You can't have missed these blocks popping up all over the place. I had managed to resist for a while, until Dana said she was doing a quilt along and I spotted these 30s repros from Robert Kaufman in Lola Pink's store.
I spent the day, from around 11.30am to 2.30pm making blocks (I'm strip piecing for speed) and had 12 by the time it was school pick up hour.
12. That's pretty good going, I think.
I was thinking of keeping them all in these darker colours - reds and blues, but I'm worried it might look a bit 4th July, so I'll try adding in some pastels and see how that goes. Worse case scenario I have to make 2 quilts - one with the pastels, one with the red, white and blue. I hoard 30s repros, something about them makes me feel so warm and fuzzy inside, they really are such perfect ditsy prints, and the colours have that great timeless feel to them. I also have a whole heap of the (first lot of) Denyse Schmidt for Joanns fabrics that would co-ordinate really nicely if I were to make this quilt all red, white and blue.
Decisions, decisions. What to do?
I'd better go make some more granny squares, just to help me decide.
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