Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Quiltstory's Block Party

For those of you coming here from Quiltstory, I'm Lynne, a UK quilter and before I get to the main part of this post, can I just let you know that this Sunday I have my debut quilt on Moda Bake Shop and would love you to visit me there if you have time and this will be coupled with a giveaway here on the blog so please come back Sunday if you can.

Anyway, I just read about Quiltstory's Block Party over at Sarah Pings & Needles blog and thought it would be fun to submit some blocks and, like the Blogger's Quilt Festival, have fun blog hopping to see what everyone else submitted.



Fresh Poppy Design

So you can submit three blocks and choose between three categories: modern, traditional and creative.  So here are my three blocks:

Creative:


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
Modern:
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
Traditional
I wasn't sure which category to put this block into but put it into traditional because flying geese are a classic traditional quilter's shape and this block is just made of a couple of circles of flying geese.  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

21 comments:

  1. Lynne, as always your blocks are fantastic! I love that swirly block, it's my favorite :)

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  2. I love the block for Hope - but they are all fantastic. That reminds me I need to mail you all a cd!!

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  3. Beautiful, beautiful blocks. I love each one!
    Michelle

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  4. Love, love, love these blocks. You have a wonderful eye and delightful creativity. Thanks for sharing it with us! I can't wait to see what you do for Moda Bake Shop on Sunday!

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  5. Oh my! I am lost for words, these are all simply stunning

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  6. You said PALAVER!!!! I thought we were the only family that said PALAVER!!! Love you even more.
    And I've always loved your blocks, of course.

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  7. Love the blocks--especially the flying geese. :)

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  8. The circle of flying geese is just beautiful!

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  9. I reeeally love each one of them! Nice work! : )
    Monika K / MSP

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  10. Great blocks Lynne! And better the block is a little shy of the right size and use the remedy suggested, than make it too large- can't see how you could bear to chops off the points of those flying geese!

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  11. oh my gosh lynne, i cant believe the blocks you make up!! its like you enjoy punishment.....
    all your blocks are fabulous by the way

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  12. Super Duper Blockarama going on over at Lynne's place!!!

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  13. I'm with Rachaeldaisy!

    Beautiful work, as ever, Lynne,

    .... personally I'm a bit disappointed that there weren't any lady parts in the modern section ... ;)

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  14. They display your verstility! Can't choose.

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  15. Oh, Lynne...how unfair of you to enter blocks that are sure to win in every category. :) In all seriousness though, you put so much time, thought and creativity into all your blocks you deserve to win. Good luck!

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  16. I am in awe of that first block every time I see it.

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  17. I just had to come back and gaze at these again :) these blocks are just so damn good!

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  18. Love the flying geese pinwheel.

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  19. So Impressive! What a creative person you are.

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  20. lynne, i just LOVE your creations, each and every one! {and btw, thank you for giving me an idea for this month's bee block...i have some hr to work with...it will be completely different from yours but your sleeping beauty gave me the "kick start" for my idea :)}.
    and i just ADORE your fg circle...i think i'm going to use it in my bee month (i've even thought about using my make life fabrics, though i think it's a bit too much copying...but it looks soo lovely!)
    hugs, julia

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  21. Love all of these! (but you already know that by now!)

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