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Monday, March 14, 2022

Monday This And That - Pieces In The Garden SAL


Here is the first row for Pieces In The Garden sew-along hosted by Melva of Melva Loves Scraps. This sew-along is based on the story of Melva's maternal grandmother, Tressie Teegarden. You may click on the button in my sidebar for information. I'm joining Days Filled With Joy for Monday This And That!

These little blocks finish at 4-1/2 inches square.

Each block consists flying geese and half square triangles.. Due to the challenge of a "scant 1/4 inch" sewing, not all of the flying geese units I made were usable, so I decided not to remake any flying geese units but to use the units that were OK. The following two photos show the flying geese that are not in the placement suggested by the pattern, due to my "creativity". I am very carefully not calling them mistakes, because although they do not make the exact pattern as the rest of the blocks, they still have bows!



There will be 12 rows of blocks at the end of the sew-along. The name "Teegarden" brings to mind vintage tea sets and cottage flower gardens, so I am using as many small flowered prints as possible. As for my color choices, in light of the tragic events in Ukraine, now seems a very appropriate time for blue and yellow. I have a LOT of blue and yellow scraps, so there will be more than enough for the entire quilt. My guess is that the scraps will multiply as I use them though - isn't that how it works?


The next row is Friendship Stars, and these are fast to make. I've made one and chosen fabrics for some of the sixteen 3-1/2 inch blocks. It's not too late to join in! You can read the sweet story and grab the pattern on Melva's blog right here.

I'm linking this post to Monday This And That on Days Filled With Joy.


11 comments :

  1. some blocks are just difficult to get exact!

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  2. I was going to make this BOM, working on the Star blocks (just need to put them together). But when I started on Block 1, I decided not to do the BOM. I was late in starting and the picture she had was all HSTs then she gave the instructions for the 1 1/2” x 2 1/2” FG. No ruler for that size. I did OK, but then when I tried to put it together I had not picked up on the fact that I would need 2 sets of 4 FG. Duh. So I am not going to continue on with it. Not my favorite block anyway. Yours are looking good. Hugs (PS Once I have problem with a freebie I stop and go no further).

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    1. Sorry about your frustration :( I debated with myself about the complexity of row 1. You could go with the bow tie block.

      https://melvalovesscraps.blogspot.com/2022/02/orphans-no-more.html

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  3. These blocks are so pretty and will make a nice quilt. Will be interesting to see the addition of the friendship stars.

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  4. Wow you're a pro at mixing colors and patterns. love these colors~ i'm wondering since you are in North Texas - are you close to any mountains?

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    1. Ha, I'm no color pro, but lately I've just been going with what I like, and it seems to work better. No there are no mountains in north Texas, just hills. About 20-30 miles north in Oklahoma there are some "mountains", but nothing like the real mountains you have. The Ouachita Mountain Range is beautiful, but nothing over 2200-2500 feet.

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  5. I love the way this is looking. The blues and yellows are perfect. It will be fun to see this develop!

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  6. Oh they look just gorgeous! I was also going to join in, might still :) I love the fabrics you are using... thanks for linking up to Monday This and That! xx

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  7. I didn't see this post yesterday, but glad to see it today! Those are really pretty blocks, Linda! So interesting that in some of them you see the star, and in others you don't. I do love the blue and yellow combination, too!

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  8. Finished is better than perfect! I think they will all look great in the garden together. Blessings!

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  9. Very pretty blocks, blue and yellow is such a classic combo.

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