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:

TheItinerantChemist said...

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

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

of course you can make it work :)

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

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

Sue Kelly said...

Yes.

P. said...

Oh, I like those!

Julierose said...

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

Kris said...

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

Quiltdivajulie said...

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

Mystic Quilter said...

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

Ariane said...

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

JanineMarie said...

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.

Monica said...

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

audrey said...

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.:)

Kleine Vingers said...

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

sue said...

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.

patty a. said...

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.

Libby in TN said...

I can see it!

Ann said...

Morning song! Love the combination.

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

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!

KrisR said...

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.

Stephie said...

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 :)

LA Paylor said...

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

liniecat said...

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 : )