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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Friday Night Sew In Report

I wasn’t overly productive last night, but I did manage to finish my first block for the postage stamp quilt.  Since I’m participating in this swap of two inch postage stamp squares, I figured I’d better start putting them together.  Ta-da…

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Please don’t look too closely at the paint peeling off the side of the house.  This is our first sunny day in a month so I decided to take advantage of the natural light for a photo.

I’m thinking of putting my blocks together with sashing in a colour like this.

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What do you think? 

I won a $20 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop from Jen during the Table Topper blog hop which has now been put to good use.  I ordered a bit of a darker purple to try out – and I also ordered a Kona colour card so I can check out all the hues.

There are 100 squares in this block and I have 1500 charms currently.  With another 500 I can make a double bed size quilt.

It is Christmas Quilt Along day, hosted by Lynn today.  I haven’t started any Christmas Quilting yet, but I still have time.  DH has gone with a friend to move our sailboat from its current mooring over to nearby.  It is a thirty-something trip by water.  They may be here tonight, or may stay out overnight.  So my evening is my own. 

Hope you are all having a lovely summer, or winter, day.

Janet

16 comments:

  1. Love the postage stamps.. and your corners meet just perfectly....
    Hugz

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  2. All of those little squares look so cute. Enjoy your evening.

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  3. Amazing patience, Jan! All those tiny squares - it will be fabulous finished. And I love the purple sashing...purple is a personal fav of mine at the moment :)

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  4. all those little blocks are just mind boggling.
    Love them.
    good that you managed to enjoy some sunshine.

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  5. I do love postage stamp quilts but don't think I'll ever be patient enough to make one. What you've put together looks perfect. Amazing pictures. Just breathtaking.

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  6. Purple, the best for the sashing, it sets off the blocks so well. A whole lot of hours in the making, and lovely to hang it outside to get the best light for a photo.looking at the quilt, I would not even see the paintwork. Cheers from Jean

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  7. The postage stamps look great. I think I'd go for the sashing to give the eye a place to rest from all that clourful goodness!

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  8. I like the sashing and the color you have chosen. Love the look of the postage stamp block. I know there are several postage stamp swaps now and what a wonderful way to use up your scraps!

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  9. Well done.. Nice sashing you chose too.
    My postage stamp is STILL in the box.....

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  10. Great work Janet , there is so much patience in those postage stamp blocks getting all of the seams to line up.
    I do love the plum for the border it will work beautifully with this design.

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  11. Wonderful block Janet. Those squares are so small and the seams match perfectly. Well done!

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  12. I love the colour you have shown for the sashing. I think it's a good idea to separate the blocks like that as it will give the eye somewhere to rest in between looking at all the fabrics in each block.

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  13. I think the color would be lovely for the sashing ,wow those are tiny blocks .It is gorgeous !

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  14. you could use ssshings of different wow colors for each block instead of just one color... beautiful stitching... I spent all day yesterday cutting charms and still have a lot to cut... guess I better get off my blog reading and start some more cutting...cutting... cutting

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  15. Sorry I've not been over for a visit for a while but I've made a cup of tea and I;m going to sit and catch up on all you've been doing.

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  16. Beautiful block! Love the scrappiness of the tiny squares...Thanks for helping me with the trial linky party! It seems to be working well, and I appreciate your help!

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