Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Running in circles
For April in the Brit Bee the lovely Jo asked us to make any kind of block we fancied, as long as it involved circles. I pondered this for a couple of weeks, and thought about applique, drunkards paths and dresdens, but then I remembered the beautiful port-holes that Lu Summers makes, and had a bit of a puzzle about how to make them.
Here's what I can up with
I don't know if there's a better way to make them (there probably is!) but I'm pretty happy with how these came out and I hope Jo is too :)
Expect to see more of this type of thing from me. I've realised that you could make any shape and can have pieced fabric in the centre, like the blue circle at the bottom.
Too. Many. Possibilities!
The other Brit Bees have made some fantastic circley blocks, you should have a wee look
Happy Tuesday :)
Posted by Fiona @ Poppy Makes at 04:23
Labels: Brit Bee, Circles, Heather Ross Far Far Away
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Oooooo! I love it. And I put my name down for the porthole class at the retreat so hopefully I will be able to do things like this soon. Jo is going to love your block!!ReplyDelete
It looks amazing! Look forward to the other possibilities! :)ReplyDelete
They are lovely! I'd be really interested to see how you did it.ReplyDelete
These are just perfect, Fiona!ReplyDelete
Okay, so how DID you make them??ReplyDelete
Eeeep! They are gorgeous! I'm so looking forward to taking that class at FQ Retreat!ReplyDelete
Utterly gorgeous. Me, I am still pondering and pondering. This one is giving me areal headache. My original idea of making a single girl ring doesn't work due to fabric shortage so now I am on the trail of a pie in the sky (aka Denyse Schmidt).ReplyDelete
Those are fantastic! I'd love to learn how to make those!ReplyDelete
Oh they are beauties!!ReplyDelete
oh this is really fun, and your workmanship is perfect. Very cool!ReplyDelete
oh, those are so cool! Can we hope for a tutorial? I think I can figure it out, but it appears you've found a way that works well!ReplyDelete
just fell in love with circles...again.ReplyDelete
Oooh I want to know how to do that too... I've got my name down for the class at FQ but dunno if I got in.ReplyDelete
oh wow! love that!ReplyDelete
Oh, you clever, CLEVER girl!!! Now, I can't be the only person wanting a tutorial for these, can I? Go on!ReplyDelete
P.S. I'm pinning this!
Those are super amazing! Sigh, so much quilting to do, so many ideas to incorporate!ReplyDelete
OH my GOODNESS, they are fantastic, you are so smart figuring it out! I can't remember if I put my name down for that class so perhaps you better spill in a tute in case I didn't!ReplyDelete
I love it - you clever thing!!ReplyDelete
Oh I love these portholes! We will, of course, be expecting full details on Thursday ;o)ReplyDelete
These are stunning Fi! I can just imagine how they could be quilted too! Fabulous! JxoReplyDelete
I love it! And I think this block is a sister to my Dogwood blossom in construction =) Portholes is such the most perfect name for yours!ReplyDelete
fioana, i just LOVE the circles!! would love to know how you did it!! it looks amazing, and i love how you used the far far away in the block!!ReplyDelete
wow - this is fantastic! I need to figure out how to make these circle in circles!ReplyDelete
Hi Fiona! Your portholes seem pretty well done. This is something I want to try out since I saw the ones from Lucie Summers. Did you follow any tutorial or did you came up with your technique? It must be fun to a block with Heather Ross fabric. I love this fabric line. I like how your portholes make the princess and the owl stand out.ReplyDelete