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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Clearing of the living room floor

Did I tell you I love those blue and white SBS swap blocks? Scince they arrived on Friday, they have been lying on the living room floor for me to admire and play with - and Sunday I just had to start stitching them together *lol* This is what they look like now, after doing some stitching Sunday, last night and tonight:

I have sewn together 59 blocks, all fifty I received from my swap partners and nine of my own, set on point with 1" white/cream sashings, blue corner stones, and white/cream setting triangles. It is now a fair size lap quilt, perfect size to have on the sofa on those cold winter nights. I'm not quite sure where I want to take it from here... I want some sort of pieced blue border - not to big - but don't know what pattern to choose... so i'm putting it in the sewing basket while I take a time-out in the think tank :o)

Hope you are having fun these days too!
Sincerely, Anne Ida

31 comments:

May K said...

I looks beautiful the way you put it together! I have allways liked quilts with blocks on point,and for this quilt it looks perfect! It is so light and delicate. Good luck with your thinking!

meggie said...

I love the way you have put it together, it is just lovely.

Lisa D. said...

That is just stunningly beautiful - wow! Amazing.

dot said...

All I can say is beautiful. This quilt is just beautiful. You certainly are going to enjoy it.

Vicki W said...

It's simply stunning! I love the sashing treatment.

Rose Marie said...

My word .... this is stunning!

Jeanne said...

It's gorgeous! You did a wonderful job of setting the blocks.

Sharon said...

WOW that is one beautiful quilt you have there.

May Britt said...

WOW....its so beautiful. I remember you visited the quiltshop in Elverum looking for blue fabrics.

Andrea said...

I am just going to give you my address so you can send this to me immediately. How did you know my birthday is coming up - lol !! This is absolutely gorgeous !

Rose said...

Sweetie, it looks fantastic!!! u have my address dont u, to send it to me?? lol and now i know what borders ur going with, i just cant wait to see it all finished!!!
Hugs xxx

Jane Weston said...

It's beautiful and I love all the blues! Setting it on point is very effective too. thanks for sharing.

Elin said...

This is just beautiful! You've had a lot of work with the cornerstones, you must be a very patient person...

The Chicken Lady said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! That's about all I can say! :)

Butterfly said...

That was just wonderfully gorgeous!! Fantastic job!!! Love it!!!

Hugs!!

Sølvi said...

Å den der bli bare sååååå nydelig. Blått og hvitt er alltid fint, men denne tar kaka

Floss said...

Wow, it looks fantastic. Like how the blocks are set on point.

Patti said...

What an absolutely spectacular collection of blocks! I love the blue and white color scheme - so fresh and clean looking. Like summer skies and white clouds. Sylvia would love it I'm sure LOL! Your swap partners really came through for you. Can hardly wait to see how you are going to finish the top.

Guðrún said...

Wow this is just the right way to put the blocks together, the cornerstones and putting them on point is just great.

paula, the quilter said...

O my. How beautiful! I've said it before, but I love blue and white.

shelley in michigan said...

OH, MY, OH, Anne Ida!! Your quilt top is absolutely gorgeous!! You have captured those blocks perfectly! It is beautiful!

Debi said...

So beautiful Anne Ida. Oh how I love that top the color are stunning.

Dawn said...

WOW! It is wonderful!

Wendy said...

Fabulous blocks. What a neat idea you did with the sashing, really shows off the blocks.

Annelies said...

This cann't be true. You are so fast. They look beautiful in the setting you gave them !

CONNIE W said...

Congratulations on the quilt project, it's beautiful and your dedication to completing all the blocks shows. Great job!

Quilty said...

Wow, it's sooo beautiful!!!

Sweet P said...

That is one gorgeous quilt. I love it.

Suze said...

Oh, thank you so much for sharing your quilt. As I mentioned to you once before, I have the fabrics to make it in shade of cream and peach but never had the courage to attempt it. Having seen your blue one, I realize I was on the right track.

Hanne said...

What a lovely quilt you have put together Anne Ida!

Nan said...

You did a marvelous job of laying out this quilt - it is amazing!!