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Monday, June 6, 2011

Week 23 Illinois Roads


Such a simple block for this week. In common with many I tried to complicate the issue by trying to find the perfect fabric such that it looked like a road or that it was a fabric that said something about Stephen Douglas or Abraham Lincoln. And I gave up on the perfect fabric search and settled for this pretty blue stripe that I added to my fabric collection while shopping at our show this weekend. My roads look like the multi lane highways of Illinois today and not the roads of history.

In the end I had to bend one of my own self imposed rules that say I should follow the directions; for this block the darker fabric is meant to be on the outer edge but as you can see I reversed that.

I was happy to hear from someone who was at Quilt Market (the big show where store owners go to make their purchases for their shops) this spring that grey is a new "in" color. I hope it turns up in time to make an impact on my quilt top. If anyone would see a blue and grey stripe fabric do think of me and let me know as it might be something I could use. In the back of my mind I know I need to be thinking about sashing and setting these blocks.

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

Oops I forgot to type in the made-up word and lost my original comment. I wonder how often that happens?
Anyway great use of the blue striped fabric in this block. I'll have a look at Mary Jo's Fat Quarters table for you later this week when I go. The latest quilt fabrics won't be showing up there, but there were a lot of shirting types last time I went. Of course, they will be completely different this time. Perhaps there will be some Easter Bunnies instead.