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Thursday, August 11, 2011
Garden Fence Quilt-a-long - First Blocks
First group of blocks for Garden Fence Quilt
I have been totally distracted by this quilt pattern! After I finished hemming and hawwing and finally made my decision to join in I had to figure out which fabrics I was going to use. I belong to a program, Bargain Lover's Club, with my LQS and each month I receive several fat quarters of coordinated fabric. It is always a little surprise each month because I just never know what I will receive. Every once in a while I do get a package of fabric that I would not normally purchase but I am happy to receive because it just might challenge me to get out of my comfort zone. I just wash/iron it and put it away thinking that I may be able to eventually use it. Well I got to use some fabric from a couple of these bundles in these quilt blocks and I cannot be happier! The fat quarters I used were basically pink/orange/green so I went through my stash and added fabrics that would work and...voila I have enough to make a quilt and it is going to be very bright and happy looking!