Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Fabric Sorted

Here are my fabric choices for the Four Seasons Quilt Swap and you can also see the roll of embroidery thread that Helen gave me as a thank you for letting her use my quilting frame while I was away. Its a lovely maroon with a slight brown mottle - perfect for the autumn colouring I'm aiming for.

And you can see that I also intend to use some orphan blocks left over from making my daughter's Plenty-o-Pockets bag shown in the making here (I didn't get a photo of it finished). When you make snowball blocks using this method you get two triangles cut off each corner. And I'm sure you all know that if you sew them together BEFORE cutting them off the snowball while its easy, you get a bonus bunch of small squares made from half square triangles. That's what I'm using for the Tree of Life block in the middle of this Four Seasons Quilt.



7 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

Nice fabric selection!

EGE said...

Hey! You redesigned! Very pretty...

sMC said...

what fabulous fabrics.....thanks for the comments re my leaves. Never thought of different colours.

Chris and Sarah said...

i like the new look

Not Lucy said...

Just discovered your blog through the fours seasons swap. Hunted around to see where you lived and was excited to see it is New Zealand. I am a bit interested in New Zealand right now because my son is hoping to be an exchange student there this coming February for a school year. A little further reading revealed that you were recently in our area - western Washington State. Enjoyed visiting your blog, will be back.

Rose Marie said...

Be sure to show us more of these!

Helen said...

Like the new banner! I need to do something about my boring banner.