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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

halfway there

Hi everybody, I hope you're coping with the hot hot HOT weather without any problems - I went out for awhile Saturday and I was dragging when I came back inside.  Cooler today though!

I've been working on my slashed african 9-patches and I'm happy to report I'm halfway done - no dragging there!
This is a pile of 10 slashed 9-patches.  I decided on a 4x5 layout for this quilt, with each block trimmed down to 12-1/2 inches.

You know there always has to be one oddball in the group, and here it is:

When I made my first slash on this one, I made a mistake and slashed it top-to-side, rather than top-to-bottom.  To make it large enough, I had to add another slash and I was *this* close to tossing it out!  But look...

Trimmed down, it doesn't look too-too bad, right?  I think it's a keeper!

Here are six of the blocks on my design wall, just to see what they look like as a group:

For maximum variety I wanted some blocks to have two slashes, and some three.  I'll need to do some twisting, turning, and fancy shuffling when I do my final layout, but I think this will work as a throw!  It's different, anyway.

So that's 10 down, 10 more to go.  I'll make border decisions after they're all done, something with a small-scale pattern maybe?  We'll see.

I hope you've all been enjoying the Red, White and Blue blog hop, there are some great blocks being posted!  You can find the daily list on Jane's blog - http://janesfabrics.blogspot.com/    And here's the master list:  http://janesfabrics.blogspot.com/2012/05/redwhiteblue-blog-hop-schedule.html   Go forth and enjoy!

Sew forth and sew on


  1. Love your slashed blocks, I need to try that!

  2. This is already so exciting! The white strips against the bright colors of the African fabric just makes it dance. Can't wait to see it finished.

  3. Those blocks are going to make a great quilt!


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