Thursday, March 31, 2011

Bloggers Block-a-Palooza - time to finish the quilt

Bloggers Block-a-Palooza All 16 blocks

I joined the Blogger's Block-a-Palooza without really thinking about it. I had followed many of the featured bloggers and since I liked their quilting I figured it would fun to follow along. And I had a large stack of fat quarters of Pure, by Sweetwater, so I knew that I had lovely fabric to work with.

So now that I have finished the 16 blocks I have to decide what to do with them. The QAL has three suggested layouts and I think I will go with the 4 x 4 layout with sashing and corner stones. I am going to have to play around with the actual placement of each block to try to balance the different colours.

My biggest stumbling block is the quilting. These blocks have a lot of seams and the bits are mostly small but the blocks will finish to  12" square. I don't want them to sit in the closet, so I am going to have to come up with an idea soon.

If you want to head over to the flickr group, here is where you will see all the groups of blocks, and here is where you will see all the individual blocks. There is a lot of spectacular work, well worth a visit.


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Linz said...

Every single one of those blocks is breathtaking! It will make a beautiful quilt!! Good luck with the quilting! I can't wait to see it all done!!!

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

Your blocks are beautiful! Have fun with creating a plan!

Debbie said...

Your blocks look great! I am in the same 'boat' - ok, I have 16 blocks - NOW WHAT?!

Judith, Belfast said...

Wow! These are stunning! I especially love the flying geese ones (I'm partial to wee goose!). Can't wait to see the completed quilt. Go girl! Jxo

Susan said...

Yours are all lovely! I'm a bit behind and have stalled out om number #9. I also can't wait to see how you put these blocks together. :)

Mary Ann said...

I love your fabric choices and the polka-dots are so charming :-) Can't wait to see what decision you make for quilting.