Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Improv blocks

I started on these blocks New Year's weekend and they have been sitting around for awhile.  I am still not sure what I want to do with them (suggestions welcome ;-).

My local quilt shop, the Quilting Loft, had a year-end sale on fat quarters (can you tell yet that I LOVE sales ... and my local quilt shop???) and I picked out a big selection in the blue/green range. 
Not my usual go-to colors ... but I certainly seem to have enough solids to coordinate with them (all solids are from the stash).    The block on the bottom left in the photo above was actually the inspiration for my Cabin Quilt.

I'm thinking that I can use them ALL on one quilt like this cool one I saw tonight ... or ... maybe use them across a couple of quilts with a lot of white space, kind of like this fabulous new one I saw last night. 

The goal in all the blocks was to create a "floating square" inside a square. 
I also have a couple of rejects ... guess if you're going to get creative, there will be a few failures as well.  The colors on these (yellows and browns) just didn't work for me.

On the wallet front ... no luck ... on the bright side, however, the DMV and the Seattle PD were both fabulous and so easy to work with ... too bad they have had enough of these to streamline the process. 

Hope you're all having a great week!


1 comment:

  1. I like all of these blocks, even the bottom 3 to throw in with them for something different! I think both your ideas on how to use these are great. I like the quilt with just a few squares and a lot of white. But since you already have so many of these made, maybe try and combine all of them. Either way, it will look great I'm sure!


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