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Monday, 29 February 2016

Boys and Arrows

Our twin teenage grandsons are now over 6' tall ...  and not surprisingly have outgrown the quilts I made for them a couple of years ago .... so its time to make them new quilts ....

My first thought was that a New York Beauty design would make  terrific quilt for teenage boys .... geometric and colorful .....  so I went off to a class with Chris Jurd to master the design .... that was great fun and I made half a dozen blocks .... then it dawned on me that to make 2 large New York Beauties was going to take me I don't know how long but I'd be lucky to have them both completed before 2017 at the earliest!!!!

So I've been searching round for designs that are geometric and colorful and most importantly quick!!

A Crafsy class titled 'Traditional Blocks made Simple' with Anita Grossman Soloman caught my eye and after purchasing it,  I discovered her very clever technique for  making an arrowhead block ....
I can recommend this class ... it contains some really great tips and the technique delivers an excellent result ... even for one like me who is not much good at precision piecing ....



so I've decided on a navy blue and turquoise/blue-green/blue combination using geometrics, batiks and minimal flowers!!!  Think it should look very masculine.   I will need about 80 blocks ... so best get to work ....



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