Sunday, February 11, 2007

My work yesterday



I was pretty productive at my day long retreat yesterday. I finished 17 blocks. It went together very quickly. Big problem -- I do not have enough of the white on white background fabric. I thought I did......I guess I should have measured and calculated, but that is just too much like work. I think I can get more, I am going to be short only a small amount - maybe 3 blocks. I could calculate the amount I am going to be short - but that sounds too much like work!! But I will figure it out and hopefully my LQS has some in stock. I think it is a pretty common WOW pattern. I passed out little scraps at my retreat and I do have a bunch of quilters looking through their stash for me.

I think that the blocks are too big for a baby quilt. I think I would have done it in 2 inch square instead of 2 1/2, which is what was in the pattern. It is going to finish up at 55" by 55" (provided I find more WOW fabric!) But it is going to be a pretty quilt so maybe if I can find more fabric I will buy enough to make one in 2 inch squares as well -- since I still have a small mountain of 30's fabrics.
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18 comments:

  1. Pam - That is really going to be a pretty quilt. I really like the pattern. Good luck in finding more of the white. You sure do have quite the collection of 30"s prints.

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  2. You were very busy at the retreat. I hope you find the white you need. If not I would buy something close and go for it. I like quilts to be scrappy.

    The quilt I just posted using charm packs, I didn't cut the 5" squares. I will post a picture of the block so you can see how it went together.

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  3. Wow, you sure are a speedy piecer! That pattern is so pretty. Glad you had such a productive retreat and I really hope that you get more of the fabric.

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  4. It's going to be a very pretty quilt--I love those depression prints with the white. I hope you find more of the white; I had some but I used it all up on the pink squares for my LQS breast cancer quilts.

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  5. It is beautiful. I hope you find more background fabric. I know the feeling. I am looking for more background fabric for my AD blocks. I want to make 52 blocks and have fabric only for 40.

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  6. Hi, Pam! Your blocks are lovely! And you really must be a quick piecer to make 17 blocks in a day!I hope you find some more wow-fabric so you can finnish it! Looking forward to seeing it progress:-)

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  7. It's so nice! I hope you'll find again white fabric!
    I'm sure that you will find it! ciao, ciao

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  8. WOW, again ! This is really gonna be a VERY nice quilt ! Great job !

    Hugs & smiles,
    NADINE.

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  9. This is a really pretty quilt - I like the colors and the setting. I don't think it would matter much if you added a different WOW fabric if you couldn't find the same exact fabric. Just put it throughout the quilt, and say you planned it that way!

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  10. It's adorable, and great for a baby! Hope you can find the WoW print!

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  11. Love the quilt! Hope you find the WOW you are looking for!

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  12. Very pretty quilt blocks, looks like x's & o's :) Good luck finding your print! xoxo melzie

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  13. Very pretty - isn't it annoying when you are short just a little bit?? I was once short 6" x 10" and had to search a bunch of online sites and could only buy a yard.

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  14. It looks great - and babies grow. =)

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  15. How pretty...love the colours...good luck with finding the fabric!

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  16. Oh, that's looking absolutely adorable! So sweet!

    I love to pop in to see what you're up and will try to do better with a comment to let you know that I've been here! ;-) Thanks for visiting me, as well.

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  17. Oh I just remembered I didn't answer you question on wool felt. I buy all my wool on-line as the local stores don't have the hand-dye wool. I have 2 quilts all done in wool applique.

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