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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Plan B

Originally I had planned to use the Buck A Blocks to make a Christmas quilt. It was a great idea when I planned this quilt back in 2007, but now in 2010 it doesn't sound as appealing. For one thing the 12 block quilt would be too large to quilt on my frame and what fun would it be to finish a top that I wouldn't be able to quilt myself? Plan B is to make two crib size quilts using 6 blocks each. I'll be able to finish the quilts myself and plus I can use some bright springy fabrics to help ease my spring fever. This decision has really breathed new life into this UFO project...I can hardly wait to get the blocks finished so I can put the tops together!

18 comments:

ktquilts said...

Love the multicolored calico!!! Great Idea. I have a buck a block from 2008, I think, that I haven't ever even touched. Thanks a bunch for reminding me that I need to put it on my UFO list! ;0) Rats...it isn't even a WIP!!LOL!

Anya said...

Darn...and I thought you were going to use those blocks for a quilt for me!

The baby quilts are a great idea -- very springy looking.

Melanie said...

Those are going to look so pretty. Glad you are all re-inspired to finish.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Isn't it wonderful that there's a "B". Sometimes I have to go through plans A-Z before I find the right one. I'm sure it will be lovely and look forward to seeing what you come up with.

kwiltmakr said...

Sounds like a good idea to me, two for the price of one and done maybe a little quicker too.

Barb said...

What a cute block!!

joanne lendaro said...

that's pretty cool!! one project results in two completes!!

Needled Mom said...

Nice block!!! I love the way it shows off the two colors so well.

dobco said...

Plan B sometimes works out best!

Mary L. said...

I still have some Buck A Blocks needing quilted. Only mine is a huge quilt as I bought three kits each month and then added my own extra blocks..all made from HST's. BTW I learned that I HATE Thangles! I don't find them very accurate at all. I'd much rather cut my HST's oversized and trim. But that's just me.

Fiesta said...

Susan that sounds like a great plan.
Like you I too like to quilt my own quilts though they may not always be hand quilted.

quiltingnana said...

plan Bs are good

Vivian said...

I have 2 complete sets of Buck A Blocks from 3 or 4 years ago--still in their little plastic bags, untouched. I had big plans at the time but nothing happened. They're not UFOs, or WIPs, they're just "want to make" projects. I need to follow your lead, look at them again, maybe from a different direction, and get to work on them.

Linda said...

Our guild collected all those unfinished buck a blocks and used them in this year's raffle quilt. Take a look for some more ideas. http://www.friendshipstar.org

Jackie said...

What a cute block. It's amazing what you can do with half square triangles and different fabrics.

Rene' said...

Sounds like a great plan!!

julia said...

Great idea!!! I need to get going on my children's blankets.

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