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Tuesday, January 26, 2010
The Last of the Seven...and a few more
Phew! I finished all seven of the Let's Make Seven CAL featuring blocks from Jan Eaton's book. And I even added some more in there. Several people have decided to do all 200 blocks or at least all of the blocks done in rounds, but I am not sure I will go that far. However, I definitely have more blocks that are tickling my fancy. Below you will see a few. But first, here's my last of the seven.
#209 Marigold Used Lion Brand Cotton in worsted weight so this flower is honkin'! I mean, HUGE, BIG, GIGANTIC!! But that's okay. It will make a very durable hotpad.
My first time doing a 3 dimensional flower where I worked behind the petals. That was different but not as hard as I thought it would be. I really like the colors that I used. And I am actually excited to try a few more of the 3D type of flower blocks in the book. Not to shabby, eh?
One of the layouts int eh book that really caught my eye was this two page spread with #117 Granny in the Middle and #121 Coral Seas. I really liked the retro-ness of the colors. First I attempted the Coral Seas block. I think I matched the colors pretty well (although in the photo the seaspray color is looking more gray than in real life). Used Lion Brand cotton again and Peaches & Creme for the coral color. I left off the last two rows because it was getting disproportionally big. I will add a hanging ring in the corner.
My second attempt at a mitered square if you count the granny combo I did here. I was worried that the square would really end up out of whack and crooked, but it turned out pretty good with some light blocking.
#117 Granny in the middle was pretty easy and straight forward. Again, I went with a similar color combo to the book, a bit brighter perhaps. Okay, a lot brighter.
I like this one for a cool retro dish cloth. Gotta love a versatile granny. All Lion Brand cotton (except for the coral color in Peaches & Creme) in worsted weight.
So there we have it. The last and a few more. I think we can justly assume that there will be more from this lovely book. Stay tuned for a pic of all seven blocks when I get my camera battery charged!
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