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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

ODD BLOCKS FOR SURPRISE QUILT

I decided to go search for some quilt blocks I had made about 10 years ago. I thought I would make every block that was ever made and published. How was I to know that there are only 4,500 quilt blocks to do hahahhaha...so scratch that.

I found 20 blocks, 12 inches square. I also found about twenty four, 5 inch blocks from the time that I thought I was going to make the Dear Jane quilt...well so much for that and 5 or so years later lol.

Here is the collection of Dear Jane's.



Aren't they sooo cute. At 5 inch, you only need to make like 250 of them, I forgot now but it's a ton.

I played with them and put one of the bigger blocks that I found and surrounded it with the DJ's
The center block, the two large ones in the second row and the third one in the first row, were all  Judy Martin free blocks a long time ago. I am so glad I got Them.

Here is a close up of how it's made.

See all those little slivers in the star point? It makes the star actually twinkle at a distance.


Here is the quilt finished with all the blocks I found. I still four left over but those can be thrown in with another quilt I have in mind with some other little block from another project that I stopped lol.


I love it. It measures 59x71. I might add a border and make it a wee bigger.

I just made the border, I will try to quilt it tomorrow and post the final pic.

I have also started Mrs Farmer at my other blog.

4 comments:

Quiet Quilter said...

Lovely finished project that was lurking within your stash! Just let your mind go and start digging into what you have, I always say. Your stash will start talking to you, here I am, here I am, take me, take me.

Patty Ashworth said...

Extra blocks can always go on the back! Nice work!

ROSY said...

Thank you ladies. I just finished another Sampler quilt with another set of extra block in my doll blog. Link on right.

Shasta said...

This is a beautiful way to use up your blocks. Great idea and great execution!