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Sew New to Me VQB – July

July was Gretchen’s month for the Sew New to Me Virtual Quilting Bee. This was a great month because the design of the blocks was left completely up to us. Gretchen only told us that these blocks were for a beach quilt, so to make them “beachy”. Up to our interpretation. At first I had no clue what to do. But inspiration struck and I decided to do a miniature version of the New Wave Quilt from Oh, Fransson!

All was going great at first. Rather than pieces that are 6″x9″, I cut 2″ x 3″, with 1″ wide white stripes in between. Some of you probably already know this, but when you are dealing with such small pieces, that leaves little room for error. Especially with this many seams and points.

Originally this block had 6 columns of waves. But the squaring up process required me to remove 2 of them. I think it still works though, and I love how the green and blue sashing turned out. I hope Gretchen likes her block, it was a blast to make!

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13 Responses to “Sew New to Me VQB – July”

  1. 1

    What a great idea! It’s really beautiful. She should love it.

  2. 2
    rafael's mum says:

    Oh I love that block!! I am sure Greta will like it. I would be super happy!

  3. 3
    Liz Taylor says:

    What a great block! I definitely has that beachy feel.

  4. 4
    kelly says:

    LOVE it! :) I’m betting she will too! :) I have an idea for mine… need to hang out in the sewing room and get busy!

  5. 5
    2hippos says:

    It’s gorgeous!

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    Kris says:

    It looks great! I love that the background and the foreground go from green to blue together.

  7. 7

    Gorgeous block! I love the wave pattern in the blue and greens

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    Caroline says:

    What a great block! I love the mini new wave idea – brilliant!

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    Joanna says:

    Love it! The sashing really makes it.

  10. 10

    Love love love!!!! Now…. any ideas for my block for Gretchen? ;-)

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    julie says:

    Wow, I’m in AWE of that tiny piecing – beautiful work!

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    whatktmadenext says:

    So, so awesome!

  13. 13

    Beautiful. I think it would look great on its own as a full-sized quilt. I love the colours and the beachy feel. I think it looks even better than the quilt that inspired it. Great job.

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