Saturday, January 17, 2015

Bath Day!


I finished the third block from the Benjamin Biggs block of the month.  The quilt is a reproduction block of the month pattern from "Just Takes Two" (Gay Bomers and Brenda Papadakis).  They provide a block pattern each month for free and then the blocks are available for purchase on their website.  The program started last January (2014) so block #13 is currently available.  You can also find them on Facebook - search for Just Takes 2.  I promised myself that I would make at least one grand red and green applique quilt and fell in love with this one when I saw it so I'll keep plugging away.  Let's see...3 blocks per year...25 blocks...I'll be finished with the blocks in about 8-1/2 years.  And then there are the borders.  And the quilting.  Oh well...

 

16 comments:

  1. I say, Great quilts cannot be rushed! Nice block.

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  2. Isn't it beautiful! You did a great job :) I'm still looking for the perfect reds and greens - are you using different/scrappy fabrics?

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  3. No matter how long you take it will be a beautiful quilt in the end.

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  4. Beautiful...........be the odd one out and not rush, take your time and enjoy! Seems as quilters we are rushing to the next project, well I know I am!

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  5. Don't worry how long it takes - it is beautiful! I love all the fabrics you are using and the fabric on your berries makes them glow :)

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  6. Your block is lovely. Take your time and enjoy!

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  7. Your applique is perfection - what a beautiful block! Just keep going!

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  8. Un magnifique bloc!
    Le tissus blanc met en valeur les colories des appliqués.

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  9. Lovely block, you'll have a beautiful quilt one day even if it does take time.

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  10. beautiful and the long ones are always always worth it!

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  11. What a beautiful block!
    Your quilt will be stunning no matter when it's finished!

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  12. It is a beautiful quilt, am printing out the blocks each month for some day.... I have a question though: do you wash the blocks (picture) when they are finished? I have never seen that before. I never pre-wash my fabrics anymore, that is why I am asking. If you wash the blocks separately do you do that the see if the fabrics bleed, before you make the whole quilttop? And do you pre-wash your batting and backing as well then? Thank you in advance for the info.

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  13. Beautiful work. Just like Phyllis, I am curious as to why you are washing a solo block? Is it for the reasons that Phyllis mentioned?

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  14. I love your fabric in this block- the cherries especially. I've missed a few BBWQ months here and there but am slowly but surely catching up.

    So happy to find another quilter working on this quilt- thanks for sharing!

    Hugs, Jo :)

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