Saturday, February 10, 2007

Depression Blocks Done

Well, I've got my 36 depression blocks sewn now. Here's a layout of 25 of them on the big library tables at work. (I've made 36 but have only ironed 26, you all KNOW how I absolutely love to iron, uggh.)


This isn't how the quilt will look, of course, I've got my 36 kaleidoscope blocks to make now, and alternate between these depression blocks. If I were just making a depression block quilt, I'd have tried to make the outer triangles of each block a little more varied - as it was, I tried to make them using only the darker blue shades, so they'd blend in better with the dark kaleidoscope blades.

I've used so much of my blue fabric, I may actually have to go buy some blues, just so my stash isn't totally lacking in blue! I set aside a part of each FQ that I'd cut to make hsts from, so many of my kaleidoscope darks will match fabrics I've used already.

So, tomorrow, a new blade in my rotary cutter, and start on the blue kite shaped wedges and beige triangles. Just what do people do on long cold afternoons if they don't quilt or do some kind of craft?

22 comments:

Tazzie said...

Ohhh Jane, the blocks are just wonderful! They will look sensational when teamed up with the kaleidoscope blocks too! I can't imagine how you got through all the HST's, it must have been soooo repetitive, but the results are really worth it!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Norma said...

This is one gorgeous quilt so far! I just love it! I too hate to iron so I totally understand how you feel!

Fiona said...

That is looking so good. Ironing is such a pain but it's going to be so worthwhile in the end!

Helen in the UK said...

Great work so far. With the other blocks I'm sure it will be stunning :)

Sweet P said...

I love the blues in the blocks. You're coming along great on this project.

What do I do on long cold afternoons even with my quilting? DH and I watch golf. They are always playing someplace warm and sunny.

Screen Door said...

Great Blocks--- She's going to be a beauty!!!

joyce said...

Your colors are wonderful. I am waiting with bated breath to see the next stage. Is there anything better than a new rotary cutter blade??

Joanne said...

I like the two color version as well as my scrappy. But then, I like two-color quilts a lot.

dot said...

Very nice. This is going to be beautiful when completed.

Gail said...

Its loverly! Can't imagine it being better, but can't wait to see it with the kaleidoscope blocks added.

Marcie said...

It looks great! Such dramatic results with HSTs!

JudyL said...

I love blue and yellow together. This quilt is going to be so pretty!

YankeeQuilter said...

How pretty...I'm with you on the ironing. The quilt will be beautiful.
Sio

Cynthia said...

those blocks look great as they are and they will look even better when you add the kaleidoscope blocks to them.

Shelina said...

Jane, these are so beautiful - I love the blue and the soft yellow together. I hate to iron too - if there was a quilting fairy, she would do all my ironing and pressing.

Bingo~Bonnie said...

What fast progress on your depression blocks! They are looking fantastic!

I wish I were your neighbor, I would come do all your pressing for you!!! On the rare occasion that I sew with a friend, I find they spend the whole time at my machine and I'm standing pressing the whole time and I love it ;c)

Linda_J said...

It is going to be one gorgeous quilt, Jane. Good for you sticking to it even with all the unending pressing.

I would be mightily sick of HSTs about now. And maybe even the color blue. I think that is why I like making kids quilts---smaller and I can move onto the next thing more quickly.

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Love it, love it!

Happy Valentine's Day!

cher said...

these look great...well worth all those hst's...looking forward to the next set of blocks..

Vicky said...

Beautiful depression blocks! Can't wait to see it all finished up! Fabulous job!

Hanne said...

Your quilt looks so good. I am really looking forward to see it with the kaleido blocks added :-)

Susan said...

Those blocks are fabulous. I love them just the way they are, but I'm sure they'll be even better with the kaleidoscope blocks interspersed.

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