Thursday, August 25, 2011

At the Halfway Point

As different as each block is from one another, I'm amazed that they all look so good together. Unfortunately, the colors are very washy, not all like their true vibrant selves. CWB #1 took six weeks to make, second guessing and agonizing over every little decision. Since mid-July I've finished five blocks with the sixth, CWB #11, shy one leaf from completion. Fabric choices do get easier.

9 comments:

  1. Mary, your blocks are looking great. I am encouraged when you say the fabric choices get easier.

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  2. Love your blocks! They look wonderful together, and your color choices are great. and I love the stories you have about them...they really do "sing" and take on a life of their own after a while! Bravo, Mary!!

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  3. They are lovely, such pretty colours and they all look great together, I love how everyones' choice of colours is a bit different. Well done.

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  4. I LOVE your colors...I don't think they look washy at all. Somehow I missed earlier postings of the blocks, I think. I really like your bride block colors, especially. Keep on rockin'.

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

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  5. Your blocks look wonderful together! It is amazing the effect when they are all next to each other, the colors just go together. congrats on the half way point!
    Happy Stitching,
    Cheri

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  6. Mary,
    I think your blocks look great. And I love the small details that you added to make this quilt your own ... like the tails on the butterfly and the heads of the peacocks or the small birds with the vase. And the fabric choices do get easier after you ge the first few blocks done. Keep up the good work!

    Judy in OK

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  7. Fellow Brides, thanks for your kind words. These blocks certainly take on lives of their own, don't they? The endless variations on a theme are remarkable and inspirational and my work wouldn't look nearly as nice without all the inspiration gained from this blog. Teresa, the first five blocks were posted in late 2010, if memory serves. To all of us (to quote Teresa) keep on rockin'!

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  8. oh, it is simply a masterpiece. congratulations. I really love it. hugs

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  9. Your quilt is just beautiful. I, like you have been amazed at how such different blocks can come together to make such a striking whole. Keep up the good work, it is going to be a wonderful quilt!

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