Mar 26 2016

Purple Lincoln Block

The purple Lincoln block is finished.

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While I was piecing the block this month, I also worked on becoming more organized.  I labeled a bunch of plastic bags to make it easier to sew next months block.  There are 1 1/8″ strips, 1 3/8″ strips, 1 1/2″ strips, 2 1/4″ strips and more – it is amazing how many different sized there are.  I also plan on counting the number of pieces in the block.  My best guess is around 300.

The sashing was added to the pink and purple Lincoln blocks and then sewn to the blue block.  I really like how it is looking and it gives me a good idea of what the final quilt will look like.  Right now my best estimate is that the quilt will finish around 75″ square – unless a border is added.

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It will be fun to see what the color for April will be.  If it is a warm color – red or orange – then the block will be placed under the blue block.  If it is a cool color like green then it will go next to the pink block.

Linking in with Last Purple Saturday at soscrappy.


15 Responses to “Purple Lincoln Block”

  1. jennifer says:

    oh. wow! tons of work, but it will be worth it!

  2. OMGosh, this quilt will be GORGEOUS! I can’t wait to see more of it.

    • Marlene says:

      Thank you. My plan is to make one block a month and I need 10 more blocks, so this will be a year long project so there will be plenty to see.

    • Marlene says:

      Thank you. It makes me smile every time I look at it which helps keep me excited about working on it.

  3. Libby in TN says:

    Are you subtly trying to influence Angela’s choices? You’ve probably said before, but why is it the “Lincoln Block”?

    • Marlene says:

      I am not trying to influence Angela – just trying to be prepared. I found this quilt pattern in Better Homes & Gardens Creative American Quilting 1989. In the book it says that the first Lincoln Quilt was pieced in 1809 by Abraham Lincoln’s mother. I love the challenge of the block, but wanted something totally different for the layout.

  4. Wow!! That is going to be one AMAZING quilt!!!

  5. Sue says:

    Wow what an amazing quilt pattern, looks great, but will be fantastic with all the RSC colours.

  6. gayle says:

    Wow! What a stunning quilt this will be!

  7. A gorgeous, ambitious block and terrific setting. Can’t wait to see more.

  8. Angela says:

    What a great pattern. So many tiny bits all coming together beautifully! Great progress.

  9. katie z. says:

    Your blocks are amazing.

  10. Maureen says:

    Your blocks are absolute stunners – never seen these before and what an beauty of a quilt you’re going to have at the end of the year.

  11. Sheila says:

    Beautiful blocks! Wow.
    I’m hoping for a GREEN April.

    • Marlene says:

      I was hoping for green also, but I just found out that April is orange month. It should be interesting because orange is a color that I don’t use too often. Thanks for stopping by.

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