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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Look What I Won!

I love the blocks! I can't believe I actually won them. The picture of the fabric palette didn't begin to justify the colors of this fabric. 
The pumpkin orange is my favorite!

Remember the blocks I made from Echo by Lotta Jansdotter?  Well if you don't click to take a quick peek of the blocks I made. My original understanding was we were making these blocks for a general swap 2 for the 2 we each made. It ended up being a random drawing for two people and I was one of two winners this evening at the Charlotte Modern Quilters Guild! Not only did I win the 14 blocks (there are a couple of outstanding blocks so 16 blocks total) I also won 5 companion fabric fat quarters.

Okay Now I need Help!

What do you think will make these blocks work into a fantastic quilt?

Looking forward to all your comments or thoughts,


  1. Maybe sash them with some quilters linen? I love the Echo fabrics paired with linen, but I'm a little nuts for Echo in general.

  2. Congratulations, Joanie! First things first. My favorite is Row 2,Block 3.

    I like Jennifer W's idea of a neutral for the background. I'd try to match the neutral backgrounds already there. Depending on how large you want the finished quilt to be, you might think of setting the blocks wonky. You could add another neutral border and then a border of Echo fabric either your favorite fabric or left over scraps and then square them up wonky. For a narrow inner border, use a narrow border of either black or red Echo as a stopper and then one more wider border in neutral.

    Just some thoughts

  3. They are so pretty- congrats on the win! Sashing with linen sounds great indeed!
    Love the new look of your blog Joanie!

  4. Hi Joanie,
    I just found your blog and I love it. Congrats on the win!! I like Ginny's idea to use a wonky setting. Can't wait to see what you do with it. Your work is always beautiful.

    Karen E.

  5. I would repeat the variety of fabrics in the sashing, but let the blocks float in the block if you can. Then use the fabrics again a piano key border.

    The result would be very colorful and lots of white.

    My favorite is row 2 block 3.

    Susan in Ga


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