I think I might be getting back on track with my blocks after taking so long to finish the grape block...
....I decided to do the ostrich block next (block #18) and to take a leaf out of Teresa's book and make them both feminine. I like the overall pink in the block, it's a bit lighter I think?? I'm not very happy with the feet, but they're done now and no way am I doing them again. If they really start to bug me I figured that I would just add a couple of grass tufts to hide them..
The photo's are a bit on the red side because I didn't want to take them outside to photograph. It's too hot and the sun is too harsh, it would just bleach the colours out today.
So I have one more block to do and I'm half way there with the central blocks!! I'm not sure which one I'm going to do next, another flowers and leaves I think. I'm finding that I'm really enjoying the leaves now, much more so than when I first started!!
They look good all together don't they? I've noticed that when anyone posts a picture of blocks together, I get that 'Oh my gosh, I remember why I wanted to make this quilt so much'!!
I also want to say welcome to all our new members, we've had a few since Christmas! I love the injection of new enthusiasm along with the excitement of just starting their journey with the 'bride'. There are still a lot of ladies that are members of the blog and haven't started their quilts yet, so I'm hoping we have still more new blocks coming along.
Just on another note.............how many of you are planning on going to the Australian Quilt Convention? I realise that this would be local (as in Australia) ladies, but I thought we might be able to arrange to meet for lunch? In the park (next door to the Exhibition building) or at the show. Now I don't go out to work so I can fit in around others timetables, if you are interested in getting together (photo op with completed blocks??) let me know dates that will suit you and I'll compile it all together and see what we can do!! Personally, I think it would be a great opportunity for a get together and show and tell? Details and link below for the AQC website.
A quick bit about comments on the blog. In the last few weeks we have had a few spam (and two virus) comments and as they are sent to my inbox I have decided to enable 'word verification', I know that some people find it a nuisance to have to type in a word before they can leave a comment, but I made an executive decision and it's done!!