Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Blocks of Hope

Here are the blocks I made for Margaret's Hope chest.
The GREAT thing about projects like this is...
You get to try out a "new-to-you" quilt block...
and you're not committed to a WHOLE quilt!!
There are three blocks for a boy...

and three for a girl!!!

Now....
If you wanted to make this easy you would just cut some strips
from 6 or so fabrics and sew them together with that middle sashing.
I didn't make it the EASY way.
I ended up having a treasure hunt!!!
Treasure hunts are FUN...
but they're
TIME CONSUMING!!!!

Needless to say.
I think I could have made a WHOLE quilt
in the time it took to SIFT through scraps
Looking for the right COLORS!!!
:0

13 comments:

  1. Love doing these. I'd want the boy quilt. LOL I'm doing one in red, white, and blue for the vets.

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  2. Even if it took a little longer your treasure hunt created some lovely gems.

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  3. Very nice! I just learned how to do this on the Craftsy Block of the Month. I love how these turned out! Thank you for sharing!

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  4. These are both looking great. Like your idea of a "controlled" string quilt. Good idea!

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  5. I am a random string blocker - but to speed up your 'hunting'. The next time thru that scrap bin pull 'like' strips and clip in groups from a hanger - then the next block usage, it will be easier to find the treasures.

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  6. I like the small projects. Makes me feel like I accomplished something. Love your blocks. The time was well spent.
    Hugs!

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  7. That is of of my favorite patterns! Will you make small quilts?

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  8. Aaah...the fun of the process! Great blocks!

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  9. Looks like a lot of fun! Love your blocks!

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  10. Great blocks, fast and fun to make!

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  11. Great blocks Beth and for such a good cause!

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  12. Dropped by from Sew Many Ways and love your blog.
    Patrica http://dogwoodlanerambles.blogspot.com/

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