Wednesday, November 09, 2011

WIP Wednesday 11/9/2011

I went on a personal quilting retreat by the ocean last week. While I was away I worked blocks for Cathy’s Southwest, my current quilt. Last night I finished the red/gold Diamond in a Square blocks and tonight I finished the purple/turquoise ones, a total of 32 blocks.

Also tonight I began working on Economy Patch blocks, a fancier version of Diamond in a Square. I should have those 16 blocks finished this weekend.

25 comments:

  1. lots of work! And yeah- great colors

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  2. Sounds like a lot of work!

    Mary
    http://www.quiltgenius.com

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  3. I need a personal retreat! What a great idea!

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  4. I really like the diamond in a square block!

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  5. I went poking around your blog to see if I could find out more info on this quilt and I found the picture of the layout, very cool! That's going to be one bold quilt when it's finished!

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  6. mmmm, a personal quilting retreat by the ocean, sounds heavenly!

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  7. These are great blocks, and I can see the nautical influence!

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  8. Very nice, I love how bold and graphic the blocks look so far!

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  9. I found the layout too. Very nice.

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  10. Good luck with getting all those blocks done!

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  11. Those blocks are so graphic, I love them. A personal quilting retreat by the ocean sounds divine!

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  12. Nothing like a retreat to get things going :)

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  13. 32 blocks done and another 16 by the end of the weekend? You're my hero!

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  14. Those blocks look great in the solids! (And I'm a sucker for red-and-gold colours.) Nice work. :)

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  15. Wow, that will keep you busy! What is the finished block size on them? They look small. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Thanks, everyone, for the many compliments. A Girl: the blocks, actually block units, are supposed to be 4" finished, but with my imperfect 1/4" seam they are probably going to be more like 3.75" finished. The completed quilt is supposed to be 61.5" square, but will probably be a few inches smaller than that.

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  17. I've pretty much been taking a personal quilting retreat at home this past week or so. I've just kept sewing and sewing no matter what else was going on around me.

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  18. I bet quilting by the ocean is totally relaxing!! I can hear the waves now :)

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  19. A retreat by the ocean. How wonderful. I like the solids.

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  20. Cute little blocks! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

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  21. O love the use of bright colors, very nicely done on the matching on your blocks too!

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