Monday, February 02, 2009

February Birthday Blocks

I thought last month was my least favorite set of blocks to make, but I think I have changed my opinion. Don't get me wrong, I love how these turned out; I just loathed the process of trying to come up with something creative.
This grandmother's fan is for Randi (group 3). I have not added any trim or lace, but still may before I send it across the big pond.

Amy (group 4) asked for things with a "circle" theme, in black, white, blue, green, and/or purple. I pulled lots of fabrics with dots or circles, as well as found the circular geese pattern. I have since thrown this pattern in the trash as I never want to make it again. It was so tedious! I hope the few lost triangle tips are not too obvious (a few out of ~100 tips is not bad!).
And lastly, this is for Wendi (group 3) for her "town" theme. Yes, another paper pieced pattern from Hell...far too many pieces. And do not even ask how I lobbod off the top of those topiary trees!... I may still embroider "City Hall" on it. The next pic shows the clock face embroidery, which is obviously not my forte. All in all, though, I think all three blocks look pretty good.


jovaliquilts said...

I think the blocks are wonderful! You're just seeing the problems because you have been working with them so closely. I don't notice any botched points! The sky fabric you use on your City Hall is really nice.

Anonymous said...

Margaret, I love the circle block in the middle. Just lovely blues, greens, and purples, and the blackish-grayish backround makes it not too sweet!

Sara said...

I think the blocks look wonderful.
I'd be interested in the circle pattern (w/ all the triangles). Or, the source so I can get a copy of the pattern.

Emma said...

That circle block is fantastic, and I love the way you've done it! Despite the curves, it's going on my must-do list!

PS - what's the deal with the groundhog?

Tami @ Lemon Tree Tales said...

Ahhhh, that circle geese block is marvelous! I love the colors and have always been a fan of flying geese in quilts. I have no idea why, but they're always a welcome feature. I'd imagine that it was entirely paper-pieced?