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Making something from some orphan blocks.

Old 09-16-2012, 01:12 PM
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My best quilt friend called me a few days ago and said I have a pretty please please challenge for you. Can you make a Civil War small quilt/wallhanging by next Friday? Yeah right, just count on me to whip one right up, but I got to thinking I have some blocks made from civil war fabrics from a class that I never did anything with. I also found this carpenters wheel block I made using some of the same left over fabrics. Here is what I have to work with. I have been half heartly arranging them in some kind of order. I think I'm going to challenge myself to do something with it and have a wall hanging done. My best quilt friend will owe me big time. LOL

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Keep the star in the cte put a border and thn the 9pat hes. Good luck
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Thanks Lynnie. I have this center layout with 8 blocks left over. I think I'll add a light border around the center and then solid square blocks to fill out the spaces and call it done and start quilting it. cw1.jpg
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This is very fun seing how you are designing the wallhanging from the begining. I hope you keep showing the progress if you have the time.
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:49 PM
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i think those look very good together. i'm sure you'll make it work
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What if you took the 8 leftover blocks apart and made 32 four patch blocks - would that be enough for the border?
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Hey, I can't believe how you took those blocks and arranged them like that so fast. Perfect! I think your idea is great. You're good thinking fast on your feet. Wish you were my friend.
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QuiltingVagabond it would look great but I only 1/2 day Monday and a few hours Tuesday and the evenings until Friday to finish. I will have to use solid blocks for time sake. I don't know yet if I use the border fabric or the civil war fabric. I'll have to audition it both ways if I get a second wind tonight. cw3.jpg I have the center sewn with border. I went with a pale molted yellow. The camera doesn't show the color all that great. I will attach the Carpenter's Wheel block by machine applique last.
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Looks fabulous!! Love the layout and the fabrics; it'll be perfect!

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Thanks for sharing this! Do show us when it is finished!
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