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The Joy Of 6

July 3, 2011

Joy Of 6: 6in. Scrap Fusible Block Showcase

Here’s another group of blocks for you to see. These beauties are 6×6-inches and I really had a blast working on them.

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The increased size made them a lot easier to handle. 3-inch blocks are great to look at, but not that easy to stitch.

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More room . . . means more details.

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More details . . . means more fun now—and later.

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The decorative embroidery stage is going to take these blocks to a whole new level. You can almost see it, can you?

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Quilting comes next. Quilting isn’t my favorite part of the quilt making process, but I’m actually looking forward to it this time.

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I’ve been thinking about how to approach it for a while, but haven’t made any final design decisions. I could quilt each block with a separate design or I could create a larger design that incorporates several blocks.

What about a design that incorporates the whole quilt? Hmmmm . . . decisions . . . decisions.

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I  haven’t made up my mind about quilting thread either. I could use a variegated or a solid color thread. There are benefits and drawbacks to either choice.

I could use one thread color throughout or I could change the color with each block. What to do? . . . What to do?

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After I’ve finished the quilting, I think my beads, buttons and sequins are going to be happy to call this quilt home.

Well, this show has come to a close.

Please let me know what you think about the blocks. While you at it, I’d love to hear your thoughts on how you’d quilt this wild thang.

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