Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Sneak Previews: Four Finished Tops


Grandmother's Choice top
Georgann Eglinski

We have 17 blocks to go so we are about 2/3 done with the 49 blocks. The model makers who have been good enough to apply their particular perspectives to the 8-inch block sampler are almost all done with their tops.

To give you some ideas we have some sneak previews. Above the corner of Georgann's top. She made 2" finished four patches to set as cornerstones with 2" strips between the blocks with a 5" finished border. She did not do all 49 blocks---if she didn't want to do the applique she just didn't do it. (You can follow her example.) She used 36 of the 49 blocks.

Grandmother's Choice top
Becky Brown 

Becky is making two tops, one for each granddaughter. She calls this one the purple top and it has green setting and borders with stars in the cornerstones. She's just Photoshopped the border on here. We'll give you the pattern for the stars soon.

Grandmother's Choice top
Becky Brown

This one is the green top, which is sashed and bordered with big plum-colored chintzes from my Moda collection Lately Arrived From London.  Like Georgann's the sashing strips finish to 2".

Grandmother's Choice top
Dustin Cecil

You probably noticed Dustin's blocks seem all over the map colorwise but he had a method in his madness. He's created a medallion by color blocking. Very innovative!

As we get into June and July we'll give you setting patterns for the three with sashing between the blocks.


9 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see their entire quilts...all so lovely but so very different. Have to catch up on my blocks so I can finish! It has been fun and always great to see how everyone interprets the block. Thanks!

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  2. Thanks for giving us this post. It is fun to see the different ways the blocks look when the setting changes. This tantalizing peek makes us all very eager to continue on and create our own masterpiece. Thank you so much for bringing us together with such a great project.

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  3. magnifiques ! thank you to show us these tops with personal interpretation, every one interesting and original. still 3 blocks and my doll-quilt top is finished !

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  4. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.netApril 11, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    Looking forward to the rest of the blocks. But for some reason I am missing seven of the blocks. Don't know why, but I am missing numbers 14, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, and 25. Is there any way that I can get them? Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  5. Barbara: are you going to put these all in a book form? I have the fabrics and have fallen so far behind, that I can't remember what I've done so far! And I do want to finish....luv it!...arden

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  6. How exciting to see the different ones. I love each of them for different reasons. Thank you!

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  7. Nancy and Bella. You can just go to the "Blog Archive" at the bottom of the right column and click on past months to see the ones you've missed. I print mine out and keep them in a 3 ring notebook as I still think in that way. Book? I dunno.

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  8. What fun to see the sneak peeks. I am excited to see if my setting idea works out. I, like others, thank you for putting this together - it is really interesting, fun, and has helped me improve my skills so much.

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