Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Candy, Candy, Candy

This months block was a fun one. Having open range with such beautiful fabric was a dream come true. The block size was new to me. I am used to five inch square blocks, lol. This felt like I was making a mini quilt. For this block I had something in my head that was a cross between a dresden plate and one of the Dear Jane blocks I recently did. I took out my graph paper and pencil then went to work. Most of the block was pieced together in the method Robin just posted about for her June block. The curved white pieces were not in the original design but when I got to that part there was too much going on and I needed to break it up and so in came some white. The hardest part for this months block was fitting a pattern to the amount of fabric I had. Not total fabric but the individual pieces. For instance the big corner pieces I could not have cut out of the smaller prints if I had wanted to. While talking about the fabric, it was such a good idea to send everyone different fabric. I first saw Nichole's block before I received my fabric and was planning a block based on those fabrics, only to open my envelope and see different prints. I am not complaining for I LOVE the fabric I got. Anyhoo, this was fun and I am excited about next month, my month. Here is a sneak peek of the fabric for August.

july

7 comments:

Mushyhed said...

Oh my goodness, this is beautiful! I'm speechless! You, my friend, are very talented lady. Thank you!

Kris said...

wow. just wow. This is incredible. I was also surprised when my fabric arrived since I too got your selection. I think it's going to be awesome all put together!

awaytome said...

That is absolutely stunning! It could not be any more amazing than it is.

Anne

Hermione J. Schwartz said...

You are freaking amazing! This is simply gorgeous.

I had an idea in my head when I read the post with the July fabrics. Then when they came in the mail I got a totally differenrt idea of what to make. The curved white pieces really pop and pull the whole design together. Awesome. =]

modernquiltlove said...

Love it!

Lula Dahl said...

What the heck! How am I supposed to make a presentable block when all you ladies are totally out doing me?! I am pretty sure there is no way in heck I could make something like this. It's amazing! Great job!

Chic Mama said...

Ummm- WOW!! That is AMAZING!!! I'm speechless!