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Shoreline, CT, United States
I would love for you to join me (a retired senior)in my zany crafting adventures with quilting (waaaaay too much fabric); scrapbooking (will I ever catch up?); redwork; counted cross stitch; crossword puzzles; reading; and cooking.

Sunday, April 25, 2021

OLD ITALIAN BLOCKS

 
My "trial-making" of some 
(new-to-me)
Old Italian blocks...

During my room/stash 
reorganization
I came across these 
sort of Repro fabrics
and
decided to give these a try...
they are really a fun block
to make.

I would also like to try them
in my newly sorted
batiks...

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Here is what I am
currently reading;
the latest
"Peculiar Crimes Unit"
entry.
I find this series fascinating
if a little strange....
but they do keep my interest
all the way to the end....

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I also un-earthed these blocks
from a while ago...

I recall that I said I didn't like
them very much at that time.

Now, they have grown on me 
while they were stashed away
(marinating?)

So, another project to be finished
has surfaced...😵

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It is a Rainy Sunday here
so, a good hand work day...

Will take out my 
hexagons and
work on them...
hugs,
Julierose, 
La blageuse
(cleaning-out-euse)





14 comments:

  1. Love your Italian blocks. Dont make me come after you,,,,,,you enabler. Lol. I will not start another project,,,i will not start another project

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  2. Wonderful table topper (last post) and I like both of these projects very much, Julierose. Happy Stitching friend!

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  3. I love that you have numerous projects going at once. Sticking to one thing at a time gets it done more quickly but feels so monotonous and mojo-sapping sometimes. The string and stars quilt colors are so pleasing. I hope you continue with that one. The old Italian blocks are tempting to make. They look so crisp and stalwart in reproduction fabrics - that's a good thing.

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  4. I love that Old Italian block too and finally made a small quilt with it a few years ago. Your fabrics look great in it.

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  5. I like your old Italian blocks...how fun! That pink spider web quilt is so perfect...I love it! Always inspiring to see what you are working on!

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  6. Those old italian blocks look great. Glad those strippy stars have marinated long enough. They sure do shout spring!

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  7. I really like your "marinated" blocks. They do grow on us when we put them away for awhile.

    I love your Old Italian blocks. They would be great in Batiks, but I do love them as they are as well.

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  8. Great to find something partly done...The pink one is fun...and I want to make the old Italian one too xox

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  9. The fabrics in the Old Italian couldn't be more perfect for this block, I've never made this one but perhaps it will go on my list. I do hope you'll get around to finishing up your Spider Web blocks, I love these!

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  10. I really like your X blocks. Why are they called Italian?
    some things get better after simmering a bit.

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  11. Love the Old Italian blocks. I don't recall ever seeing that design before. Will be fun to see them batiks.

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  12. So nice to find an old project that you like better this time! I love your Spider Web blocks. Such pretty colors. I stayed indoors yesterday. The weather was pretty awful. Today looks nicer but feels cold and windy. Still want summer!

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  13. What size are the blocks, Julie? I'm not familiar with that series--they look intriguing.

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  14. Many of my quilts have benefited from resting. I like your plan to use some older fabric for those Italian blocks. Thanks for the book series recommendation. It’s new to me.

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