Tuesday, 28 June 2016

new blocks-old idea


Today I've been making up a few new blocks combining checks & florals together, an idea I've wanted to try for ages. These are LeeAnn inspired 1/4 log cabin blocks. I'm trying to sticking to a limited palette and using an assortment of mr D's old work shirts, along with fabrics from my stash. It's a bit quirky, or maybe mismatched, anyway, I'm loving it so far...










... and I think I'll keep going!
Linking up to "sewcuteTuesday' here this week
and for show & tell with Lorna over here

14 comments:

  1. Yea! I'm liking it so far too!! Aren't they fun to make?

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  2. Bonnie Hunter would be so proud of you...
    Looking forward to the next step.
    Hugs,
    Preeti.

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  3. Very cool - I love plainds/checks popped in with other fabrics :-) [And thanks for the link to LeeAnn's blog too - it looks like another interesting one to follow...!]

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  4. This will make an interesting quilt top once you are done. I expect that the darker stripes will create drama and movement. I am looking forward to seeing more of your project.

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  5. I've always loved quarter log cabins and using old shirts for the fabric is a brilliant idea!

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  6. I am curious to see more! The plaid has me wondering what the final outcome will be!

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  7. I am liking it too. I made some floral mug rugs with check binding last month and liked the combo so well I decided I might try it in a bigger form. On my long to try list. Debbie

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  8. Loving this classic style block with your wonderful mix of fabrics.:)

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  9. Every fabric looks wonderful with checks and plaids thrown into the mix! Looks so vintage so far.

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  10. Love checks and florals together! It's going to be a great quilt!

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  11. The checks and florals look great together, do you make large blocks and cut into four or make each one individually?

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  12. I think 'quirky' is fun and I would definitely keep going! It will be fun to see the final quilt top and the way those checks work together.

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  13. I'm loving your fabric choices for these fun blocks. Mismatched works so well.

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