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starting my 80's quilt

last night I had to fend for myself dinner-wise, which meant reheating some leftover pizza and a lot of time on my hands. since I couldn’t work on my circles quilt I decided to finally start my “80’s quilt”. what really spurred me on was the fear that amanda was going to come back from vacation with a million blocks finished and I would have nothing.

so far I have the first two rows sketched out and almost all of them have some sort of math behind them. there are some blocks with curves which look frightening and are stumping me. more on that later. I decided to go with these first two blocks since they seemed manageable and the math was easy to figure out.

block 1

I wanted to get away from the hunter greens and white of the original quilt. run away is more like it. I’m using amy butler slate as my solid and mixing up some nicey jane and modern meadow so far. you can basically get the math for these two blocks if you visit rachel’s pinwheel along . I changed my block placement to match the old quilt, but it’s basically the same as rachel’s block one or three.

block 2

I’m still iffy about the second block. part of me doesn’t like the way the two prints work together. maybe I should have used an orange or pink print to make it punchier. other times I look at it and like how quiet it is. I figure I’ll keep it for now and I can always make another block along the line once I have more of the quilt done.

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  • Monet March 20, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    I’m so surprised you’re iffy about the second block…I think it’s beautiful! The colors work together nicely.

  • Amanda Elizabeth March 22, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    haha clearly I dropped the ball!!!! BUT these blocks look PERFECT!!!! I’m kinda scared of them to be honest…eeep!!!!

  • Knitting Bee March 23, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Beautiful color schemes. I really like that last block.