"Impressionist Wreaths" - 2" strips top nr. 76 finished

What? Number 76 already???

That’s impossible!

Well, yes, it is possible - I’ve not shown nr. 71-75.

Sorry about that. This one was so simple that getting the pattern ready was a piece of cake.

Here it is.

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Those of you who are really aware of all of the free patterns probably recognize this block.

Yes, I’ve actually made this block elsewhere. But ever since I made it, I’ve wanted to make it up again.

Kachelofen - uses the same block

Kachelofen - uses the same block

So, this past week I decided to just “do it”.

I needed color after that beige one.

(Yes, I liked the beige one - but I just wanted something bright and colorful!)

The “other one” where I used the same block was Kachelofen” - I’m sure you will recognize it once you see it.

The block is the same - the exact same one:

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I tried to throw a lot of red in the blocks - that is what gives it that pop - makes it nice and colorful!

I did just use various blacks and I aimed for white on each side of the black- a few of them aren’t quite as white as some of the others.

I did make it using strip piecing. Completely.

I needed 64 blocks, so I had a bit of piecing in this one!

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So what do I think about this one?

I love it! Yes. It fulfilled my need for COLOR.

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I don’t know how many pieces are in it.

Let’s see. It’s got 64 blocks. Each block is 64 pieces. So 64x64 =4096. I’ve certainly had more- and lots with fewer pieces than this one. It is what it is. I don’t even normally check.

I don’t know how long it took me to piece it.

I can go back and check when I was taking pictures of the strip piecing I was doing, however. Let me check.

Just checked. 3 days ago I was piecing the first blocks.I probably spent about 3 days making the blocks and putting the top together. It was so easy - no borders, not on point, etc. Just one block. ONE BLOCK. Easy peasy.

I’m am desperate (maybe that word is too strong, though- I just want to…badly!) to whittle down those 2” strips again. Yes. I am. I’ve got too many in my sewing room. Thankfully after about 8 tops which I’ve done recently, the pile is actually getting smaller - just not gone yet - not even half gone!

if you do want to stay current on where I am with the 2” strips series, you can go here. ALL of the quilts from this series are here - in order.

I started the project in 2015 - so that’s when I start with the pictures. I do have some quilts there that I’ve not written the patterns for yet - if I’m going to write it. There is at least one that I won’t write because it came off of Moda’s free patterns page. I wanted to document it all in one place—like my 2” upcycled blues series!

The Impressionist Wreaths pattern is found here. I hope someone can use it!

Have a good day wherever you are reading this.

Be sure to check out what my sis has for you in the store!