Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Labyrinth Quilt [workinprogress]

Summer is in full swing in Melbourne and this week's warm weather is keeping me close to home, air conditioner, and sewing machine.  Alas, a new quilt is in progress and it is starting to look like it might be another productive week.


Emma from Ballarat Patchwork very kindly and gratuitously sent me a FQ bundle of the same yummy fabrics that were featured as a giveaway earlier this month:


This bundle has been sitting on my cutting table for the last few weeks.  Each time I have caught a glimpse of this bundle an imprint was made in my mind, and slowly a quilt design evolved.  I have learned to be patient in this process, and trust that a suitable plan, or quilt design, will come to me.  Eventually. 


This block is based on a traditional Rolling Stone Block, however I have jazzed it up a little by varying the width of some of the components and by reconsidering the traditional fabric placement.
 

More blocks are being made and a layout is yet to be considered.

Happy Stitching,
Rita

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27 comments:

  1. those blocks look fantastic! kinda swoony but maybe not so complicated? love the colour combo's you've used.

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  2. These are beautiful, and I especially love the polka dots! They look difficult but I can see that construction is not really that complicated. Wonderful work, as usual. You are an inspiration!

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  3. Really stunning Rita! I love this one a lot.

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  4. These are absolutely beautiful.Your blocks stunning!Love,love.

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  5. love your take on this block and as always, your colour and fabric choices are impeccable!

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  6. Oh my goodness, Rita. These are so beautiful!

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  7. Do I see a new pattern coming soon Rita? This is really wonderful. I love all the blocks. Stay cool from a Floridian.

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  8. i LOVE your blocks, Rita! are you thinking of making a pattern out of this?

    I just made a traditional rolling stone block last week. It was quite fun!

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  9. Oh my! My heart is palpitating!!!

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  10. Love these colorful blocks!

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  11. Rita I have these same blocks on my cutting/design wall right now! A tiny bit different but still...the same. You read my mind. :)

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  12. Zingy use of colorful fabric. I have some fat quarter bundles laid out and look at them for inspiration too...this lot is taking a while. You are brave and bold with your fabrics Rita.

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  13. I agree with Carla- I think my little heart just skipped a beat- these are so beautiful!

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  14. What a gorgeous fabric bundle! I don't remember seeing it in the giveaway, but I love the folded version here.

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  15. Such an amazing impact Rita.

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  16. This si stunning Rita! I've been looking at this block and other similar ones in one of my books in the past couple of weeks. It reminds me of a Denyse Schmidt pattern that was out a couple of years ago...maybe a little easier though!

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  17. The sun is finally out in Auckland too, not Melbourne temps though. These look like gorgeous daisies - very antipodean summer!

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  18. Really really like this block! I'm usually more of a fabric person than a design person but this one sparked my interest!

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  19. These blocks are amazing! Love how the strong shapes and the solid colours are softened in the group. Look forward to seeing this one finished. Hope you dont mind if I stash this idea for future reference :D

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