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Thursday, March 8, 2007

First 50

Just checking in quickly to show you something a bit more interesting than my ironing board; the first ready and trimmed 50 of my hour glass blocks:



After they have been trimmed they are 4 1/4" square. And I counted while ironing - there are 303 of them, which means these pictures really isn't really representative of the final result. I have been playing a lot with the thought of how to set them, and I have far from made up my mind. Any ideas? I'd apreciate all suggestions, and all opinions on the alternatives posted here as well! I have a dark honney coloured fabric with some rust roses and a dark blue I have been thinking of incorporating as well - as some sort of borders. Well se...

16 comments:

Diana said...

I love the colors in your blocks. They are so deliciously scrappy! You could do a 3 x 3 block with the pieced blocks and use your honey fabric for solid setting squares (all the more room for some fancy quilting).

Or, just keep playing with it--you'll find something you love!

Dawn said...

Oh they look beautiful! YOu all are going to make me want to start one.... no... must finish other projects first.....

The Chicken Lady said...

I like the one on the right. Where the darks are alternated. Beautiful fabrics. Were those charms?

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Wow, those look great. I like the one on the right; no wait, I like the one on the left, NO wait, I like the one on the right LOL. I like them both! :-)

Suze said...

I could pick out a couple of fabrics that I have. They came in a BOM that I get. You are going to have a stupendous quilt..........

lappemor said...

Oh it will be beautiful! I love the scrappy look of it, you must be having lots of fun with this one.

Wendy said...

Your blocks are great, I like both! Play around until you find an arrangement that you love.

Patti said...

Anne, these turned out so neat! What marvelous reproduction fabrics! This makes for an old, antique looking quilt - just what I love. Both layouts look great but I'm partial to the one on the right - the way I'm going to set mine together. I just think there is more movement from block to block to carry the eye around the quilt. In the left picture my eyes just go from side to side but not up and down. In the right picture my eyes wander all over the surface of the quilt.

meggie said...

What fun. I think you should have a play with them, & it will come to you.

Rose said...

Love those fabrics Anne!!! i like the layout on the right (its seems busier, more to look at!!) but either one will make a wonderful quilt to treasure!!
Im delighted u found of copy of the Angel quilt.....i think the book is goregous and i love reading the little stories of the angels....cant wait to see what u make from it in the future.
Happy quilting!!!

Leigh said...

I love the colors, you are going to have a lovely quilt. There is so much you can do with hourglass blocks. Look forward to seeing the end result.

Marcie said...

Isn't it amazing what simplicity offers? I love It! Makes me want to dive right in and start making hourglass blocks.

Nina In Norway said...

Wow! They are georgeous! And welcome to Stoffbytteklubben.

swooze aka Suzette said...

I want to do this quilt too. Have you tried a mixture of the two settings? a 2x2 in each way maybe with a sash in between?

Mary said...

I normally set my hourglass blocks like your 2nd photo but I do really like the first one too.

The baby quilt is so sweet. I'm sure the parents will love it.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

You love the same sort of fabrics as me. They look great - so rich and beautiful.