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80 Blocks...

Efemera

80 Blocks...
« on: October 11, 2020, 18:54:33 PM »
80 blocks ready to be sewn together....

mudcat

Re: 80 Blocks...
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2020, 20:00:21 PM »
That'll look great when it's done.  What color will the border be?

Efemera

Re: 80 Blocks...
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2020, 21:08:10 PM »
No border... red binding I think.

Acorn

Re: 80 Blocks...
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2020, 21:27:44 PM »
Wow, that's lovely!  You don't sit around, do you!!
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Lilian

Re: 80 Blocks...
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2020, 22:14:48 PM »
That is really good, I like blocks without sashing in between.  I have a lot of FQs and am thinking of doing something with stripes.  What size are the blocks?  :) :vintage:
Willing but not always able :)

Efemera

Re: 80 Blocks...
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2020, 08:14:01 AM »
They’re 6x6 inches...

Renegade Sewist

Re: 80 Blocks...
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2020, 09:25:04 AM »
@Efemera spectacular!  How did you piece them? I think I'd enjoy something like this. Was it scraps, strips, etc? I noticed the "white" from corner to corner across the middle but I need a little guidance. Any would be greatly appreciated.  :hug:

Efemera

Re: 80 Blocks...
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2020, 10:14:44 AM »
@Renegade Sewist They’re all scraps cut into 1” and 11/4”. The white strips are 11/4”. Just start with the white strip, lay it on a 61/2” square rule diagonally to get the size and sew random strips getting about 1” shorter each time either side until it’s wide enough to cover the square, press then cut off the excess

Renegade Sewist

Re: 80 Blocks...
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2020, 19:05:32 PM »
Thank you @Efemera. It hadn't registered how teensy weeny the strips would be even though you had said six inches.  :faints:

I especially like the diagram.

sewingj

Re: 80 Blocks...
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2020, 19:25:03 PM »
I know nothing about patchwork but that looks absolutely mind blowing to me!  What will you do with it when it is finished?
Attempting to be a Tailor of Gloucester

Efemera

Re: 80 Blocks...
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2020, 20:43:37 PM »
I know nothing about patchwork but that looks absolutely mind blowing to me!  What will you do with it when it is finished?

Shove it in a cupboard.....

Renegade Sewist

Re: 80 Blocks...
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2020, 20:49:31 PM »
Shove it in a cupboard.....

 :dance:  :laughing:

Yes, this. ⬆️  I have an old oak armoire that became a sewing cupboard. My goal is to eventually fill most of it with quilts. At that point I will stop quilting.