Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Block bonanza





Well, Olivia was still not completely well today (though she is better, thanks), so once again, plans I had to go out (today was just some errand running) were shelved, and I spent the day sewing, mostly. She spent most of the day watching DVDs. Luckily, because it's just a bad cold, sore throat, temperature, she doesn't really want me to do anything much, which leaves me free to just check on her periodically, sit and watch for a little while, and otherwise, just get on with what I wanted to do. So I decided to get ahead of the game and do some (or all, as it happens) of the February blocks for the block lotto. I started with a purple & yellow star for Sherry - this is the same star from last month as I liked it so much then. Then I saw these baskets in the same book the star is from (Judy Martin's block book) and decided to try them out in African fabrics, as I still owed Karol Ann another block (not anymore, ha ha - your turn now KA). I'm really pleased with them - wasn't sure how well they would work as African fabrics are all very bright and busy, but I think they've come out well.






Then, more birthday block swap blocks - on the left is a block for Sophie - the bear claw points are green, not black, the light isn't great. And on the right, a block (where I have just noticed I put the top panel on the wrong way around - I'll change it tomorrow) for Angelina, who wanted us to do a block using the colours of our local NFL team or fabric with the team logo, etc. As I have no local NFL team, she said a local Premiership soccer team was fine, so I have picked Fulham, which doesn't play particularly near me, but the training ground is just down the road - less than half a mile. They sponsor football training at our school, too, and anyway, I like the colours, which are black, red and white. I have used t-shirt transfer paper to put the logo in the centre of the block.



What a productive day, even for me!



Oh, just remembered I had a postcard in the post - forgot to take a photo, so I will show it tomorrow...

5 comments:

McIrish Annie said...

I love the purple and Yellow block. Nifty! is that a well known block? I've never seen it. and the African baskets are great, nice twist on an old block. Hope olivia is better soon!

karen b said...

Yes...please do tell where you got the pattern for the star in a star block. I love it!!! Would love to get the pattern.

blackbearcabin said...

a productive day indeed. im trying to work on my February bday block too...not sure what design yet, as i plan to work around the football logo...and its an unusual size, so i may just have to work a checkerboard around it. Any suggestions?

lisajo

Ruth's Place said...

You've gotten so much done! LOVE the african blocks, actually I love all the blocks, but especially the african ones. 'scuse capitalisation, one handed typing while child is feeding...

artisbliss said...

Gorgeous blocks, Kate. I haven't the patience for quilting that requires all the edges and corners to line up, so I admire your ability. I've posted photos of some of my fabric stash on my blog, but I use mine in quite different ways. I hope Olivia is lots better today.