Sunday, 22 May 2011

Bring me sunshine

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It's one of those cloudy / sunny / rainy / dry / rainbow kind of days here in the middle of England today.  So, sometimes we need to make our own sunshine.  Here is a sunshine block I made for Marit in the Ringo Pie Bee online bee yesterday.  Anyone gasping at the complication of this block just needs to look closer and see that it is a modification of the Big Little George block I showed you how to make here, paper pieced in three sections for each quarter of the block, pieced together into one block with the central circle appliqued on at the end.

In the summertime

I also designed and made another circle for the Amitie BOM which again uses the same basic bits from Big Little George but with the central circle pieced in this time.  Let me know if you have a go at either of these BLG variations.

Amitie BOM

30 comments:

  1. Blimey Lynne do you ever sleep!

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  2. this blocks are fabulous, especially the first one!

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  3. I think Hadley said it perfectly - "Flipping heck!"

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  4. These are wonderful variations. I am practicing paper piecing this weekend, Big Little George is on the list, maybe I will vary him a bit, I'll let you know.

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  5. You. are. amazing! A huge thank you for all your inspiration!
    Sharon T

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  6. oh how I love the first block!

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  7. Fabbie blocks - always up for more sunshine! Jxo

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  8. Rockin' the sunshine with these blocks!!

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  9. whoa! that wonky-ish sun block is freakin' A-MAZ-ING!

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  10. I need some sunshine too. Geepers, that is unbelievable!

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  11. Your mind works in amazing ways. Beautiful work in those blocks.

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  12. Sunshine is just what we need today in rainy Denmark - lovely blocks :)

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  13. I love the sunshine block! Wow!

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  14. Amazing Lynne! Love the sunshine, as you said we need it!

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  15. It is beautiful! Can you send some of that sun out the Washington, we could really use it here :)

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  16. BEA-UT-I-FUL! Might do some paper piecing tomorrow! Really great lily!

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  17. Lynne, your use of color just wows me along with those amazing blocks. So sunny! Love them!

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  18. Is there no end to your genius? :o) Amazing!

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  19. Jeez Nigel, and Louise, that sun is positively solar-iffic.

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  20. Love the sun block, brilliant! xo

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  21. Brillant. I wish I had the confidence to try that...we need sunshine in in Nova Scotia, Canada.

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  22. Wow! You do some funky blocks! I am in awe of your creativity!

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  23. these blocks are so striking, love them!

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  24. The asymmetry just blows me away--it's amazing!

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  25. you are killing me here! i bow to your amazing awesomeness!

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  26. Hi, I found you via British P&Q and have been admiring your work. Lovely bright & cheerful colours, and great designs.
    I'm mainly a knitter and lacemaker, but have dabbled in quilting over the years and am being drawn back to it atm - if only there were more hours in a day.

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  27. Can you quilt some rain? It's 28° here, everyone and everything is wilting.

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