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Monday, January 11, 2010

Basket Weave Rainbow

Basket Weave
Basket Weave Rainbow

It has taken me longer than I expected to create these blocks, though I guess it has really only been a 4 day project so far. These blocks are a little tedious to make and we are currently in the middle of a heat wave which has made some of the processes (ironing) less than appealling.

I cut 2" strips from my fat quarters and then pieced them together, which were then cut into three blocks each. I had previously cut into some of my fabric so for the purple in particular I had to be creative with my cutting to get out the maximum number of blocks.

I now have between 18 and 24 of each colour, however I need a large area to place them out. I currently have a sick hen taking up my spare corner in my sewing room. Hopefully she can go back out when the cool change hits and then I can spread out on the floor because the kitchen table isn't big enough.

6 comments:

Margaret @ Konstant Kaos said...

It looks great, but so much work! Can't wait to see it finished.

free indeed said...

It's looking wonderful so far! I don't know that I'd have enough fabrics in the same color family/value to do this...well, maybe the greens :) I love greens!

Metanoia said...

I can't wait to get this together and see what it looks like then. I had 2 of each colour and bought another of each to make it work. I went through a lot of black too. I am really loving brights with black at the moment.

pacificpatchwork said...

Wow, your quilt is gorgeous! Can't wait to see it all together! Love the paper doll blocks too. Thanks for sharing!

Metanoia said...

Thanks pacificpatchwork. I spent a few hours today laying it all out on the floor properly. Might start sewing it together tonight.

em's scrapbag said...

I really like this design. The colors are lovely.