Ragged Edges Quilt and New Back Idea


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As I was making the charity blocks for Margaret’s Hope Chest, I decided I wanted my own Ragged Edges Quilt. So I made duplicates in most cases where I had enough fabric.

I have to tell you, this project was a Labor of Love. One thing kept me going. I could see the potential for something pretty to blossom. An explosion of color. I used every fabric source in my craft room. Stash. Charm squares. Scraps. I searched high and low looking for anything I could use to make monochromatic blocks. It took me four (I repeat… FOUR!!) days to sort through everything and get the blocks sewn. I touched every scrap in my Scrap Bin and pulled out those that were at least 3 1/2″ square.

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Though it seemed to take forever… I enjoyed getting reacquainted with all the different scrap pieces and colors. I even took the time to put them in color order.

Just about every color is represented in my Ragged Edges quilt. It’s All In There.

Purple (lots of purple), pink, red, orange, blue, navy, wine, green, yellow, peach and aqua. I wasn’t so sure about mixing the darker colors with the bright rainbow colors but I think it works out OK. I am even thinking of using wine for the binding. To bring it all together.

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Counting the charity blocks and those for me, I made a total of 75 blocks. I am using 56 for my quilt. They are up on my design wall. Next I have to sew them in columns and then rows. I will let them stay up there for a day or two. So I can look at them. 😀

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The blocks I made for Margaret’s Hope Chest were mailed a few days ago.

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And I just found out the deadline was extended until August 20th. So there is still time if you want to make some blocks. Go here for the details.

http://margaretshopechest.blogspot.com/2012/07/prison-visit-tomorrow.html

http://margaretshopechest.blogspot.com/

http://margaretshopechest.blogspot.com/2012/06/end-of-summer-work-party-with-amanda.html

Join in if you can.  Thanks!!


Update on my Umbrella Quilt Top

The dust has settled. And a new idea for the back to my umbrella quilt has emerged. While still waiting for a 50% off coupon from JoAnn’s so I buy more purple fabric, I got to thinking. Maybe, just maybe, these might work.

White and lavender polka dots with the little bit of purple I have left. I think I can stretch the purple.

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Hope my “new” idea works. More details and photos to come.

OK, taking a break now.

What have you been doing? Do tell.


Linking up to…

http://conniekresin.blogspot.com/2012/08/linky-party-tuesday.html