Sweet Sixteen Assembled

Sweet Sixteen has been a work in progress, my primary leader-ender, since February 2016.

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Now it is an assembled top.

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The color movement isn’t perfect, but I think it is interesting enough.  It started with scappy 2″ squares and is a total of 168 sixteen patch blocks made up of 8 colored squares and 8 background squares. The top measures 72″ x 84″. Total pieces:  2688.

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Most of the fabrics are unique (thank you, quilty friends, who share their scrap bags with me).  I am sure there are at least 1200 different novelties, prints, tonals and solids represented.

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Yep, I might be a little obsessive, but once I had the idea in my head I had to build it to see how it would turn out. And, now we all know.

 

Jeans Quilt–Part 1

For a few years now, I have planned to make jeans quilts for my parent’s grandchildren.  For many years my mother saved my father’s old work jeans and has passed them down to me.

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This is finally the year!  Here is the first top (of at least six planned).

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The pattern is in the book “All About Strips” by Susan Guzman.  There are a few patterns in the book particularly suited to jeans quilts, as the sashing avoids the bulky, heavy seams that result when multiple pieces of denim meet.

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I plan to make at least four of the quilts using this pattern (for my brother’s children).  It will take a while, but I’ve got time.  Hopefully they can be finished in time for our traditional Thanksgiving get together this year.