Friday, February 5, 2016

Taking a longer view...


I found part of my design wall!  I just slapped blocks up in a random, alternate order...it will change.

I can only get seven blocks across on this piece of the design wall...one setting I am toying with is an alternating setting, nine blocks by nine blocks.  I would need forty-one applique blocks and 40 pieced blocks.  I think I have all but 3-4 pieced blocks, but I am really behind on the applique blocks.


I am having a hard time getting good pictures, so I will present them in sections.


All the blocks will finish 6 inches.





Should I sash between blocks, should I not?

I am also considering a medallion setting with a larger applique block in the center.  And some interesting alternating borders would be fun...hmmm...I have a lot to think about as I applique away.

Here are Mary and Ola's blocks in all their glory...all 6-inch blocks. I am so lucky!  They are WICKED good piecers!







































I have glued up two more blocks.  The holly one seems OK, but I might put a lighter "twig" in the squirrel block so that I don't "lose" the tops of the acorns...

Yep...I will definitely tease out that little twig and make a light brown or light green one...



In stitches,
Teresa  :o)

19 comments:

  1. sometimes by doing this with sashing and on point (or not on point) sets the blocks apart a little more so you can the detail of the blocks and they don't blend together too much. You have been busy - a medallion style is always pretty too

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  2. The appliqués are looking good, and wow the pieced blocks are so precise! Amazing seeing all around:)

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  3. This is great! It's getting exciting.
    Can't wait to see what you do.

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  4. That IS some wicked good piecing--perfect with your lovely appliqué. I like!

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  5. Oh, I like your idea of a larger medallion applique...I can see some blocks set on-point going around it as well as some set straight, some with sashing and some popping out into the outer border!! This is going to be a fabulous quilt - the blocks are amazing!!!

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  6. i think you have more applique blocks than the ones in this post. I know that seems rude to say that but I remember seeing more before you moved. I was amazed that you had made so many three times. Either I'm dreaming or you have another box to find and unpack. I hope it's that you have another box to find. If you have to make more applique blocks perhaps the flower for Alabama and the other states where you've lived, your alma mater, something representing your family, your daughter's interest in music, and that cat! I love those blocks! Happy hunting.

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  7. So many gorgeous blocks here it makes my head spin! :)

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  8. Love aĺl the blocks, but your aplique is outstanding,love it.
    Greetings from Scandinavia.

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  9. Such wonderful blocks... all of them! Are you following a pattern? I know some of the applique blocks are your design, but are the pieced blocks from a pattern? It is going to be one gorgeous quilt.

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  10. Total gorgeousness! I like the idea of a larger appliqued block in the middle and a medallion setting. But any setting would be amazing with these blocks!

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  11. What lovely blocks! It was so fun seeing them all together. I really like the medallion idea. You do beautiful work.

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  12. The Pieced blocks are wonderful and they go beautifully with all of your fabulous appliqued blocks. Teresa, they are definitely getting the best end of the deal - I know how long it takes to applique - you can't fool me. Your squirrel is delightful :0) I love the oak leaves too. I really like the variety in your holly berries.

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  14. A relief to find design wall if it is partial. Takes time to get settled. All three of you are wicked 6-inch piecers!

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  15. Oh my gosh - I love each and every block!

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  16. Oh my! They are all stunning. I like the layout, but I am a sucker for a medallion setting so I am looking forward to future posts of what you come up with. It will be beautiful no matter how you put them together!

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  17. Wow you are going to have an amazing quilt. I really like the holly block. YOu are right, Mary and Ola are beautiful piecers.
    I keep having to remind myself these are 6" blocks.

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  18. Everyone's blocks are wonderful. Such small pieces in some of those blocks. WOW!

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