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What’s On My Design Wall July 22, 2013

Posted by Pam in KC in Uncategorized.
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This past weekend I’ve spent playing in my Orphan Block Box – It has gone from this:

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To this:

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Sort of.

Up on my design wall I’ve put all of the black and bright blocks plus the bright blocks.

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Clearly it needs some work.  I have no idea what I’m going to do with those border pieces…well an idea is forming in my head…. Some of the blocks are new – made with parts and pieces I found in the box. This is a work in progress. I don’t know if this will be a new quilt or a backing for something else.  It simply hasn’t told me yet.

But there are more pieces kicking around the sewing room. This is the easier bit of what needs to be trimmed & pinned together.

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Then there is this:

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Strips sewn into strip sets for other quilts, a couple of Dresden plates waiting to be turned (no, I have no desire to finish them) and a few other bits and pieces sewn together.  Even so, everything shown so far could fit back into the box. It’s amazing how much more you can get stuff somewhere when it’s neat stacked.  There’s just one problem.

This pile:

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It’s the pile of blocks which came out of the box that are not on the wall. There are a few new blocks in the stack made from bits and pieces I found in the box. There is a good start of another top/backing in that stack. But I’ve gotten side-tracked.

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I found 52 3″ squares – 8 are already sewn together which I’ll take apart to fill in on the right.  I think I’m going to make this a little wall hanging — 15 x 20.  These are leftover pieces from a quilt I made one of my great-nieces.  I found 9 strips of string piecing from the same time frame — I’m not sure how many blocks that would get me — but I’d have to use a different background — I’ve long since used the rest of this and have no idea what it was.

So, my sewing room is still turned upside down, but I’ve had fun playing in my box to see what treasures I’ve found.

To see what other’s have been working on, check out the links over at Patchwork Times.

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Comments

1. Mary C in WA - July 22, 2013

Very eclectic combination of blocks. Looks like all sizes, parts and pieces. Have fun playing on your Wall this week.

2. Bonnie in Virginia - July 22, 2013

I keep thinking of mixing and matching odd ball blocks and pieces of blocks. But my blocks and pieces are all over the studio. Eventually I’m going to stash them all in one place and then I can play with them. I do like the string blocks. Looks great.


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