Green Impulse Blocks are Done

I didn’t have much to do tonight to finish up the 12 remaining green batik blocks. So I sat down after dinner and sewed some, then took the boys for a three mile walk. When we got home I sat down and sewed the final seams on my blocks, pressed them, and then got them all on the design wall.

I did a few tweaks to this and I think it’s close to being done. I’ll leave it up on the design wall for a few days before I start sewing it together.

I’m pretty okay with how this looks now, but I’ll finalize it later.

There is a little more color in there than what shows above.

I’ve been thinking again about what quilt I’ll make next. Well, first I want to finish up the remaining blue 16-patch blocks, but after that I think I’m going to make another 16 patch. I’ve been thinking of something in reds, but I saw one today that may have changed my mind.

The one I saw is from Kaffe’s Quilts en Provence. I don’t have the book, so I ordered one today and I’ll have it this weekend. There are two versions in the book, but I think I’m going to go for the feeling of this one called Snips and Snails.

There are a ton of fabrics called for in the book and a lot of them are out of print. I’m not going to try to replicate this exactly. It’s more the feel I will try to go for. I should be able to do this from my stash.

I like these colors because they are bright yet earthy… and sort of spicy.

It’s so interesting to me that the Kaffe book calls for you to assemble these blocks square by square, rather than by making strip sets. I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t make one of these if I couldn’t do it with strip sets. If you look at the striped fabrics in the photo above you can see that the striped fabrics are going every which way. It’s a cool effect but not cool enough for me to assemble these square by square.

the weather has been fantastic the last two days. I noticed the stars as i was walking with the boys tonight.

Today was Dress Up Your Dog Day so Bender got a little adventure.

He’s such a good sport. Poor Rico would have taken it very badly if I had dressed him up.

3 Replies to “Green Impulse Blocks are Done”

  1. Awww, look at Bender’s face. He is saying ” Mom, was I a bad boy that you put this outfit on me”? Such a good sport and so sweet. The face says it all.LOL

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  2. Your green quilt is so soothing. Successful quilts always have some extra detail that is revealed close up as well as looking spectacular from a distance.

    The stripe at an angle (Chevron) is printed that way so you would still be cutting straight strips. All of his books have directions for one piece at a time piecing instead of speed methods, even his trip around the world. I don’t know who writes the directions but I can’t believe all of his piecers are doing everything that way.

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