Friday, 18 February 2011

Knowing me, Knowing You, Uh Huh

In the second of my posts where you let me know what are the favourite things you've made, I'd like to move into quilt blocks.  So please add links to the favourite quilt blocks you've made at the end of the post.

Now, can I just say that a lot of you may be great quilters but there are a few numpties out there.  Now I don't mean quilting numpties, I mean computer numpties.  A few of you linked to your blog but not the post with the quilt in - so make sure, if you provide a link, the name of the post and not your your blog name is in your browser, copy and paste that into the linky!  Or the name of the flickr page if you're linking to a pic on flickr.  There was one double numpty who linked their picture back to my blog.  I won't humiliate her by telling you who it was but I can say it gave us both a good chuckle!

For my favourite quilt blocks that I have made, I will shamelessly copy and paste a post I did a week ago for a quilt block competition so, if you've read it before, just skip right over it.  And, once again, I'd love to see your favourite blocks in today's linky at the bottom of the page.


I made this block for Krista lolablueocean who asked for any kind of circle block at all and sent some wonderful, whimsical fabrics which lent themselves to a whimsical, dreamy, circle.  The challenge for me on this block was making a dream spiral for sleeping beauty to sleep inside which I achieved with a 3/4" bias strip, ironed in half, sewn on with a 3/8" seam, folded over and then hand sewn down.

Positively my very last bee block for 2010

Amber (One Shabby Chick) asked for a modern block for the quilt she was making for her uber cool musician sister in law, Hope and we were given total free rein to make pretty much anything modern at all.  The idea for this block is of course just a simple wonky nine patch with framed centres.  For some reason, I made an enormous palaver of making it, probably because I was in a rush as I was going on holiday the next day and, had I just taken a deep breath, I would have made it in half the time.  Hindsight.  Not much use once the block is made really.

Amber's Block 1

Karrie Lynn of Freckled Whimsy asked us for a block made of half square triangles and I, intrigued that I had only ever seen single circles of flying geese, wanted to design and make a double circle.  Imagine my frustration when the block came out 1/4" shy of the required 16 1/2" requested by KarrieLynn - ah well, we can always add a skinny little layer of sashing to make a block grow to the requested size, albeit through gritted teeth.  

KL's HST block

15 comments:

  1. how about you pick your favorite block?! lol I'm tired of picking my favorite one. Well, really I'm just tired. It's 3 am but I couldn't help but post.

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  2. I don't make individual blocks cos I'm not in any bees! ;-( But look forward to seeing what else gets posted. Is a numptie like a nuff-nuff?

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  3. I've only made one individual block and it's definitely not my favourite, so I'll sit here and look at all the loveliness from everyone else.

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  4. That's a spectacular use of bias in your first block! Wow! P.S. I like your getting to know you posts - very clever and friendly idea!

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  5. These are wonderful !! What creative blocks. We especially love the colors in your bias spiral, and the fabric image in the middle. Beautiful.

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  6. Ha! Lynne, you crack me up. I'll volunteer: I'm the double numpty who linked to your blog! But I'm an expert linker now ;) Hm, I'll have to take a look at my bee blocks and see which ones I love the most. I've surely had lots of fun making them...

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  7. I guess I'm one of those numpties too....tried everything to link to just the one post...ended up picking one photo from flickr and now when I check it just links to my blog...help???

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  8. thanks for picking one out for me Lynne. lol. i will admit that I suspected you might choose that one...if only because it belongs to you. :)

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  9. *ahem* cough cough, I linked to my blog but did use the right picture. It took me ages just to figure how to link I thought **** it Im sure she'll get it ... will do it properly this time...hopefully. Karen

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  10. Lovely blocks, I love the double ring of flying geese. Did you "wing" it (hee hee hee) or is there a pattern you used? I'd like to try my hand at making one.

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  11. Hmmm, this is interesting, what are you up to now...?

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  12. I'm new to this whole bee block thing, so I'm posting a link to your favorite block that I've made!

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  13. OK, I cheated. I couldn't decide on 1 so I posted 2. I also really wanted to add Daisy Butt Bird, but she's on my blog logo so that would be over-kill.

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  14. OK...do I know you well enough now to admit that I only follow your blog to gain vocab words? First it was chuffed...now I'm a numpty. Who knew?

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  15. I love, love, love your double flying geese circle block and would love to use this block in one of my quilts. Is there a pattern available? Thanks. I have enjoyed your blog, very inspiring and book-marked it for return visits.

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