Evening Star is a simple star that I often use when teaching foundation piecing to students. It has so much forgiveness when it comes to joining sections that the student can hide a cartful of errors. Try it I am sure you will agree.
|Well this must have been one of the pointiest collections. Love Bygone Days and Blood from the Dust. They looked so different in fabric from the original sketches.|
|So which block is missing?|
Just a few more blocks from the Nursery Rhyme quilt. These blocks were taken from collection 6. Funny how we take a liking to a design and use it time and again.
Crystal Dreams has featured in three quilts so far.
Firstly in the original Raconteur quilt, where the colour choice was so terrible that you couldn't see it unless looking for it. Next I used it in Snippets, which is a collection of seven blocks that I taught at various retreats where people wished to start on their own Raconteur. Finally it is here in Nursery Rhymes. I know I will use it again as I have seen it made using a variety of colours in the one block and it looked good enough to try ..yet again :)
Disappearing Hope what a strange name and no idea where it came from but I do like the effect here with the blue outer border making your eyes lose the white design and focus on the blue.
|Yesterday there was a concert highlighting the arts and in particular national costumes, called bunad. |
There are many areas in Norway and each has its own traditional costume and what amazing works of art these are.
Even toddlers dress up for the day. Gorgeous isn't she?
The children usually have a simplified version of their parent's outfit as the real thing is very expensive.
It is such an occasion that many men also wear their national costume.
When I return home I'm going to upload a really great phot here of five girls from the same family. Their mother made their outfits and they are beautiful. The photo is somewhere on this iPad but be blowed if I can find it when I want it...don't you just love technology?
|row 4, cell 1||block 5||row 4, cell 3|
|block 6||row 5, cell 2||block 7|
Carol said that Erica's Bouquet was the hardest as there weren't many flowers around that size. I cheated in that I didn't stay with the design on the fabric. I had been told that the viewer doesn't know what the original flower looked like so if needed just appliqué it where needed!
|C52 Steeples Abound|
|C52 Michelin Babies|
|C52 Semaphore Flags|
|Well Carol has finished all of her blocks for Collection 50. Which is your favourite/|
I found it very hard to choose. Her colours appear to be lining up similar to ones that I have chosen in the past but she still has a brighter tinge than mine.
Still trying to decide if I will make up the central block from Collection 5 for the Nursery Rhymes collection. Only time will tell. I am enjoying the working with brighter colours.
|Coincidences are a strange thing.|
Carol sent these photos to me over a couple of days and today when uploading them I was surprised that all of them reminded me of pleasant events experienced since joining with Paul.
|Grandma was Paul's mum and she was the most delightful person you could meet. She loved gardening and always had the most glorious flowers in her home..sometimes purchased but other times home grown.|
|Pacman... shows my age I know but this was my favourite computer game when I first met Paul. We met while training to teach deaf children and at times we would skip classes and wander through Sydney Uni with Paul pointing out significant places from his uni days.|
Always we would stop in at the student bar and play this 'wonderful' game...kids these days wouldn't touch it!
|Funny Carol chose pig covered fabric for this block...what is she implying :)|
Kendall was our dog, a labrador-retriever cross. Definitely our best friend for many years.