Linda Big D January blocks

Posted by on January 23, 2010 in blocks | 1 comment

I had finished most of these last weekend, but my initial version of the one on the lower left had strips that were too big, so I had to do it over. Most of the strips were left over from a strip quilting project I made in a class with Ami Sims last spring. The result will be a colorful picnic quilt, but I have been stuck on finishing the backing. With this month’s block as an inspiration, I will now make the back as a giant tic-tac-toe, so that after the meal, the quilt can be turned over and used for a ring toss game (or tic tac toe). hmmm. Now I’ll have to make some bean bags too!

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  1. I think I remember seeing that colorful picnic quilt top at a guild meeting last year (the one when we sewed blocks in teams?) It's great … and so are your Tic-tac-toe blocks.

    I've added them to the list. Our new total-so-far is 197 blocks. We'll surely make it to 200 blocks … but will we make it to FIVE WINNERS? (We'll need 30 more blocks to reach the 5 winner threshhold)

    Your great idea for the backing on your picnic quilt reminded me that I made a bed quilt with a tic-tac-toe backing. In my case, the fabric strips were added because extra-wide backing fabric shrank so much when I pre-washed it that it was no longer wide enough for the quilt. (Mine's not especially whimsical or wonky, just functional … though I did suggest to my brother and his wife that they could turn over their quilt and play tic-tac-toe with some throw pillows 😉

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