Wednesday, February 12, 2020

February's Cheddarback blocks

I am pleased that I completed another month of Cheddarback blocks!  The twelve inch block this month was a real challenge.  Gay opted to use a different block but several of the quilters in the facebook group were so kind to share how they went about making the block that was in the original quilt.  The rest of the five inch blocks were not as challenging.  I used hst paper to sew the little triangles for the basket block and that really worked out well.  When the hst's are that small trimming after sewing can be more difficult. With the paper they came out the exact size.

 

I ordered the binding fabric on line for my trailing vines!  I just couldn't find the right shade of pink locally.  I know some quilters have difficulty ordering on line and getting the right color but I have always had pretty good luck.  So getting the binding made and sewn on my machine is my goal for today.


8 comments:

  1. I've been saving the cheddar back patterns all along but I don't know if I'll ever get around to making the quilt! Can't wait to see trailing vines completely finished and the beauty shot, this is such a wonderful quilt!

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    1. Thanks Gretchen I can't wait either it's been 5 years on the making.

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  2. glad you found your binding - I like those blocks you show

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    1. Yes the Cheddarback quilt blocks have been a whole lot fun for me. I'm not one to like a quilt with sashing but this one really appealed to me

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  3. Wow! Time for binding on the trailing vines - that is exciting! Pretty chedderback blocks.

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    1. Yes, the binding was applied yesterday. Cleaning needs to be done today, but I am ready for some slow stitches on Sunday

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  4. Your quilt and blocks are wonderful. This is the kind of quilting that I sew admire and someday aspire ... :-) Pat

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    1. Thank you! I love this quilt it really has challenged my piecing skills and I really admire the maker who originally made it

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