"Swingin' Checkerboards"

All finished!

This is number 64 in my 2” series of quilts using primarily 2” strips and squares; I began the series in the summer of 2015. The last year and a half I’ve taken quite a hiatus from it while focusing on mostly the upcycled blues series.

However, I’m flooded with more scraps: So I need to get back to getting them under control. I really just need about 30 hours in a day. But then I’d need some serious energy to be able to use it! I kind of tucker out by the end of the day!

Here is this one:

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A little closeup with the colors.

I think my idea about using off white on one side of the rail fence and a white on the other didn’t really pan out - as I used so many different ones and the varying shades of white/off whites were so difficult to place/see. Not sure that I should have bothered, actually. But I did use both white and then a darker off white in those blocks. You can see them, but not a definite pattern. That is because I had so many different colors/shades.

I think my idea about using off white on one side of the rail fence and a white on the other didn’t really pan out - as I used so many different ones and the varying shades of white/off whites were so difficult to place/see. Not sure that I should have bothered, actually. But I did use both white and then a darker off white in those blocks. You can see them, but not a definite pattern. That is because I had so many different colors/shades.

Here are a couple of pictures that you might find interesting - the first one is the quilting “in process”. The second picture is after it is washed. You can see the difference in the crinkles. Fascinating, huh?

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You can see that I did quilt it extensively with circles and swirls. Seriously time for me to go on to something else. I guess it is time to check out YouTube for some more pictures of ideas for all over designs. I figure most of these scrap ones really don’t show the quilting from a distance so there isn’t a lot of point to doing extensive special free motion quilting - as I doubt much could be seen. (At least that’s what I’m saying!) LOL

It was so pretty today - and the colors so springy and cheerful - I like it!

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The quilt roll:

 

I did update the pattern with a new picture and put it back on the free patterns age.

I think they are kind of cool! That’s really the only reason I like to put the pictures in these blog posts!

I think they are kind of cool! That’s really the only reason I like to put the pictures in these blog posts!

Because the colors are so springy and sort of soft, it doesn’t show up as well from a distance - but the view was nice today. Thought you should see it.

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i did update the pattern and put it back on the free pattern page with current pictures.

Have a great day wherever you are reading this!


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