Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Sssssh! Project 51

After finished my first block for the top secret Project 51 last week sometime, I have been a bit slow in getting started on block 2.

But I finally settled down to get it done last night after graduation.

And I am now the temporary proud owner of two blocks from the Moda Bakeshop quilt by Angela of Fussy Cut; Starry Eyed Quilt until I send them off to their new home this week.

J x

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Bee Dreaming

Wow, I didn't realise how long it had been since I last posted but my Bee fabric arrived through the letter bx this morning and has spurred me into action again :)

The task this month has been set by Judith of Needles and Lemons, and it is for ANY red and white block- kinda scary!

I love redwork quilts and have been thinking about embroidery; at first I found some lovely fairy tale designs (the Princess and the Pea was my absolute favourite!) but I didn't think that was personal enough. Then I saw a quilt made from town landmarks -sorry I forgotten who/ where it was, and I thought something from Judith's hometown would be lovely... but what is more personal than your own home- and I spend most days drawing houses after all! So I thought an embroidery sketch of the front elevation would be nice, but on second thoughts I have always loved doors and it really is the most easily identifiable bit of your home.

So Judith, my first idea is a redwork embroidered block of your front door. What do you think? I know you said that you didn't want any blocks with obvious corners so I was thinking a white block with an inset red sashing (unfortunately the white edge didnt show up very well in my mock up)

Oh, and if this in any way looks like your own front door- I promise I'm not a stalker it was just a picture of a pretty door :)

Still thinking about my second block, which will probably be a conventional block but I am not sure which yet.

Thank you for the freedom Judith, I am really loving the research in this challenge :)

J x