Friday, July 27, 2012

Crown Blocks

When I made my last appearance I had these Crown blocks on the design wall:


My original plan was to make 36 blocks and then add a checkerboard border of the same black and white prints. As I approached the 36th block I stared doing the math for the checkerboard. It rapidly got so complicated that I finally decided to just make more Crowns to get closer to the sixty inches I was shooting for. I had to go out and buy more black and white prints - oh darn! - in order to maintain the variety of prints I wanted.



In the end, making 49 blocks wasn't as tedious as it sounded when I was first considering this project. They go together pretty quickly even though they look a little involved.


The current plan is to frame the blocks with a narrow border of one of the whiter prints and then bind the quilt with black. So far I have the blocks sewn into rows...


And of course I'm cutting patches for my six inch Shoo Fly blocks out of the leftovers!


While this has been going on I have also been working on the challenge for the La Conner Quilt Museum. It's looking a little iffy as to whether I'll make the deadline or not. Even if I miss the deadline I intend to donate the finished product to the Museum for them to sell out of the gift shop.

Oh, and I have sewn the chevron blocks into a top since my last post too. I don't have a picture of it yet however. It was going to be a quilt for Foster Care but now I'm thinking I'll send the top (and maybe fabric for the back if I have something appropriate) to Phoenix Quilts for one of the victims of the recent wildfires in the western states. Do you have a quilt or a top you could send? Or maybe you could make a donation for batting; there's a handy-dandy Paypal button at the top of Phoenix Quilts' blog page. ;- )

1 comment:

  1. You're not just talking to yourself! I was just clicking through the next blog button, and I stumbled across your blog. I've never really paid too much attention to quilts and quilting, my grandmother has a few quilts, but she does not make them herself. That being said, I find your quilts very attractive and, since I appreciate all forms of art as well as the effort required to make them, expect to see me back here and commenting on your blog!

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