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Iceblossom 01-20-2020 02:15 PM

I'm still working away putting my blocks together slowly... the hubby took today off work and we went thrift store shopping, Goodwill was having a huge MLK Jr Day sale. I'll have to admit to a few things in the Fabric Moratorium thread but not too bad... I had planned to spend all day today sewing, as he is about to leave for his bowling league but I think I'm just going to take a bubble bath and turn into a sloth, it's my magical ability.

QuiltingLawyer 01-20-2020 02:22 PM

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We had a wicked blizzard here this weekend but I just couldnít bring myself to work on this. Mostly because Iím a little unsure if I like the reveal or not.

So today I got myself together and got to work. It took about 4 hours to do 5 blocks.... thatís with everything already cut and ready to go. I am a live and let live quilter and usually just let mistakes go.... but with this pattern you really canít. You have to have things just so or it doesnít work. I will say that I turned the HST to make boxes instead of stars because I just like it better. And Iím really thinking Iím going to not set it on point.

What do you guys think?

Belfrybat 01-20-2020 02:55 PM

PeaceandJoy - love your colour combos.
QuiltingLawyer - your blocks are truly smashing.
I must have misunderstood the directions because mine are coming out with all darker or all lighter. I guess I need to re-read -- or not. I'm not sure I'm going to use the pieced sashing. Maybe put them on-point with something like broken dishes in-between, since I have many HST that I'm not going to use on the border. Or some other calming block spaced in between. I just realised I do this almost every year with Bonnie's mysteries. I get to the reveal, love Bonnie's version but not my own, so change to something easier.

tallchick 01-20-2020 03:01 PM


Originally Posted by QuiltingLawyer (Post 8353128)
We had a wicked blizzard here this weekend but I just couldn’t bring myself to work on this. Mostly because I’m a little unsure if I like the reveal or not.

So today I got myself together and got to work. It took about 4 hours to do 5 blocks.... that’s with everything already cut and ready to go. I am a live and let live quilter and usually just let mistakes go.... but with this pattern you really can’t. You have to have things just so or it doesn’t work. I will say that I turned the HST to make boxes instead of stars because I just like it better. And I’m really thinking I’m going to not set it on point.

What do you guys think?

I really love your blocks and color way! I think either way it will look amazing! I am only doing one block a day once I have a few other things off my plate because of all the little piece work each one will take.

SusieQOH 01-20-2020 03:16 PM

Quilting Lawyer- those blocks are gorgeous!!!!!! Keep going!!

Tweety2911 01-20-2020 03:34 PM

Beautiful blocks peaceandjoy and QuiltingLawyer! I love seeing the different variations of colors on FB also. I think I will only do one block a day to keep myself from making any unwanted mistakes. Enjoying the process. I have finished the tops of two other mysteries while I was working on this one. When my longarm returns from being serviced I plan on quilting those while working on Frolic. Having so much fun and enjoying all your posts.

armybandvet 01-20-2020 03:39 PM

Love your colors Quilting Lawyer! And I like the blunted corner, pieced snowball-ish thing happening with the sash and 4 patches with the HSTs turned opposite. My description is terrible! The blocks are lovely and I think they'd be nice either way you decide to set them.

WMUTeach 01-20-2020 04:34 PM


Originally Posted by peaceandjoy (Post 8353071)
I swear I did not struggle this much with delivering either of our daughters. Okay, I had really easy deliveries, but still...

My first block was going together great. Except one row was sewn on upside down. Figures, as every single point had just fallen into place! Ripped it off, turned it around, sewed back on. I swear, one of the points took 3 tries to get it on. Grrr...

I think I can handle one a day. Going to have to figure out how to improve that, as I don't want this hanging around for a month, I want it done so I can move on to other things, lol!

Remember your name, Peaceandjoy! I would be happy with one a day, but I don't have that many days to lolly gag around with a demanding quilt. I will have to work faster or just admire the efforts of others. By the way, I so like the blue with the swirls so much. I have it in green, orange and a deeper blue. My are all scraps from 108 wide backing that I got in Shipshewana, Indiana.

wildyard 01-20-2020 06:06 PM

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I'm having to take a break from Frolic to work on 2 comfort quilts. Finished this top yesterday and will layer and quilt it tomorrow. Today I had doc appt., errands and the gym. Here is the top I made around an orphan applique block that was gifted to me by a generous board member!

pennycandy 01-20-2020 06:13 PM

Nice blocks everyone! I like the individual block but find the quilt too busy. I would have to surround the block with sashing to tone it down.


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