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Friday, May 28, 2010

Block 23 & 41 - Tazzie

Isn't it amazing how fast a week can go? I truly cannot account for my time these past few days, I'm sure work and small people have a lot to do with it :-)

Here are a couple of my recent blocks. The pink one was the last one I needed to add the fifth row to my quilt top.

This is block 23 - love the pink fabric. The thin red pieces were fun to work with - seam allowances were so important. Even being a little bit out meant the strips looked too small or large. I did unpick a couple of pieces for accuracy.

This basket is block 41 - and it was fun to have a bit of applique to play with. I love needle turn applique, so that was the technique I used. I was fretting that the triangles weren't lined up well enough in the basket, but it doesn't really show so much. Overall it's a very cute block.

3 comments:

Minka's Studio said...

the triangles look fine on the basket. Beautiful work as always

Julianne said...

Block 23 is without doubt one of my favourites!!! So simple but really effective!! I love that pink fabric - I have used it before - maybe I should put it in one of my last blocks!!

Barbara said...

The pink block's gorgeous and the accuracy as impressive as ever.