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Thread: My Baltimore Bliss BOM Blocks

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    Lisa T's Avatar
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    I have been downloading these patterns, and made one block but it looked HORRIBLE, so I put it aside. Then I saw SD's really pretty block and got inspired. I cut out the shapes for 3 blocks last night and ironed them on. I will do the machine stitching at the end so I don't have to keep switching thread as much.

    I am making it for my mom so I am working out of my comfort zone- she likes red, white and blue. (Her whole log home is decorated in those colors.) I myself prefer clear, bright, graphic colors, so I didn't have much in the way of fabric to choose from. But the last month or so I have been finding bags of quilting fabric at Goodwill and a lot of the fabrics were more Mom's colors. So most of the fabric in here is thrifted!

    I would love to see the blocks that other people are making- I was thinking of making one for myself, too, but don't know if I am that ambitious! LOL!

    This one I switched up a little bit from the original. I messed up on cutting so I rearranged til I got something that worked.
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    Here is the ugly one, along with the top of my son's head. Lest anyone disbelieve that it looked bad. LOL!
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    I don't think it looks bad at all! Once the stitching is added, it will pop. I like it.

    Your mom is going to love her quilt. How nice you are making this for her.

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    I love ALL the blocks.
    The one you call ugly could actually be done with all those colors and it would make look older than it is. Hmmm......did I say that right?

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    Those are pretty.
    I understand what you mean TL :) and yes it would.

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    There's just something about the colors/fabric of that block that looks vintage.

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    Yeah, I see what you mean TL- it would look like an antique/repro, but it didn't photograph quite true. In RL the yellow looks too bright.

    Anyway, I like the others MUCH better.

    If anyone wants the ugly one, I will send it to them! LOL! PM me your address. Free! I'll even cover the stamp. I don't like it but I don't want to throw it away. But I warn you- it's uglier in RL than it looks on here.

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    I just think some of the prints in the "ugly" one are getting lost. If you do the stitching around it with a bit bodler colors you won't lose the design . They are all beautful.

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    Like everyone said they all look lovely and someone else said put bolder colours to outline the design when you sew them.

    Elle

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    Those are very pretty, can't wait to see it finished!

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