Tuesday, February 8, 2011

One Down!!

I might be silly but I am doing a happy dance at this moment I have completed the first block of the mystery quilt , remember how I told you I don't like mystery quilts well I still don't and I will never ever do another . You see if I knew what this quilt was going to look like I probably would have changed the beige print , not that I don't like that fabric but I think it should have been a stronger color but it does go really well with the border print which is where I picked all the fabrics from ,I had planned on using the border print in the quilt but was told it was too large which is too bad as it is gorgeous .So anyway this is my block , 16" square with lots and lots of pieces and I have
'only" 19 more to go :-( .Our instructions gave us steps of quadrants to make up but first little units of lets say 40 of this one and 40 of that one and so on but I just couldn't content myself to doing it that way I needed to know how this was going to look when a block was complete to see if I liked it and yes I do , I love the blue and rose together I think that is going to be stunning and well the rest will be fine in the overall picture .What do you think??
Anyone for some snow , we have a little extra we can spare , more coming at the moment and some wind to whip it around :-) Oh well it will give me a chance to get another block done .
hugs Sheila
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13 comments:

  1. I'd be doing the happy dance too because that block is gorgeous! It's going to be a beautiful quilt! Ummmm, you can keep the snow! I have enough of my own to contend with!! :-)

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  2. That is beautiful! A very neat block. Love those fabrics:)

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  3. This block is stunning Sheila. I would never even attempted. Looks too complicated for me.

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  4. The colours sure catch you eye. I love the blue & rose together to. Very stunning. Be a fabulous quilt when your all done.

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  5. The block is gorgeous!! Great colours....try not to worry...lol
    even though I have never done a mystery quilt....

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  6. Lots of happy dancing coming up...the block looks great...
    Hugz

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  7. Found your blog today while during some blog surfing. I'm doing a BOM with this pattern at the center done in greens, pinks, browns. The center star and the corners are a little different. Excited to see how mine will turn out.
    Deborah

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  8. I love that block! Yes it does have a lot of pieces, but it's beautiful! Well done! :0)

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  9. I think it looks great. I don't like mystery quilts either, and for the same reason you do. But I actually like the beige. Makes the chain design really stand out.

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  10. This is a great block and the fabrics you have chosen are perfect.

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  11. Oh Sheila, you have done a wonderful job of this block! I think it will be stunning!

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  12. Hi Sheila:

    I think you have done a superb job with the block and personally I don't know if you could have picked better colours. It is beautiful!

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  13. Love your mystery quilt block...and I think you'll be very happy with the neutral background color. Wilma

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