Monday, April 16, 2012

Dresden Fan blocks

I have projects I should be working on and unfinished projects in the works. But this quilt that I found on flickr has been haunting me. No, I shouldn't be starting a new project. But last week I ordered the ruler and this weekend, I had to try these blocks.

I also ordered some of the rerelease of Andalucia because I loved the bit of navy in it. Have you noticed navy coming back? So I started with this...
And added some pieces from my stash.
With a little trial and error, I made my first 2 blocks. Geta gives some basic instructions on making the block. You can see the finished quilt in this post and scroll down for the links to her instructions.
I used a 15 degree ruler for the wedges and cut them from a strip set that was composed of a 2 1/2" white, a 1 1/4" navy and a 3 3/4" green strip. I'm wondering if there's too much white and I should cut that down a bit?
Anyway, they were pretty easy to make and they look so hard! Love that!!
I'll draw a winner for the give away on Wednesday! And also share my source for the dishes as many of you have asked!

15 comments:

  1. The colour combo is amazing and the white looks perfect to me! I love that navy is starting to make a comeback!

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  2. These are really just so stunning. I can't stop looking at them. Love the navy, especially that it's getting paired with such bright, happy colors.

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  3. Those are really great blocks! I love the navy, too. I seem to have filled my closet with navy this spring and have even added a little navy to my stash recently!

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  4. Navy has long been my favorite color, particularly paired with a springy green. These are GORGEOUS! Can't WAIT to see this one come together!

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  5. OH wow, those look outrageously hard! I really like the navy/lime combination....actually I haven't noticed navy popping up...I'll have to keep my eye out! Oh wait, there was that Denyse Schmidt line at Joann's now that I think about it...

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  6. Oh my goodness! I just LOVE this quilt! Thanks for directing my to Geta's blog, as well.

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  7. I love this quilt, it's so quirky...and navy is definitely the new black or grey!! It really pulls out those citrus colours... LOVE IT!!

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  8. Love your color choices! That quilt is one of my favorites too!

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  9. Wow, just when I think I,ve seen the greatist block you comm up with these really cool blocks.Just saying !!
    Jean M.

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  10. These look great, can't wait to see the other blocks.

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  11. Very cool quilt!

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  12. Oh my goodness...haunting is right...I've thought of this all day now!!!! The epiphany, for me, came when I realized how great my treasured bundle of Terrain could look with this :) And so happy to find Geta Grama's blog! Wow! :)

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  13. I keep coming back to look at this block. I just love it. But keep wondering if I could do it!

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Thanks so much for taking time to comment!