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Friday, April 15, 2011

Greco-Roman Tiles

Cheryl made me really work hard today making this week's block from the 1880's Sampler Quilt.  I took sections apart more times than care to admit.  Finally got it to come out to 5 1/2" (5" finished).  It's far, far from perfect, but once again, without paper piecing she made it doable and I'm okay with the way mine looks.



There are 65 pieces in this 5" block if I counted correctly.  The name makes me think of the summers I spent driving my youngest son to Greco-Roman freestyle wrestling meets in Iowa. I miss those days.

In case you are wondering, those final green borders will finish to 1/4" when sewn into the quilt!  My lines are wonky to say the least, but I'm guessing in the whole quilt nobody is going to worry about it alot.  I just decided I'd frogged enough.  Obviously I sometimes sew like a drunken sailor! 

Rainy, cold day today. What happened to spring?


6 comments:

Scrappy quilter said...

I like how it turned out Mary. We had snow today!!

Cheryl said...

I am impressed!! There will be others that have that 1/4" sashing around them when they are set in the quilt. Thanks again for finding my error.

Crispy said...

WOW that's a lot of pieces and to do it by machine is very impressive too!! I think it came out great :0)

Crispy

LynCC said...

Whoa - Those are TINY LITTLE pieces! Kudos to you!

lillianscupboard said...

I'm always amazed at your work.

Anonymous said...

Oh Mary, you've come a long way from Block Central! I've enjoyed looking at your quilts.

Hugs,
Betty Edwards aka Betty2Max aka CajunBear
CajunBear