Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Snip.Sew.Send. ~ November for Gretchen

Gretchen, these are on the way to you. Gretchen had asked for 2". 3.5", 6.5" and 9.5" blocks to make her own quilt like these. Like everyone else in the bee has said these were addictively fun. My measuring sucks, apparently, because I tried to make a 9.5" block, but couldn't work it out. Also the bottom right one is only 6" (I didn't have strips long enough to go around to make it large enough). Maybe she can use it as a base for a 9.5" block? I also tried twice to make a 2" block. Disastrous.

Surprisingly I really liked how the fabrics worked together. Surprising because if Gretchen had just told me about the color palette I would have thought she was crazy. I think the brown, orange and teal look so cozy and inviting together. My favorite is the top left and the small brown and teal one. This will be an awesome quilt.

I have had my Snip.Sew.Send. quilt top and back finished for about two months but just haven't put aside the hours I'll need to baste it. It will be a full/queen sized. Yikes! =]


Kris said...

I love the blocks! I can't wait to see yours all quilted up when you get to it!

Zonnah said...

I love the fabrics you picked to go with hers!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

These turned out so beautifully! Can you imagine how much time it is going to take to piece these? Yikes!

Have you ever sent your big quilts to be basted by a long-armer? I'm going to do that next time and then I'll quilt it. Can't wait to see it!