Friday, March 12, 2010

Grapes galore...

Had a great time finishing up this block at a quilt retreat that I attended this past weekend. Not much to say about this block, except lots of curves on the leaves and circles! Here's a secret: On the bird's right wing, the print was distracting so I took a small piece of same fabric and covered the distracting design and gave the wing a "cleaner" look. Can't tell, can you?

16 comments:

  1. Mona,

    How beautiful! I just love the bird. Great job.

    Blissfully Stitching,
    Bobbie
    www.bobbieashley.com

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  2. Oh Mona, I love it, love your colours too. I know that not many people likes this block, I really like it. I like the simplicity of this block. I love the way the bird swooping down and I particularly like your bird - Hugs Nat

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  3. I hear what Nat is saying, I am one of those that didn't enjoy this block, but Oh My Gosh, I love your block. I think it must be the different colour way. I did mine in the purples of the original and I don't like purple - at all!! Lesson learnt, don't like it - don't use it!!
    It's really beautiful Mona and you have to be told to know that you have an extra piece on the birds wing. Well done.
    lizzie
    xxx

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  4. That block is absolutely stunning! I love the colors, love the pieced background, love the bird - love everything about it! Your applique skills are great, too. Just beautiful!

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  5. I looked as closely as I could and I couldn't see anything different about the wing :0) I love the fabric you chose for the bird - its wild!

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  6. dear mona,wonderful block,and the bird is great,have a nice weekend stitching,susi

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  7. okay mona.. you have got my motion in gear..just love your fabric choices it just makes this block live!!
    I have all my background cut just need to sit and pick the fabric..love your creative fabric choices Mona..great incentive!!

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  8. Mona your block is the essence of late summer in the warm vinyard. Really impressive.
    Reminds me of the Rutherglen valley in Victoria.

    I am inspired to return to my block. It is all cut out but I'm lagging behind.

    Thanks for sharing
    Terry

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  9. What a brave choice of fabric for the bird, and how spectacular it turned out! Bravo! Michele

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  10. Mona, this block looks like a work of art. The bird is very creative on a 4-part background, the leaves and grapes are quite varied, but in the same color scheme--I think you have a winner here.
    Margaret

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  11. Beautiful Mona! This is one of my favourite blocks. I love your bird and the green grapes.

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  12. Oh Wow Mona, that bird is stunning! I am in awe.

    Happy Sewing
    Cheri

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  13. Oh Mona, this is so beautiful!! How did you know that the bird fabric would be so dramatic? It is really a powerful choice. Your circles are so perfect. I looked close and can't tell you performed any magic on the wing. It's simply a masterful block.

    I love watching everyone's progress on this quilt!

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  14. I am in awe of all of you that are making this pattern. I take it that most of you have lots of experience with applique. I would like to make at least one applique quilt but haven't found a pattern I like. I think that this quilt looks awesome both with and without a border.

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  15. Stunning, stunning, STUNNING!!!!

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  16. Hi Mona

    I love love love your bird.
    Pinewood
    (Sharon)

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