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Sunday, March 19, 2017
Peace, Love, Quilt mystery
I've been working on a mystery quilt from Love Shack quilts since last October. The basic blocks and layout were finally revealed a couple of weeks ago. The blocks were set in an alternating pattern. I looked at it, and thought I'd like to try something different, so I arranged my blocks in this layout.
It didn't really work for me, because the large heart was not as visible as I had hoped it would be. But I liked hte idea, so I did some playing around on EQ with alternatives.
I came up with this layout, which I definitely love! However, it required a "few" additional blocks.
I spent the past 2 weeks making 9 more border blocks, 50 neutral 16-patch blocks, and 46 neutral 8-patch blocks (for the outer border). I wasn't sure I'd ever finish, but strip piecing is your friend and I managed to get everything done. I'm pretty happy with the result. Now it goes into the pile to be quilted - and to find a backing for this 96" square quilt.