Thursday, 12 January 2017

Never say never again

At the end of my last post I was muttering about triangles, thinking that they would probably be the next step in this quilt.  They may well still make an appearance but I have been side-tracked a bit.  

Last night I was browsing the Amitie Textiles website and saw on their blog a picture of this, by Carolyn Friedlander.  I had already done a couple of little drawings  which added circles in with my yellow bird blocks, and talked myself out of doing anything with them, but this time I couldn't resist. So this morning I made my own, hand-drawn, haphazard and decidedly irregular version of these blocks.

Obviously they are a bit fiddly so I've only managed two so far.


Here's the first one I did alongside a couple of bird bits.


Clearly I can't draw a decent quarter circle to save my life, but I rather like these and think I can make this work.  


Linking up today with My Quilt Infatuation for NTT Thursday.















23 comments:

  1. I really like these - especially the one in the last picture, looks like a spring sunrise seen through a window. :)

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  2. Oh, I like those a lot and think they are going to be wonderful!

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  3. I like that the blocks show your unique "hand" drawn pieces--love them...hugs, Julierose

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  4. I am hooked...can't wait to see the finish. Lovely

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  5. Like LIKE LIKE!!!! Fiddly or not, I think the new blocks are wonderful!!!

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  6. Now this is going to be interesting!! Wonder what's next with this.

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  7. I really love these sun blocks. They will add a lot of interest to your quilt.

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  8. Oh, I needed this today. Our weather has been so unendingly dreary that we need to have the lights on indoors all day. Your sunshine is the perfect antidote.

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  9. Well, you are right, those rising sun blocks are fabulous with what you have so far! What a hopeful feeling it has. :D

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  10. I've looked and looked at a similar block before for one of my stacks of fabric! Love it. If I end up doing something similar, it'll be because you tipped me over the edge.:)

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  11. Love that sun with the rays, I can olmost feel the warmth. Greetings

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  12. Sun blocks! A log of grey skies here so those blocks are particularly lovely to me. Can't wait to see how this quilt progresses.

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  13. Those ray blocks are going to add a lot of interest to this quilt! I like your quarter circles that they are a bit off; it adds to the hand made quality of this piece.

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  14. Morning song! Love the combination.

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  15. Hmmm, now why make a perfect circle (or quarter thereof) when you can make something so much more interesting? It may be a unanimous decision that this sun block is going to work. I know I am in the sun circle and love the block. Your grays and yellows are just so pretty together. I knew they would work in a quilt back when I attended my neice's wedding. It was gorgeous...just like your quilt!

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  16. How bizarre - I am making blocks similar but my inspiration came from a falling down cattle loading ramp and my center is a square not a 1/2 circle. I like the colors you are using.

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  17. Very sunny! Your blocks are way more fun than your inspiration. It feels like there's a sort of theme coming together here - I see circles as well as rectangles. Circle prints, circle blocks, buttons; I like the subtlety of that :)

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  18. your take on abstraction is so unique. I totally read the joy of watching birds from this. And it grows little by little right? No real plan?
    LeeAnna

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  19. Oh WoW! The sunrise rays remind me of the beautiful old window glass that was popular in the 30s? Or maybe its a Deco design? Stunning : )

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