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Red And green Mixed Blocks.

Posted on | September 6, 2016 | 11 Comments

A mixture of reds, greens and creams has led to this quilt.

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I had been wanting to make blocks which were scrappy and could use fabrics from my stash. I was originally working on blocks for two separate quilts, but realised with a little tweaking I could combine them into one larger quilt.

I started off making these stars after seeing Raewyn making them for a colour challenge. Here is the link to Raewyn’s post about making these stars.

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I made them in red and green.

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They work really well as stash busters. Thanks, Raewyn, for the inspiration.

The other blocks are strips and squares that look a bit like steps.

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I was able to use a good variety of fabrics in these blocks. I saw this block at Beyond Sock Monkeys and loved the idea of using Christmas colours. Here is the link.

Lots of different block combinations followed.

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Once I realised I could combine the blocks I decided to add black sashing and cream corner stones.

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The layout was organised with alternating blocks but also with the red stars on the diagonal from corner to corner and the green stars in the middle on each edge.

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The border and binding are in the same fabric as the sashing.

I found a suitable wideback for the backing and sent it all away to my LAQ. We chose a pattern with loops and stars which seemed appropriate when looking at the patterns in many of the fabrics.

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This quilt has ended up being 70 X 70 inches and looks lovely spread across the bed.

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It has been good to be able to enjoy some time outside and be able to take photos in the sun.

Spring has been sneaking quietly into the garden and the weeds are pulling out easily while the soil is soft and damp. Very unusual for around here.

Have a great week in your part of the world.

Cheers, Karen

 

 

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