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Roadwork and Blossom.

Posted on | October 6, 2010 | 2 Comments

Strange combination – roadwork and blossom.

Roadwork first. I started the quilt using the Little Hot Rod fabric from South Seas Imports. Like many fabric companies they have patterns for many of their ranges. This was the one I used to start the quilt – here. It was very quick to put together as all the panels are printed and only straight seams required. I wanted to lengthen the quilt so at first I added a red strip. But it made the blue panels look disjointed.

So I simply undid the seams and swapped the top and bottom pieces over.

I think it looks better like this. Now to decide if there should be an outside border and what to use if I do. This is one of the many reasons I like digital cameras – because you can take pics and compare different settings for your quilts.

Now for blossom. Like many others I am enjoying our Spring and although my garden does not have a lot in it, there are still lovely things happening.

Just a little sample.

2 Responses to Roadwork and Blossom.

  • charmaine says: I am loving the blossom at the moment. Great idea with the camera and quilts I will give that ago. Good choice of materials for the quilt. Is it a gift? Charmaine
  • Vivian says: Oh someone beat me to it. I was laying in bed one night thinking about my son (now grown) playing with his hot wheels on a car mat. I had the thought of how great it would be to make a quilt with roads and buildings (just like the rug he used to have) that parents could just fold up and take with them. But, I see someone has already made a fabric line and beat me to it. I don't have grandchildren yet, but I may have to buy some of that fabric to put back for a grandson.
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