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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

New, Part 2

The other new project I started is an appliqué project from Just Takes 2. It's a free download every month and at the end you will have a gorgeous copy of an antique quilt. 
It may take me a couple of years but if I make one block a month it seems doable. 
I did reduce my block size down from 16 inches to 12 inches. The original blocks and quilt seemed to big, for me anyhow. 
I've gone with a reproduction look but I have added cheddar. Every block will have those rose buds in the corners and my will all be cheddar, at least for now. 
I'm still working on my first block but I'll have it done in time before the next block comes out. 
If you are interested, check out the blog on the right in my blog list. There are links there that will take you to where you need to go for the patterns. 

Yesterday I came up with a plan for my trees. I was getting great advice from my friend Jo. She educated me on how to make perfect half square triangles, so no more wavy edges and unmatched corners for me!
Now I just need to get off my butt and get them done! 

Take care, Brandie


Jo said...

So nice to see your Benjamin Briggs block in RL yesterday afternoon. It's gorgeous and of course I love the cheddar. GMTA that we both purchased that same red fabric from Debbie's Quilt Shop in Paradise! It's perfect

Esther said...

Really nice, and a monthly goal seems do-able. I am on month one of a block a month and really hope I keep up. It seems so much easier to keep up than catch up which is what I usually do. This is a beautiful block.