Sunday, June 01, 2008

Arranging Quilt Blocks.

Thank you all for your comments. Gudrun it wasn't a Bernina Club ( but I know what they are ), It was my local Patchwork and Quilting Group in Tauranga that has about 110 lady members. Tauranga is the small city quite close to where I live and only about 13 kilometers away. Julieq I agree Jelly Rolls would be very suitable for this quilt.The first photo here shows how secondary patterns emerge when the blocks are laid together. Here only the block at the top left is completely sewn; the others are laid out so I can see how they look and move them around till I like them.( still in 4 smaller sections) There are 6 blocks here. ( each 15inches square ) I have more made but just laid out that many.
The second photo shows how a quarter of one block is constructed.This is the second time a diagonal cut is made.The 2 parts shown are a diagonal half of 2 different blocks. By swapping the part blocks around the colours and fabrics are mixed.
The 3rd photo is to show that Inky is quite recovered thank you friends. He is sitting up on our garden table referred to by us as the Trojan Horse as it has 4 wooden wheels and can by moved around the garden. He likes to sit and supervise if I am hanging washing on the line or gardening.
The Luculia tree smells wonderful at the moment and this morning had bumble bees, bees and butterflies all in its midst. ( couldn't get them to all pose together though ).Finally the last photo shows 2 fat native pigeons - Kereru observing me from the top of the Copper beech tree.


Sonnja said...

Lovely blocks and also the photos.
Kind regards,

Sonnja & Beertje Zonn
From the Netherlands

Tracey Petersen said...

The quilt is quite lovely!

Guðrún said...

I didn´t know they had Bernina clubs! It was just a joke ;) I am glad that Inky is recovering so well.

Ali Honey said...

Oh Gudrun, What a laugh. Yes, there really are "Bernina Clubs," - usually run by the stockest of Bernina sewing machines ( for people who buy the machines )They usually are demonstrations and lessons on how to get the most out of your Bernina machine - (there may be one near you?)
Thanks for commenting!

meggie said...

Those blocks are looking great! Love the colours.
Your garden always looks so serene & inviting.
Inky does look in great form.

Anonymous said...

Inky is doing a great job supervising! He is looking well and is obviously back on form.
Your blocks are lovely the quilt is coming together well. You must be pleased with it so far.
Garden is looking good too.

Molly said...

What a lovely pic oF Inky and that red bench! Looks like your quilt is coming along nicely....

Julz said...

Hi Ali - thank you for your lovely post on my blog - its lovely to make contact with other kiwi quilters... I just love the purple and green blocks you are making and look forward to seeing photo's on your blog of the completed quilt. I have enjoyed reading your blog Inky sounds so much like my clonky cat Holly who is 14 years old ... Will visit you again soon. Hugs Julz