Saturday, February 15, 2014

RSC2014 More pink






 I finished two more pink blocks this week. I love the movement that the black wavy fabric adds to the project.  It wasn't anything I planned, but a pleasant surprise.




I used some more of that black and white toile in this one.  


I had a bit of pink floral left, so I decided to try a cog wheel block. It is a block that I thought I would never be able to do.  


I love how it turned out!  I was also shocked that it wasn't really that hard to piece.  So I guess I will make a few more out of stash fabric, it will fill my need to sit behind the machine when the mood strikes.




28 comments:

  1. Oh my - I agree with you about the black wavy print. Such a neat effect you created.
    I've never seen that cog block before but it is very striking. Machine pieced you say?

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  2. the cog wheel is one that I want to make - I have the patterns for these on one of my Inklingo sets but haven't used it yet - later this year? Isn't that first pink one that would wake you up - so nice and bright!

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    1. Yes, I love the bright blocks. Can't wait for the next color

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  3. Just loving that pink with the toile especially--I didn't join in this year as I have too many WIPS already and actually am scrapping Project Life and our 1989 (!!! ) trip to Germany--sooo, am scrapping but with papers, ephemera and fabrics also...lovely work, Carla...hugs, Julierose

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    1. I can understand too many WIP, that will be me next year. How exciting a trip to Germany. It would be fun to see the fabrics that the german fabric stores have.

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  4. I love those pink with black and white blocks. I'm sure they have a name, but to me they look like American footballs, or maybe rugby balls. Please tell me the real name, then I can look for the pattern.

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    1. This block is called a pickledish block. It is very similar to a double wedding ring. My version is paper pieced. I agree they do remind me of footballs.

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  5. You seriously machine stitched the cog wheel? Did you foundation paper piece any of it? Regardless of your construction methods, it's amazing! And I just LOVE that wavy black fabric and the movement it gives that block. Fabulous! But then again, I'm not surprised. You certainly have "the eye" for fabric/color.

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    1. Thanks Kathy! Yes I paper pieced the triangles on the outside ring, two triangles at a time. I took the templates added a 1/4 inch seam then repeated it as many times as I could on a piece of copy paper. Then I scan it and print it out on a lighter paper. The templates came from Material Obession's book Making Quilts. I guess I do have to admit the center circle is hand applique but it could be machine appliqued in place. I love the wavy black fabric too, it sure was fun to see it come alive.

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  6. Wow! What fun to see how these blocks have turned out!

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  7. Wow, you are really creative with your blocks! Great job!

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    1. Thanks Lisa, The bright colors are really fun to work with, and the cog wheel block is so graphic I had to try it.

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  8. Congrats on the cogwheel block. The pink and black stripe block provides some wonderful movement.

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    1. Thanks, I gave myself a pat on the back. I struggle with piecing, mostly cause I get bored so this block definitely kept my interest. I was very pleased with the black stripe too, haven't worked much with them, now I want to do more.

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  9. Beautiful blocks. They look difficult.

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  10. Your pickledish blocks are incredible! I love your intense pinks with the black and white prints.

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    1. They are crazy aren't they? Not my usual thing but I sure am having fun with them.

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  11. That cog wheel block is amazing. And I'll not try one like that myself, though, lol...it looks hard to me! :)

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    1. I thought the same thing till I tried one! Never say never! Thanks for the visit!

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  12. Oh my...that pink and black block is gorgeous.
    I have two Material Obsessions books but don't remember that Cog Wheel block. I love it. I'll have to get my books back out again from the stack.

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    1. It came from the book Making Quilts.Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Beautiful blocks! The cog wheel block is amazing.

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    1. Thanks Kfate! It was fun to make, planned out a few more, today.

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  14. The cog block does look like it would be hard to piece. I'm glad you were able to get it together without too much fuss.

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    1. A little paper piecing on the triangles really helped. Really not very hard, but they do take some time. I see about seven more in the near future.

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