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Saturday, November 18, 2006

New Blocks

I was going to try a Lonestar. I was going to try a landscape quilt.



But, I was browsing through this thrift store magazine (notice the 25 cent price in the corner) and saw this butterfly block and just had to try it. I love blocks that use a lot of pieces of different colors and that are complicated to put together. Don't ask me why. I want to try all sorts of different combinations now that I understand how it works. I may even sacrifice a few of my greens. I'm not sure how big this will get but once I start piecing things like these butterflies I keep waning to try just one more in yellows or oranges or pinks. I'm sure it won't be as large as queen sized though because I don't enjoy quilting anything that large.

15 comments:

anne bebbington said...

I love butterflies - they're just my most favourite thing but I usually applique them - that's a really nice pieced block

Anonymous said...

Neat butterflies--everyone needs a sunny day in the winter.

Anonymous said...

Butterflies are just lovely, and you've made a wonderful job of them. Will you make more, or make something up with the two of them?
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Angie said...

I have that magazine, Joyce. Were the blocks difficult to piece? I keep wanting that blue/white churn dash on the front. :)

Darcie said...

They turned out just beautifully, Joyce! A pretty door banner for the springtime would be nice, wouldn't it!

Good for you for just jumping in and trying something from a whim!

quiltpixie said...

what a wonderfully colourful block! I know its warm for November, are you hoping for spring already? :-)

Anonymous said...

Nice butterflie block....I like your colors...

Anonymous said...

Love the butterflies! Such sunny colors!

dot said...

What a neat block. I would have tried it also. Your color choices are great.

Anonymous said...

What a great block!

Cynthia said...

very nice butterfly blocks. I like the background fabric you have used. I hope you will show more of them when you make them.

KCQuilter said...

Oooh, love your butterfly blocks. Will make up into a beautiful project!

Fiona said...

Pretty butterflies - and the background fabric is just perfect to show them off.

Anonymous said...

Ohhh, so pretty! Your colors are great! Those butterflies just seem to pop of the fabric. Thanks for visiting my blog and your encouraging comments. I'm off to read the rest of your blog.

Lisa D. said...

What beautiful blocks, and I LOVE the background fabric you are using! What fun!