Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Chester Criswell

I have gotten a little behind posting about my Chester Criswell blocks so I thought I would do a little update


Block 21 Mary Trayner


Block 22 Jesse Jackson Smith


Block 23 Mary Watkins
Block 23 is the last block for this year so I tried to organize a little and see what I had.  I have been working on this quilt for two years now just using reds and greens from my stash of reproduction fabrics and different patterned cream background fabrics.  I have begun to worry that maybe I was ending up with just a great hodgepodge of colors that might not all go together so well.
It’s not too easy to tell by looking at these pictures but I think I can make it work if I mix things up a bit and spread the colors around.



Some of the blocks in this quilt were repeated and I might just take the duplicates out so it would not be quite so large because 37 blocks plus this large center block which is the size of 4 of the smaller 12 inch blocks tends to make a very big quilt.  
Tell me do I really need to continue on for another year?


Happy stitching,
Nancy

6 comments:

  1. Only continue if you are enjoying making the blocks. It is going to be a wonderful quilt.

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  2. Well - they look just stunning together as they are - no hodgepodge there - the colours blend beautifully! Can't wait to see how you arrange them all around the centre block.

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  3. They look wonderful together, very pretty blocks.

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  4. The blocks are fabulous, especially that last one! I think whether you continue or not would be something only you could decide.:)

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  5. Your chester criswell are really nice! I guess you could decide how large a quilt you want to see if you have enough blocks!

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  6. I hope you keep going, otherwise I will miss your company along the journey. Sharon tells me there are 'only' ten more blocks, then again you do seem to have a lot of blocks already because you have made the duplicates. Your blocks are gorgeous!

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