RSC15 week 31

FOUND IN MY STASH

I was happy to learn that indigo is the color for August.  I collect antique quilts and am interested in learning about natural dyes used in the past.  Barbara Brackman’s excellent posts about old colors has been a great education for me.  I recommend checking out her blog, Civil War Quilts. (Sorry, I have not yet been able to link up with others on my posts.)  
  After hunting through my stash I found this group of indigo batiks. I like the playfulness of some, which will go well with my balloon blocks.

I think I’m becoming a real quilter.   All of a sudden I have three WIPs.  The photo below shows the first step in making blocks for a D9P.  It is a surprise for a friend, who truly deserves the comfort of a quilt.  I had some charm packs on hand and found out that these contain her favorite colors.

I am also helping another friend to design her own table runner, using a nice packet of Bali Snaps in her favorite colors.  I also have one Project Linus flimsy which needs to be backed and quilted.  So I am trying to put in some daily time on these projects, and I’m now looking forward to that each day.  One more thing is dreaming up a plan for a girl quilt using Cyndy’s giveaway fat quarters.
   Thanks to all of you for your hints, help and encouragement.  You are such a great bunch!
I link up here at RSC15 and at Sew Cute Tuesday.  

10 thoughts on “RSC15 week 31

  1. Of course, you're a REAL quilter!!! How's the granddaughter quilt coming? It looks like you have a nice bunch of INDIGO bits for your Balloon Blocks. Good luck with your D9P for a friend… SEW sweet of you!!

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  2. not sure what you mean re a real quilter as you make some lovely things and not from a pattern but you are also designing. I am not a blue person but your blocks look lovely. I have 4 quilts in the flimsy stage now and 3 in the all blocks made stage just need sewing together!I put the flimsies on my blog to shame myself into layering them up etc but it has not worked!

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  3. The D9P block was my first bee exchange. I think they chose it because it was a simple block and I was a new quilter – seriously, they had to teach me about a quarter-inch seam! That said, the blocks were fun to make, and great fun to play with once they were cut up. This is a great project to get you going, and I look forward to seeing your progress with it!

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