Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Peacock block

This was a really fun block, despite those tricky feet. I fussy cut the feathers on the head and found that much easier than trying to figure out what the pattern was suggesting. And this time I remembered to add the eyes. With each block I feel that I am departing more from the reproduction prints but I am sure having fun.

5 comments:

  1. Heather,
    First, your blocks are great. I love the fussy cut top notch feathers on the birds. And I love the peaches and the grapes.

    Always feel free to add your own touch. Don't worry about "straying" from repro fabrics. Use what works for your taste - afterall, this is your quilt. If you go back on the blog, you will see some done in Kaffe Fassett prints.

    Second, don't think you are the only one using the blog. I am working on the borders right now and that tends to take more time. And, with summer in the states, I am getting pulled different ways and unfortuantely getting to spend less time sewing. Which means less to post. (Sad heavy sigh...) So keep posting your blocks and all of us will enjoy them. \

    Judy in Oklahoma

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  2. I really like this block. I was especially drawn to the shading on the plum (I think it's a plum) it looks terrific. Doing some fussy cutting and applique for the head feathers is a great idea. I haven't done any of my embroidery yet - I'll have to look through my stash and see if I can find something that will work to applique. (I'm a bit afraid to do the embroidery)

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  3. The feathers on their heads are PERFECT! Nice work

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  4. Nice original work on the head feathers...they really add an artistic touch!

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

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  5. What beautiful peacocks. I just love the feathers on the head. What perfect fabric!

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