Thursday, July 15, 2021

Next on the list

Now that I have a bit of floor space, I decided to lay out the anniversary quilt.
On our church's 140th anniversary, I took these white strips and a sign pen to collect signatures.
I don't remember why I made some 1x4 and some 2x4.
My original thought was assembling some kind of a white trellis  with vines and flowers behind.
I was thinking of a theme... "150 Years and Still Growing"
Next year will be that anniversary, so it is about time I get this thing underway.

After making a number of random floral blocks, I noticed a similar idea on another blog with more coordinated colors in the pieced blocks.  I thought that might be a bit better and now I seem to have enough of those and I am glad I made the change. No doubt I will find another purpose for the other pieced ones. 

Most of the smaller strips are  just signed, but the larger ones have a message as well.   I decided that, on  a banner, it would be easier to read those wide ones if they were closer to the bottom border. This is the layout I came up with. the center strip will be some shade of plain blue with flowers and vines and words added.

Next task will be cutting a few more half-square triangles and going through my floral one-inch squares for the upper half layout.    I need to cut a few more inch-wide strips to balance the upper half, and I am thinking adding strips to the border for more to sign on the anniversary celebration day. 

For now, I am looking forward to the day I can begin sewing these rows together,     I have yet to sort through my solids, hoping to find a large enough strip of light blue for the center.  Time to get back to work!                           


9 comments:

  1. Looks like this one is going to keep you busy for quite a while. Good luck.

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  2. I like the colors and the layout. It does look like a big project.

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  3. This will be a real beauty, and signatures and messages, that will be the icing!!!

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  4. Good idea with the message blocks in a position where they are easy to read.
    The gradation of the floral blocks is very beautiful.
    You put so much thought, and work, into every quilt you make, Julie.

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  5. This is one of my favorites - I love the layout you have planned - and the flow of colors is beautiful. The signatures and messages will make it even more special - ;))

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  6. Nice layout. You'll have that pieced quickly, I'm sure.

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  7. That is a lot of work and I know you are going to make a beautiful quilt with them.

    Debbie

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  8. OOh. This is going to be wonderful! I love the way the colors move.

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