Thursday, January 8, 2009

Sew Connected 2 - January

I am taking part in a virtual quilting bee set up by John. It is called sew connected 2 -yes, there is a sew connected....and if you are interested, there may be a sew connected 3!

We each have an assigned month, and first up is Kimmie. She sent out some beautiful purple batiks. I haven't worked with batiks before, so I didn't quite know what block to choose. I finally decided, that if I had to wait until I felt absolutely sure about what to make, Kimmie would NEVER recieve a block from me ;)
So I went with a kaleidoscope-block.

I almost ran out of fabric, so I ended up using some of the fabric I had intended to use for the corners to finish the wedges. And then I had to piece the corners from all the itty-bitty leftovers. Lol!

I love how it turned out though, and so does Kimmie! Yay!

If you want to see the other January-blocks, visit our flickr-group.
They are very very pretty, I think it is so interesting to see, how different these fabrics look depending on the block -and the quilter.
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16 comments:

Fiesta said...

It is just stunning. You did a beautiful job.

Jackie said...

I just love it! Purple is one of my favorite colors and in batiks, yummy!

Exuberant Color said...

the first thing I noticed was the corners and I though "how neat that is". Then as I read through I see it was maybe the only way to finish the block. Very nice!

ladydi said...

Decision making is often the hardest part! Your block is beautiful; I really like the pattern you decided on, and the colors are spectacular. (I bet Viola likes it,too, being purple and all.) :}

Trisha said...

Wow! Really beautiful, Tine!

anne from finland said...

Hi Tine! You made a lovely block again. I think there are winter colours. I have cut until now a little more than 500 tiny hearts... Have a nice weekend! I use it to sew princess items.

Shellie said...

Fantastic! I think you chose the perfect pattern for those batiks.

Best

:)

Suzanne said...

Your block is beautiful and I really like its purple colour.

Messy Karen said...

Tine this is lovely. what a super way to connect with new friends. i'll be thinking about joining SC3.

amandajean said...

stunning!!!!

Melanie said...

Lovely workwomanship. I think that sometimes ingenuity brings out the best work. :-)

mathea said...

You are so brave - I have shied away from kalidoscope blocks - all those points meeting in the middle. Your block looks lovely though, and I'm not surprised that Kimmie loves it :-)

jacquie said...

that looks so HARD! it really is beautiful!

Sara said...

I really like to colors and the design of the block. I would have said that batiks are not my favorite. However, the more I see them the more I really like them - such great colors!

Helen said...

Stunning Tine! Lovely job. I haven't forgotten about the interview either...

Eileen said...

oooo.. that is so crazy.. I love it!
I see you are in the Project Improv too. I am tempted.. but I better not sign up for anything else right now. Will be watching all the fun though.. some really great creativity I am sure.