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Saturday, July 5, 2008

Row By Row Block #6

This is the last block--number 6 called Brasstown Star in the Roosting Row By Row hosted by Debi. I'm anxious to get it all together and see how it looks, first though I have to finish 5 more Brasstown Stars. Then I'll have to figure out the borders--I think that I will do a small green one and then a larger one of the focus fabric. I have plenty of all the fabrics left over, so that's a good thing--I can have my choice of borders! I think I will just make them plain ones so as not to take away from the beautiful blocks in the rows. Debi did such a good job of choosing blocks for each row--this has been a fun row by row--thanks Debi--I hope you do more!

We never lack for patterns it seems--there are so many pretty ones for free on the internet and there must be a gazillion books available now--of course I think that I have to have a good percentage of them--not to mention single patterns that are available and what about all the magazines? Whew! Just thinking about it gives me a bad case of overload!!!

Just have 2 more purse blocks and 5 more crazy patch blocks and the center of the Heirloom Romance (purses) quilt will be done--then all that's left is part of the inner border and all of the outer border. I'm doing the outer border in scrolled hearts, so that I will mark as I go. I got some of the thin wax chalk markers to give them a try--what I have used so far has been good--they erase very well with a white eraser--the eraser that I got is in a pen like holder and clicks down to use as you need it. Very cool. (Not affliated with the companies and all that.... yada, yada....)

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Debi said...

Great block, you fabrics are wonderful. I can't wait to see your purses and your Heirloom Romance. I am still working on UFO's this weekend.

NanaKaren said...

Jan, I love your #6 block! I really enjoyed making this one...will be posting a pic of the whole quilt top sometime this week. Hope to see your's soon too!

Quilting Journey said...

Cute block, Jan! And if you really want a headache...come see my free patterns on my blog...I posted lots of patriotic ones and my big link is over on the right...the cartoon. All I can say in apology is I hope excedrin helps. Hey, I can't quilt like you gals, but I sure can research and collect ideas ;)