Wednesday, May 23, 2007


Same design, whole different picture.
Busy working again so a quick post tonight. Sharing a couple of orphans who are now high on the "find homes" list. Chris from quilters taught us paper piecing a while ago, the blue and white was my effort. I got it to this point and no further, it was even lost a while. Thinking I may spark it up a bit and make it bigger, more blue, less white perhaps.
The other is the same method (my only machine paper piecing ever!) Going for a vibrant sun design that will eventually fit into my farm/chook collection for a big folk arty quilt. Hard to believe they are the same block.
In answer to some queries....I have been mushrooming since I could walk, so I know exactly what ones to pick and how they should look, touch and smell. It is beautifully easy after 35 years experience but not a game for new (unsupervised) players. Had one roasted upside down about 10 minutes before the end of a rolled roast chicken last night...you know those nice cooking juices mixed in with the mushroom flavour........
TTFN, Tracey

9 comments:

Anne said...

Your blocks are lovely, Tracey! And you are right it is hard to believe they are the same pattern, this really goes to show how different colours make a difference in appearance. Will you set the yellow and red on point as well?

Dawn said...

Oh they are wonderful! They do look so different!

Libby said...

Wowza! Both are great blocks.

Diana said...

Beautiful blocks!

Hedgehog said...

Love seeing these two very different versions of this block!

Susan said...

Although I normally like blues, greens, purples best, I think I like the gold one - maybe because all the white is too much with the blue? I'll be interested in seeing what you do with that one.

atet said...

They are beautiful -- just goes to show the difference fabrics can make. (and justifies having lots of different types of fabrics to play with :0) )

Lily said...

Do you know that's my favourite part about quilting? 10 people, same pattern, different fabrics, threads, etc. and voila! 10 completely different quilts.

I like the sunburst one best too. Gorgeous!

You could always make cushion covers or bags with your orphans :)

Leigh said...

Wow.Youir blue star is very impressive. Lovely.