain Piecing My Red and Aqua Swap blocksThen I proceeded to sew all the strips together in the other direction and the center of the quilt top was done. After much searching online, I found the perfect border, backing and binding fabrics at this great Etsy shop run by Natalie. What a fun shopping experience that was! I'll show pictures of the fun fabrics I picked out later. They are just too perfect for this red and aqua quilt, and I even picked out two fabrics for a birthday gift which I will make later this summer!

Anyway, I have not yet cut into the fabrics for the borders, so you will have to wait to see the finished quilt top and backing. But that is my next project so it's shouldn't be too long!

While I was waiting for this fabric to arrive in the mail, I raided my stash and found two small jelly rolls from Connecting Threads and some other yardage. With that, I whipped up a colorful and fun little throw quilt that would be great for a crib, picnic, couch or kid's room. I'll show that off soon too! Lots going on, but not much time on the computer lately! I know you understand!

Happy Stitching!

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