Thursday, June 25, 2009

Green Tea and Sweet Beans - June!

After all the lack of confidence about doing the little Propeller blocks (Whirlygigs - I call them) - here they are and I stitched them on the machine. The Wedding Chain block, I showed you recently, I stitched that by hand. Rita from Red Pepper Quilts gave me a few very helpful tips - thanks, Rita! I love Pinwheels and Whirlygigs in a quilt as they create movement!

Very, very busy and colourful, I know - but, I love all the cute fabrics - I included some fabrics from a few of my favourite people, so some happy memories there. Jennifer Kingwell of Amitie has really got me going and I can't wait for July's block to arrive! Some lovely bright colour in very dreary, wet, cold weather!
I'm off to pick up my new computer now - wish me luck!

PS - for all the NRL fans, whoohoo Queensland - you've done it again!

21 Lovely People said ...:

Maree said...

Love what you are doing with all these Blocks...I do Like the Wedding Chain Block...I saw that BOM at the Quilt Show..it took my Eye too...Very Nice..
Good Luck with your New Toy...Good one You.
cheers

Christine said...

Love it, I saw the quilt at the sydney show it is beautiful and so different.

hugs
Christine

Kate said...

Lurline - that whirlygig pattern looks great - did you buy a pattern?

Jantine said...

Hi Lurline, I really love the whirly gig blocks. The colors to, they are sooo bright, suits the summer that settles in here in the Netherlands!

Joy said...

Those whirly gigs are so cheery!! Love your fabrics too :o).
Yay for Queensland!!!!!!!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Love the Whirlygigs - so colorful. I hope you had fun making them. They look REALLY good! Did you go ok machine piecing them?

Good luck with your new computer! Lucky you!

Rita

Mistea said...

Lovely colours in the whirly ones... Looking fantastic. Enjoy the new computer.

Janet said...

Good job on the blocks, they look great. This BOM has some great fabrics.

Mildred said...

I love all the vibrant colors Lurline. Best wishes with the new computer.

Fiesta said...

Lurline, congrats on getting a new computer. That is always a delight.
I love the Whirlygigs. Bright and cheery.:)

PatchworkRose said...

Hi Lurline Just love that surprise of colour. Wonderful texture and movement happening too. Cannot wait to see the full quilt
Cheers
Lynne

Purple and Paisley said...

whirlygigs should be bright and colorful and busy! i love them, lurline! they are happy! ☺

Nedra said...

I have a template to make whirlygigs, too. Just need to get to them at one point. Yours turned out wonderful.

Rumi said...

Oh such a happy little quilt!

Julia said...

Looks great Lurline, will be a fun and happy quilt.☺
All the best for the new computer..
Hugs Julia ♥

GARI said...

You are so cold and it has been 100F here for the last week. It felt really good today as it only got up to 97F. lol

West Michigan Quilter said...

You and Rita are inspiring me to try some of those whirlygigs. They care so cute. I like your quilt too without the borders. Now to decide which to do?

Micki said...

Lovely blocks Lurline! Enjoy doing them
Micki

Kaaren said...

I just love the look of scrappy blocks of any kind but these whirlygigs just do that special something.

Enjoy your new computer!

*karendianne. said...

Lurline,

I love those Whirlygig blocks in the scrappy! Yummy!

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