Thursday, September 13, 2012


I started working on the layout for my Amish Blocks this week.  I found that because of the layout I chose I needed to make a few more blocks to fill in the blanks.  It took me awhile to settle on color combos for those blocks since I was trying to balance all the colors out.  I'm not sure that I succeeded, but the extra blocks were made and inserted none the less.

I'm going with a 6 by 8 layout which gives the finished dimensions of 48" by 64."  I want it to end up a twin so I'm going to add some borders to round out the size.  Hopefully the vision I have in my head translates to well to reality.  Right now I'm only seeing blocks that I probably should've shuffled around and didn't... Oh well. I don't unpick.

While the blocks have been hanging out on my sewing room floor my oldest (13yr old son) has been saying things like, "Wow, that's a colorful quilt!" each time he walks by.  When I ask him if that means he likes it, he says, "Ya, it's's just that it's reeeaaally colorful."

Maybe the Amish would scoff at my interpretation, but I think it's coming along beautifully.  
Kind of reminds me of the 80's a bit, too.
It's definitely bright!


P.S. I'm loving Amber's version.  It was an idea from Quilty magazine.  If we do a 2nd round for this swap I am going in that direction for sure!  Jodi's is going true 80's style! Also, a cool one.  :)


  1. I think it looks really great too! Is your son hinting that he wants it when it's finished?

  2. I like it.
    And still after seeing a couple different interpretations I can't decide exactly what I want to do with mine. But first things first I have to get some other projects taken care of.

  3. I agree with Harrison--it is really colorful, but I like it. I gave Renae one of my Amish novels about an Amish lady who teaches quilting to some "Englishers", as she calls those who aren't Amish. It has a section about Amish Quilts, so Renae would probably send it to you if you would like to read it after she's done. It is a good book. Mom



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