Thursday, July 7, 2016

Easy peasy blocks

Onto Gypsy Wife but the brain is not working
at full capacity so I've begun with a few
square in square blocks

the ones above will be 3" finished when they're all trimmed and sewn, the three below 
will be 4".

My colours seem to be off on the last three, such a dreary, dull and wet day here
and usually my lighting is pretty much spot on but
seems not today!

I need a clear head and un-interrupted sewing time for the next block - 
Nurses Cross - I don't intend working out the fabrics
with my off-sider in the room with me, I shall attack that tomorrow.

Did I ever show you a photo of three small works
Mandy Pattullo
a wonderful collage artist?
I bought these pieces from her about a year ago and they're now
framed and settled in a corner above my cutting table and the miniature
set of drawers which hold my threads.

If the light is good tomorrow
I'll take photos of each individual piece, they really are beautiful.
Apparently she will have a book out, I think in September, and that's
got to be added to my book shelves!

Time to go and make a huge pan of chicken soup for our evening meal,
lots of chicken, leek, cauliflower, kumara, carrot, sweet peppers, sweet corn
and lima beans - yummy!! Lots left over for the freezer too.

Enjoy the week!



  1. Your blocks look stunning, are they some Kaffee fabrics? And a perfect setting for your frames.

  2. Hello, your blocks are great, love the block with the Echinacea!

  3. Pretty corner -- hoping you have happier light soon. Dreary light wears me down, too.

  4. Oh my...Pattullo's book has a beautiful red fox on the cover! Thanks for sharing her work. It's wonderful. That said, Molly thinks she needs to come give Tallulah basic lessons on clearing tables and walls.

  5. Pretty blocks--that soup sounds wonderful--tell me, what is "kumara"? New to me...hugs, Julierose

  6. Your blocks are always so pretty! The fabric collages look wonderful - love seeing other quilter's workspaces. Would love to see the close ups when you get the chance.

  7. I love Mandy Patullo, but didn't know there was a book. I like the top photo of the blocks a lot.

  8. I love those little blocks. Kaffe Fassett is a favourite of mine. The artwork looks lovely. Is it collage?


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