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Monday, July 20, 2020

Design Wall Monday - July 20, 2020

Good Morning Quilters!  Progress is being made this past week on my third Chimney Sweep/Album quilt for my Virginia group’s display next spring.  This third one is made of vintage fabric and I am admiring each square when it is completed.  Such pretty rich browns.  Here is the layout so far, but there are 11 more blocks to make and then assembly into a quilt top.  





The little baggies in the above picture have the block pieces I’ve re-cut from the old quilt top.  And here are close-ups of some of the beautiful old fabrics: 






The basket block hasn’t gotten too far this week, but it is started.  Here is my start on it:  




  

What are you doing?  Last week’s pictures were full of beautiful work.  I appreciate your links so much.  Please provide a link back to this post from somewhere in your blog post.   Thanks!




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17 comments:

  1. Beautiful rich browns in those fabrics. I like that vase on your newest embroidered block. Very elegant.

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  2. I like the bits of red mixed in with those brown fabric - nice!

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  3. Your vintage album blocks are looking wonderful. I can't remember if you are taking apart fabric and then using them in the same block or having to cut the fabric up. Your baggies of blocks makes a lot of sense. I'm going to copy that idea with a quilt I"m slowly working on getting the right fabric. I didn't know you have connections to Virginia. I'm curious which group will be having a spring display. Hope you have a great quilty week.

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  4. The vintage browns bring to mind rich and creamy chocolate bars!

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  5. Love the chocolate browns and love love the geometric block!!! Does it have a name?

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  6. I love how it looks on your rustic bed!!! Is it from Montana? I'm wondering what that style bed is called.

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  7. When you have a strong directional print -- like the alternate blocks for the album quilt -- do you deliberately orient the print? (I get a little OCD about such things.)

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  8. That will be one magnificent quilt, Judy. I love how you are giving new life to those gorgeous fabrics. Did you ever post a picture of the original top from which they were rescued?

    Lots of intriguing stuff on the design walls this morning ...

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  9. Gorgeous vintage fabrics, love those rich browns and your striped setting squares. Happy stitching on that unusual shaped vase!

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  10. Chimney Sweep is looking wonderful.

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  11. I love album blocks! I have a set of parts to make a quilt of this design. I should really pull them out and sew them together. I love the old fashioned feel of your fabrics.

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  12. Hi Judy, some of those fabrics are really cool! Good luck. It's coming along well.

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  13. Those are beautiful old fabrics and you are doing them justice with your piecing. Just beautiful.

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  14. I just love this quilt! The fabrics are gorgeous and it is one if my favorite blocks.

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  15. Love your progress! Today I worked on hand basting fabric over hexi shapes for about an hour, then had to quit, my hands hurt if I keep going more than an hour with hand work. So, on to other things!

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  16. You are gutsy to use stripes. They can be tricky!

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  17. Man do I love this!! Love the colors and the designs on the fabrics - its going to be outstanding!

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