Saturday, October 31, 2009

Looking for a peacock?

Hmm.. where is it? It's not on this block yet!!
Actually, I am having a little trouble deciding which fabrics to use on the peacock... so I have traced off 2 more blocks and will prepare the stems. Hopefully this will keep me going with this quilt project, and I can select the bird fabric when I am more in "the mood" for it.
I do love the fabrics I used in this block so far.
There are quite a few pieces that overlap the seams on this block. It's a jolly nuisance actually. I guess I could have confined all pieces to their own blocks, except that I like the overlapped appearance. LOL!!
I seem to be in a rather antagonistic mood!!


  1. Good on you - be happy with what you have done! As you know I fiddle about and do things my way, so it is nice to see some others do the same. Love your pink flowers - must put pink into my next block!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

  2. It is such lovely colours Lorraine. I love all your blocks. My Groom is coming along very nicely, but too slow going - Hugs Natima

  3. Lorraine your fabrics are really soft and lovely. I'm sure your peacock will be beautiful.

  4. Hi Lorraine,

    Happy Halloween! I think I found your is so windy and blustery here, I've seen all kinds of things blowing through our back yard, and he waved as he blew by. :o)

    Great start on your block! That pink you chose for your flowers will go great with bird colors. I'm finding fabric choosing is getting harder as I go on this journey. I just walk away for a while when I get stumped (or "google" to see actual pictures...I'm viewing ostriches as we speak!). I'm really digging your wide variety of lovely greens for the leaves...I like to do the same thing.

    I'm wrestling with the peacock blocks myself...I will keep the little bird the same, but I am re-drafting the bigger one. I think he's next after I stitch my groovy groom (he's all glue-basted down...just need to stitch).

    If your peacock blows by again, I'll send him in your direction...

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

  5. I am also at a stand still with the peacock in this block. Hoping my week at the beach fishing and being lazy will inspire me.

    I hope you mojo returns for this exotic species.


  6. Love all your blocks! Keep appliquing...the bird will fan his feathers soon!

  7. That's a smart idea to move on. Fabric decisions seem to take me awhile. Do you pull out as many fabrics as I do when you're deciding? ;-) I like to linger at people's blocks to see their fabric choices. I learn so much. I love the variety that's in your leaves... the dark patterned one, the light gingham, and the touch of pink that picks up your flowers! Nice!


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