Friday, 8 April 2011

Playing in the Amitie BOM

Playtime, originally uploaded by Lynne @ Lilys Quilts.
Another month in the Amitie BOM where I go off and make up my own block. Well it's not completely my invention, I just drafted up a sort of pared down Georgetown Circle - a block which I am building up to doing a whole quilt of (mmm, bad grammar). I pushed myself to go scrappy on this block and I really struggle with that. I know I should like scrappy but it feels like one step too far for me. My younger sister (the other one from the one who comments on here) would have a nervous breakdown if she saw this block. All those colours sitting next to each other would bring her out in hives. I'm feeling a bit hivesey myself looking at it but I'm warming to it if I squint.  I also need to re-paint my block photographing board so it's not so shiny - it's gettin on me piggin nerves.

19 comments:

  1. Lynne, you are not alone when it comes to struggling with colors. I have a very difficult time with the "scrappy" look. All those colors make me a big crazy. IMHO it needs to be grounded but when other people do it I think "well, that is pretty" for instance this block is nice. But I would never attempt it.

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  2. I LOVE it! It makes me smile and want to do a little dance - much better than some quilts that make me want to frown and be depressed! Thanks for sharing that!

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  3. This whole post made me chuckle. Okay, I like the center, but maybe not the plaid next to the points. But maybe it's just me and stuff happening today...

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  4. Take an antihistamine and get over it. You do scrappy to the nines! Another stunner.I'm still saving for my very own little scrap quilt one day.

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  5. LOL...you are too funny!!! I feel the same with that much scrappy,but keep working with it...squinting does help...lol It will look great; you know it. Im too old fashion; you know; matchie matchie....

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  6. One can never have to many colours.....it looks great.

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  7. It looks like the outfits my French 'penfriend' wore when we were at school!!

    Why not appliqué it on a t-shirt, pop on your tinfoil specs and watch your children cry!

    I actually like it a lot :)

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  8. Fabulous! Go with it baby! Take a deep breath and ride that scrappy high!! Jxo

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  9. It's amazing Lynne! I would never have thought to combine all of those fabrics, but they all work so well. It's crazy in an awesome way! I still can't believe you've been quilting for such a short time and come up with this kind of stuff!!!

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  10. What's the problem? I think your block looks great, but I love scrappy quilts. You must not be a fan of Kaffe Fassette designs either.

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  11. Ooooooo, if it's causing you pain, sent to me!!! I love it. All those colors and patterns together are gorgeous. Keep at it. It will be spectacular!

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  12. I really like this block. I love the scrappiness, I think you did a great job.

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  13. Your block is awesome! You have a gift...keep stretching outside your comfort level. Love, love love what you do!
    Sharon T
    barringtonsewing@sbcglobal.net

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  14. I can't figure out how you put the curves and the points together. It is very scrappy and I think you should send it to me right away before the hives get too bad.

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  15. I'm with you...I need Ativan to even LOOK at a scrap quilt.

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  16. Love this, it's so scrappy and wonderful! I have a bit of a hard time putting fabric together like this, thanks for the inspiration!

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  17. Beautiful, I love it. Try a solid or reads-as-solid in the center if you just have to tone it down a bit.

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  18. Looking good - it will be interesting to see it with all the others

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