Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Highly textured



The last two days worth of post has seen lots of textured blocks from the birthday block swap land on my doorstep. Yesterday brought me this beauty from Julie - the colour is fairly true onthe right, but a little weird on the left. Hopefully you can see some of the textures in the photo on the left - it's a bit hard to show how interesting these blocks are with mere photos (so you guys will all have to come visit my house and see them in person, I guess)...



Today brought me a block from Michelle (left) - all the point of the flying geese are actually flaps - and two blocks from Helen - the one on the right above, where I think you can see the textures fairly well (the orangey brown fabric is folded into little flags) though the colour is off again - the block is more purple and less blue than it appears here -

and the one below, which I have photographed from an angle to show you all the folds in it. This is a great block and must have taken a lot of work to get all of those folds!



They are all great blocks, really, and I'm very pleased with them all - and the others I have received this month. I think these may also end up being cushions, along with the two I've already made into cushions. It's true that I need some new cushions, but it's also true that all these blocks make great cushions because of the textural elements - you can really see them on a cushion - in a wall hanging, they might show a bit less well...

5 comments:

mumzy said...

These blocks are really lovely and the colours are wonderful. I'm sure they will make beautiful cushions.

summersadie said...

I've never seen textured/folded quilt blocks before. How neat!

Gina said...

Great blocks. They've all done welll making different blocks for you

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Margaret aka Supermom said...

Helen's would make something beautiful for the holidays~

Kathy said...

What great blocks! I especially like the red one. I'm looking forward to seeing them "in the flesh" as it were, when I come to visit.

You are going to have a lot of cushions, if you use them all that way!

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