Thursday, February 14, 2013

What's Your Favorite Block?

I had a week's holiday at lovely Mallacoota in Far East Gippsland.  I finished two blocks, one of which I can't show you yet.  The other is a second Elizabeth Cowan block.

The first one I made had the colours reversed, this one matches the original block.

It's great to see all your photos and blogs about your work in progress.  It takes time to photograph the blocks and write blog posts so thank you for your effort.  Here are a few show and tell pictures which deserve a second look.

Wendy of Legend and Lace sent me this photo of Nancy Smith's Block 4. Wendy's needleturn is perfect, if you want to find out more about back basting applique her blog is a good place to start.

Carole from Wheels on the Warrandyte Bus has a lovely blue Block 4 which she finished on a delayed homeward commute.  I like the way the curves on the fabric echo the curves of the applique.

Michelle of  Buttontree Lane has only had the patterns a short while, but her choice of fabric is amazing! The mix of traditional patterns and contempory prints is a remarkable fusion.  I'm looking forward to what she chooses next.

Do you have a favourite block so far?  They feel a bit like children to me so I don't have a favourite, but Nancy Smith's block is particularly nice.


  1. Bravo,
    I love antic quilts, reproduction quilts, and tradionnels. piecing and hand quilting.
    Aline JOULIN

  2. My favourite block so far is the first one 'Jane Wilson's'.I love the fabric that Wendy has used and it's great to see a modern version. Thanks for showing my block :)

  3. Priscilla Turner is my favourite block so far - the one you featured above (thanks!) . I think it's my fabric choices I love so much though - the grey fabric was designed by my friend Cam and I started the block the night after she underwent a double lung transplant. So it's a very special block to me - will always remember the start of the next battle for her!

    Love all those Nancy Smiths! I'm almost finished mine.


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