Ok…here we are…this is the only “preview” you are going to get for the Summer block of the Week….it is called “Lisa’s Garden” I have always loved Florence Peto’s Antique Nine Patch and Applique quilt. So why not do my own Garden Quilt. Ours will have 48-3″ applique blocks and 63 pieced nine patch blocks that will set on point… I will design the applique blocks and the border-which is still to be determined, like usual…but I think it will be pieced with a little applique. You will get 4 applique and 5 pieced blocks along with all the fabric for the applique backgrounds the first week. The next 11 weeks you will receive the 4 applique blocks and the 5 pieced blocks-with a couple more nine patch blocks the last week to make 63. The 13th week will be the border and the cost will be posted later…I think we will be able to use a lot of the fabric we already have from the nine patches to complete the border with….We are doing at least 9-3″ blocks a week, we are going to use up a lot of the reproduction scrap at the shop-so your nine patch fabrics will not be exactly the same as the photo, but if we use a blue you will have a blue and so on…we are being green and resourceful at the same time and still give you a great “summer” deal….The top applique blocks are the 1st week with the nine patches, the bottom appliques are the 2nd week and I don’t have the 2nd week’s nine patches done yet….too much quilt market stuff to do yet….It will be $20 for the first week and $10 for the next 11 and then the border the 13th week that is to be determined…I also want to throw this out to any of you who might want to do this….I am thinking about making 2 sets of blocks and doing a 2nd quilt but continuing with the quilt! Maybe with about 200 applique blocks…so maybe I am crazy or maybe I am not alone and there are others of you who are up for the challenge. Florence made 2 quilts a big one and a little one… Please let me know…the applique blocks are really simple and easy to do…maybe about half an hour each to stitch.
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