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i have a couple of quick questions.. a couple of friends and myself are thinking of doing this quilt.. as a very long term project...
am i corrected that the blocks are all 6" (finished)... 6.5" (unfinished)??.. and is it necessary to have a common background for them??.. i was *thinking*.. i'd like to do all very light (sand colour) batik backgrounds for mine.. (i want to use my batik scraps for this quilt.. as i have a ton of them from my batik ocean quilt).. would that work??..
and someone mentioned an Excel file.. what is that for and how do you use it??.. (puter dummy here.. lol)
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"it's not the human walk.. it's the human race, if you ain't livin on the edge .. you're takin to much space..." Nickelback.. Dark Horse.. This Afternoon..
In the book (on which this quilt is based) , all Sylvia's friends make squares for her quilt, thus, none have the same backgrounds. So, I see no reason you would have to have the same background, people just choose that. This is a great quilt, but lots of work. I am in awe of those who have finished (Elainetoo) and impressed by those whom are working on her second!
Go for it Shey!
Someday, I will start mine again, I have forty or so done.....
Shey, like Stillsuzzz said, you can use your batiks.
I use Excel for keeping track of my blocks. I import the pictures into the excel file.
Stillsuzzz, why don't you make some more blocks? You only have to make about 100 more
Here's my next one: Dutchman's Puzzle.
You are a funny girl, Anael! My mother and I were just discussing making some more Sylvia blocks. We do love them.
I am involved in a scraps challenge right now, but might be able to squeak one or two out.
But yours are perfection, maybe I am intimidated?
No no no, don't be, mine aren't perfect, far from!!!
So make those blocks I would love to see them!
Shey, I started my quilt several years ago. I still have only a little more than half done. Since Sylvia's quilt was from different individuals I wanted mine to be truly scrappy too. None of my blocks have the same background and I've tried to not repeat fabrics. I do have a couple of repeat fabrics though. I hope to someday soon get back to making a few more blocks. I have most of my finished ones put together with sashing and hanging in my quilt studio so I can look at them anytime I want and to try to keep colors in mind when I do get a chance to work on a new block.
In order to see the rainbow, first you must endure the rain.
Shey- I hope you and your friends join us. I have just started about 3 weeks ago and have about 6 done. I still need to post my last 3 and will continue to work my way through the book. Please join and post pics. My blocks are not perfect but do give you a real challenge. Just have fun with it. Sue
Here are some of my blocks
Barrister's Block K 9 done on 7/29/2013 Sue
This is Children's Delight B 4 done 8/05/2013 Sue
This is Card Trick N 2 done 8/05/2013 Sue
Anael- I am loving your latest blocks. Very pretty. Sue
Here's one done with two colors of sashing, very cool........and not matching background!
Yes, more eye candy Beautiful blocks! That barrister one is not an easy block, you did very well! I love your colour choices!
The quilt with two colours sashing is gorgeous, good idea to do it that way. I still have to decide on sashing for my frist Sylvia with no matching background either
Now that Sister Sue is doing these blocks, I'll be checking in more often. She needs me to cheerlead. Glad she found something nice to use up her gold/black stash. She has more than a person could use in a lifetime. LOL
Anael, nice looking blocks. They are so colorful
Sue, I'm happy to see you made the card trick block, good job. Now when can I see them??
Patty, thanks for the compliment. I just finished 3 more. First is Chimneys and Cornerstones. G 4 SueThis message has been edited. Last edited by: sister sue,
Here is my second one- Chinese Coin A9 Sue
This is Churn Dash- K 3- Sue
Wow, Sue they sure look pretty. Can't wait to see them in person on Wed. Pat
Wow Sue! You're moving right along...I like that gold & black color scheme
Great blocks Sue! The black and gold scheme is beautiful.
Ok, made a Dutchman's puzzle this morning after my mother brought me some pretty fabric with fuchsias on it. I will try and do one more today! And then back to the scrap challenge....
Oh that block is beautiful and the fabrics are gorgeous!
They are lovely fabrics. My mother buys nothing but the best!
And an easy one. Again, thanks Mom, for the lovelies!
And there is no way I could ever get 13 done in one day! I am WAY too OCD.
stillsuzzz- love your color combination. Your blocks are looking great. Thanks everyone for the compliments. I am going to continue with the black and gold theme for now. Sue
stillsuzzz, do you think your Mom would adopt me?
The new block is beautiful too!
Anael and Sister Sue, you guys have inspired me to work on my Sylvia again, along with my mother and lovely fabric.
Don't think my mom needs any more kids, she has seven, but.....she is generous!
I love seeing all the different Sylvia quilts. I am jealous of people who have one finished!
Stillsuzzz, I agree with you. Maybe someday we will also have ours done. Here is Clays Choice. N 3. Sue
TTT- I need to get back to making more 6 inch blocks. Maybe tomorrow I will be able to get some done. LOL Sue
Love everyone's blocks. I'm still slowly working on my Sylvia.....am on block #45 now.
Sue you doing very well with your blocks.
I need to get back to mine again.
And another great block Sue!
I made two replacements. Yesterday I purchased the Loyal Union Sampler Quilt book and I'm going to use some of those blocks for my Sylvia.
Here's New Hampshire
and the second one is Granny's Favorite
Anael- love your 2 new blocks. Should look good with all your green and blue blocks. Thanks for sharing. Sue
The last one for today: Beacon Lights, also a Loyal Union block. Looking at all the blocks I just might add some pink to the quilt. What do you think?
Or yellow? The first Sylvia has quite some pink too so they won't be very different I'm afraid!
Nice block. Anael, I would add yellow as a beautiful compliment to the blues and greens. Sue
I have 3 more to add to my collection. This is Contrary Husband- C 1 Sue
This is Contrary Wife- L 10 Sue
This one I found difficult but gave it my best shot- Called Corn and Beans- E 2 Sue
Great job Sue! Sometimes blocks are quite hard to make, specially with all those tiny triangles. You did well!
Thanks Anael. I think I will do some more today. Sue
Sue and Anael, your blocks are really looking good. Sue, I see progress, yay. Glad I'm not doing them. Too small for me.
Here are two more. Cut Glass Dish- N 4 Sue
This is Diamond Friendship- N 10 Sue
Sue, Your blocks are so striking in that color combination. Looking good!
Anael, I checked out the Loyal Union Sampler on Amazon and could not resist buying it. Your blocks are beautiful.
Sue, a hard and an easy one! Can you make a group shot please? I would love to see how your blocks work together!
When I saw the book I just HAD to buy it. I bought the E-book, didn't want to wait weeks and weeks before it got here. One day I will buy the actual book too.
Anael- here is a group pic of the 16 blocks that I have finished. Sue
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