Tuesday, September 01, 2015
I've made these scrappy Hole in the Barn Door, or Church Dash blocks years ago, used a LOT of favorite fabrics from my scrappy stash bins, and finally, it's time to make them into a quilt. There are no duplicates - making them was such a pleasure, but the end result is a bit overwhelming!
There are 57 blocks in all, used 49, and the balance , most reds, will be on the back. These are set diagonally, with a soft plaid as sashing and soft yellow in the cornerstones. The setting triangles are a soft striped green, figuring it needed something soft and gentle with all these colors! It is my intention to put a 3-4 inch soft striped green as an additional border, but I'll decide when I get there.
I find the numerous combinations of scrappy fabrics very pleasing - there is not ONE block that I would remove -- perhaps its location, but not the block. Apparently I was unable to stop making them! (like Potato Chips?, or Peanuts? - can't stop with just one?)
Since I name my quilts, here are my ideas for names - chime in if you have any good ideas!
Waaaay Tooo Many
More is More
Too Much of a Good Thing
Just a Few More
Heinz - 57 Varieties