Tuesday

Isobel's Flight

Well here it is my block from the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks collector's Edition Volume 2.  Funny in the small image it looks very higgledly piggledy but in real life it flows really well.  I designed this block for a friend Isobel who wanted to make a quilt for her grandson.  She wanted a design that would flow across the entire quilt.

Several years ago I had made another quilt Trails which Isobel had loved and it was the first of my quilts that she decided to make.  Anyway Trails was also the first really complicated pattern that I had ever written and as I later discovered many people wanted extra directions for joining it together.  The circles were easy enough.  The paths were easy enough but several people found that they wanted more instructions for joining the paths to the circles.  After writing these for Isobel, and the people who contacted me, I learnt that what may be obvious to one person is not necessarily obvious to someone who is not inside my head..funny that:)

Last year when Isobel wanted to make Pathways she contacted me to find out if it was easily modified for a different size.  I replied that it was easily made in any size but if she wanted a different design I had one in my head and no time to make it.  Isobel's Flight came from that idea.  

Don't you agree the full quilt version looks a lot better than the single block version:)

I have worked out a few colour variations but am desperately looking for time to make what would be to me the best... a completely scrappy version... one day.

9 comments:

suz said...

This is an amazing block. I had to keep looking at your placement and the one Quilty Pleasures had. The possibilities are endless. Color decisions alone would make that quilt so different. Thank you so much for being part of this and congratulations!

gill said...

I love flying geese so Isobel's Flight would be perfect!
I would love it made in scrappy colours!
Gill

Marianne said...

Love this block. Very interesting possiblitlies with this.

Alicia said...

I totally agree that the whole design is exponentially better than the single block. The whole design is such a masterpiece, its hard to believe that it is a variation of the one block.

I can imagine myself with a whole stack of blocks, arranging and rearranging until I find the perfect layout!

Mary said...

Do we really have to pick just one? The winding geese are so awesome!

SewLindaAnn said...

I really like the blue and white version of Isobel's flight, the multi-colored one was too much for me. I think it has lots of possibilities though and look forward to trying the block, although it looks beyond my skill level.

dorothy said...

I LOVE the full size quilt!!! Maybe one day I'll get up the nerve to do that one, I can see it in fun prints for my nephews!

Quilthappy said...

Wow! What an awesome block!! Congrats! Looking forward to seeing them all in the new 100 Blocks!

baukje said...

For me as a beginner I think oriental whisper is my favorite!