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Sunday, 6 February 2011

Two "rescued" grand mother 's garden blocks.

When the local Red cross group had to sell their building much of their materials had to be disposed of. Among the bits and pieces that came my way were 2 grandmother flower garden blocks. I decided to make them into 2 quilts as they did not blend well together color wise. In each case I added a series of simple boarders in an effort to keep the focus on the pieced block. On the pinker one I chose a swirling quilting pattern as the toning materials that i had were all highly patterned.

This one I made smaller as i had less toning fabrics and those I had were mainly plains. For this reason I chose to quilt it with flowers to fit the theme of the central block.

6 comments:

  1. What a great idea to use single blocks as a center, guess I will shake up my baskets and see if I should be able to do the same. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Wow. Great ideas and beautiful quilts. Will have to remember that trick. Stella in Ottawa

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  3. as always, great job. I tend to use my orphan blocks as labels or hang on to them until I have enough for a top. this is a great way to showcase the block and get a quilt and bust stash- extra points for you!!! cw

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  4. fantastic idea ! they are beautiful !!!!

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  5. Beautiful!!! What a great way to rescue these pieces. Someone spent a lot of time on them and you have showcased them in a great way.

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  6. When I read your post on Stashbusters, I was assuming that you'd made little quilts. I wouldn't have thought of making big ones -- you're brilliant! :-)

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