Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Another summer update

Catching up on everything I didn't blog about over the summer, I worked on another English Paper Piecing project while I was lazing by the pool on holiday with the family in Spain.  You will all have heard of Brioni aka flossyblossy but did you know that her husband, known on the internet as Curly Boy, designs quilt patterns?  Well I managed to twist his arm and be given a sneak peek or a future pattern release, called roundabout.  Here's my paper pieced version of it although I did simplify the pattern so avoid having 16 points meeting in the middle - 8 was enough for me:
Curly Boy's Roundabout
I made it using the wonderful Arcadia fabrics mixed with some co-ordinating solids and, where I didn't have any fabric to fill in the triangles, the patio stones are filling for the moment.  Here it is with the brown star at the centre and a sheet as the filler for the fabric gaps!
Curly Boy's Roundabout
I really need to get off my backside and do something with these blocks but at the moment they're in the UFO pile awaiting some kind of a decision.  I'm not in a paper piecing mood at the moment so they're going to have to wait a while before they end up being something - maybe a wall hanging.  Maybe a few pillows.  Maybe a table runner.  Maybe a skirt.  I'm just kidding.  Shoot me if you ever see me walking around dressed in a patchwork item.

4 comments:

  1. They're awesome, beautiful colours, and that pattern is so cool!! I always joke about making a patchwork jacket! I was once going to a quilt show out in the suburbs and was a bit confused at our Central Station about which train to catch. In the end I noticed ladies wearing various patchwork clothing and of course patchwork bags. I followed them and made it to the show.

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  2. this is awesome...this looks like a great way to spend a little time while you are enjoying spain.

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  3. They are seriously impressive, especially with a bit of terracotta thrown in! the only patchwork item I wear is an oven glove! I have got a skirt I designed for a college project with a quilted bum area- at the back obviously- long and dark grey wool suiting with a bit of elastane but it is more urban texture sort of quilting- definitely not patchwork!

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  4. Okay, I'm just in awe of your mad quilting skillz! Seriously. Crazy.

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