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Friday, February 26, 2010

Block 76 - Tazzie

Here is my Block 76. I managed to blur the picture a little - oops! I'm sure you'll forgive me :-)

Of course I had to foundation piece this little beauty - unless you're hand piecing your whole quilt, foundation piecing is the best way to tackle this one.

And to keep on with Lynne's fabulous theme of adding little pictures and interest with conversationals, I've added a little scene from a toile fabric I picked up in the USA in 2006. Can you see it there - it's a horse and cart outside a little building. I've just realised that it will be sideways when the block is set on point in the quilt, but I will live with it. I'll just have to remember to set things better in future blocks :-)

My love for this project is growing with each block, and I will have to be careful that I don't allow it to overtake all other aspects of my life ... it CAN happen!


Ann said...

I really like the illusion of leaves and flower petals that have gently fallen onto the block. Great fabric choices!

PatchworkRose said...

Hi Tara Love your block :-)
I picked up a lovely bird print at a market here in Tassie. The special part is that it has roses in it too. I think that it is a wannabe repro but it will work. It is hard to find small birds The roses are tiny too.
Keep having fun