Aqua/Turquoise: Saving The Best For Last

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Isn’t it always the case? You put off doing something for fear of failure. That is what was going on with me and my Aqua/Turquoise scrap blocks. I only had a few scraps and I knew it would be tough going trying to stretch them and make 24 blocks.

And then I got this in the mail. From my friend, Debra.

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Some really cool scrap pieces in there. Including turquoise. I used her scraps and some other pieces I found in my stash. Even found some charms I bought last year just sitting. I cut them into strips. They worked great.

So… this is the last color. And I am REALLY loving them. In fact, there isn’t an ugly one in the bunch. I had a tough time picking a favorite. I like all 24 of them.

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I took apart my “table cloth” quilt. Hubby said it looked like five table cloths. 😦 And now I have the strips separate, not doubled up. Still with black polka dot sashing between the colors.

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I am just about finished sewing the strips together. Then I have to decide on a border. Or no border. Probably yes, a border. And a pieced back.

Thanks much, Debra. I used all of the aqua and turquoise. Love the skulls with red roses fabric.

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8 comments on “Aqua/Turquoise: Saving The Best For Last

  1. KipperCat says:

    Beautiful! I could curl up under these in the dead of winter, and feel like I’m on a sunlit Caribbean beach.

  2. Margaret says:

    I am loving all these scraps you are putting together and I think the Aqua is my favorite. I would love to have a small lap quilt to put on my lap to cover my legs when sitting at the computer. I have arthritis, fibro, and nerve damage in my legs (neuropathy). Have you thought about making small lap size quilts? Crocheted ones we call lapghans and I have one and it’s very handy. Keep up the great work. You are so creative!

  3. Deb says:

    Wow! The turquoise ones are gorgeous! Glad I could contribute to them!

    The skulls and roses I think I actually have some very large scraps of that I kept- I made a late 40’s styled halter dress with full skirt out of that fabric ages ago and still wear it when I can. Its also featured of the pillow covers I made for our couch. They don’t match anything but each other though… lol.

  4. oh, I love those aqua and turquoise especially with a splash of red! Beautiful.

  5. Shan says:

    Oooooooo…I love the turquoise. You know that’s my favorite color! And I do like your revision of the jeweltone quilt. Beautiful!

  6. don_mae says:

    Hi everyone and thanks so much for your comments.

    I was really surprised how well these turned out. I don’t work much with turquoise but maybe I should. 😀

    I worked more on my quilt and am now adding the last border. It is turning out exactly how I pictured it. Photos soon.

  7. Lillian Dummer says:

    wonderful you are doing wonderful work great job.

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