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Thursday, May 5, 2011

My 1880's Sampler blocks to date...


These are the blocks I've created so far for Cheryl's 1880's Sampler sew-along.
At first I thought I would try to replicate the fabric colors in the original quilt as closely as possible. After laying out the first 9 blocks - I changed my mind.

I love Jo Morton fabrics and have decided to add more warmth to some of these blocks. I've chosen some FQ's in spicy tones of nutmeg, mustard & pumpkin.
Below is a picture of my 4 newly completed blocks in the series. In Steps to the Altar - I've added a dash of pumpkin and really love how warm the block looks.


every quilt tells a story...

13 comments:

  1. Just beautiful Doreen ! WOW! Nutmeg , mustard & pumpkin Hmmmmmmm Your quilt blocks are really coming along !

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  2. Oh, these do warm it up! Have you given thought to the color you will use for the sashing...still the pink or something from the new colors? I also love to make something my own!

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  3. You are doing a great job on the blocks. I made the first two and just haven't had time for any more. I am doing so much applique.

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  4. These all looks so perfectly pieced. I'm in awe. And someday you need to help be figure out how to post a progress chart like you have for the CW blocks. I saw instructions once somewhere but never could get it to work.

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  5. Wow Doreen, you are a machine, all those blocks made as well as the CW ones. I like your colour choices, the names make me think of pumpkin soup.

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  6. I love the new colours you have added!!! I love the scrappy look anyway! The blocks look really good together!!!

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  7. oh these look so wonderful, and why haven't I done any yet???
    i need to get going!
    so pretty. love your fabric choices
    Kathie

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  8. oh these look so wonderful, and why haven't I done any yet???
    i need to get going!
    so pretty. love your fabric choices
    Kathie

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  9. Wow, those are fabulous and I love the pop of pink!

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  10. Oh Doreen...Those blocks are so pretty! I love how have incorporated the pink. Gives them that "wow" factor.
    I hope you enjoyed a lovely Mother's Day! and "Nana" day. Little Alexander is so precious...

    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Nancy

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  11. Your blocks are amazing...

    Love the pink.

    Christine

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  12. Wonderful blocks, I like them!! And thanks for your comment!!
    Greetings from Regina

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  13. Just beautiful, I think the nutmeg is a great choice. and the pink adds a nice touch..Ilove pink :).

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