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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Something pink, floral, romantic

Does this sound like me?  I wouldn't think so.......but when it is double pinks, poison greens, shirtings and scrappy, well then I guess it is.

I started making these blocks last week, and hope to be able to make one a day - 20 in all.  the block has so many different names - Crown of Thorns, Old fashioned Wedding Ring, and English Wedding ring amongst them.  It kind of looks like a floral bouquet to me, and when all the blocks are put together, you get a rather nice secondary pattern.  I am digging deep into my scraps for this one, as I want each block in a different fabric combo.

The finished size of the block is 8 3/4" and straight from the pages of my ever favourite book - Around the Block - Judy Hopkins.  Love this book to bits.  It is one of the very first quilting books I ever bought, and I still use it all the time.  You can tell how old it is by the cover, and yucky marks all over it.
And since when could we buy a book in Australia for $29??  1990 perhaps.

When ever I see a great border fabric I buy a few metres of it, but I am not so sure I have something for this one.  Might have to buy some more.....what a shame?


  1. Lovely color combo and scrappy to boot!!! Love it!!

  2. Wow! I've never seen it put together like this before. Your color choices and arrangement really do make it look like blossoms. It's like a whole new pattern. I'm lovin' it so far! Can't wait to see more.

  3. Lovely colours, and I gotta say, I love my Judy Hopkins books. Timeless, and a bible for all quilters.

  4. Great blocks and I love the scrappy look. I am a great believer in not using one fabric when you can use lots and add loads of texture and appeal. Take care.

  5. Nice blocks and a fabulous must have book for any quilter!!

  6. I have to say that poison green and pink are a favourite combo for me too!!! Love your blocks so far, a wonderful quilt in the making!!!