Saturday, October 31, 2009

Bird of Paradise Finished!

Here he is - all finished and I'm happy with the way he turned out. The block really came together much quicker than I thought it would once I got stuck into it! I'm happy I had a little play about - not a Purist as you can see! Now I don't profess to be proud of that fact, but some things I have to do my way for them to sit well with me.
Five blocks done now - I still haven't made up my mind how many I will do. I think the next block will be the Bride, and that won't be easy for me, as I think she is far too old and homely looking - she needs to slim down and have a makeover and that may not be easy to achieve! Please don't take me too seriously, I assure you she won't look like Barbie!
I hope you all have a fun Halloween weekend!
Hugs - Lurline♥


  1. I am really enjoying your progress on the is gorgeous!

  2. Your blocks look marvelous together!! I love your bird of paradise block - it's beautiful. That tail is just wonderful.

  3. Lurline.. these are gorgeous blocks.. I think you are getting addicted and will find you will do all the is just to irresistable!! and your selections you are using for your fabrics are perfect.. great to see your progress with all of them together..nope can't see you stopping at the "youthful" bride...8-)

  4. Your five blocks look beautiful together! However many you decide to make, I'm sure your quilt will be gorgeous.

  5. Hi Lurline,

    Your BOP is gorgeous!! I just love how you adjusted his body and feet...much more fitting for a bird of his grandeur and status in the forest (after all, the original quilt was named after him). The colors are really inspired as well...very regal.

    Your workmanship is just beautiful...I, too, love the glue baste method.

    Your four urn blocks are so lovely...I love the tulips in your 4th one. I think I will borrow your idea of making a fourth urn block, and then use them to anchor the corners as well. My husband has already made a suggestion to use his favorite flower and fruit in the new block (just when I think he's not paying attention to all this lovely nonsense...I need to check his blog list...I bet he's been keeping an eye on all of us!). :o)

    I can't wait to see your are so artistic that I am sure she will be lovely, Barbie or not!

    Happy Halloween!

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

  6. Hi Lurline (again),

    Sorry to comment again after such a wordy one before, but I was checking out your pictures a second time and have to comment on the one of just your bird of paradise alone.

    I love the way you arranged things around your block...the composition. I didn't see everything the first time...I was so taken with the bird. The quilt, knitting project, marking pencil and the fabric hunk from "Authentic" by Moda (I just bought A BUNCH of that lovely line...) inspire me to take more interesting pictures!

    Still in stitches,
    Teresa :o)

  7. This is my favorite bird Lurline. I will have to look very closely when I come to make this block. Thanks for sharing the techniques on how-to as well - Hugs Natima

  8. Oh Lurline,

    I think I need to change my BOP to look more like yours. I didn't like the one in the pattern - its body seemed to big, and I just wasn't liking it...

    I wonder if I could persuade you to send me an outline of your bird body...*cheeky grin*

    THanks for your words of encouragement on my blocks.


  9. Love your play on words...your a purist...then you sneak a chunk of fabric, with words, pure, simple, new, fresh....and by the way..your peacock is at his grandest! Love him!

  10. Stunning Lurline!
    I love watching your progress and also all the other blocks from everyone!

  11. Your bird is exquisite. He (or she) has such a beautiful shape... looks regal!


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