Saturday, July 23, 2011

My FNSI Results

Even though I was the first to sign up this time, I was probably the last to get started! I'm not quite sure where the day went, or for that matter, half the night. My Moody Blues quilt needed some work so I finished piecing the drunkard's path blocks. They were a bit tricky to sew because on some of them I had to match the strips on both convex and concave portions of the blocks. There will be a lot of matching seams once I sew the blocks together too (now I know why I loved doing the string quilt!)
There are more blocks than are shown in the photo but not too sure of their placement. I like the present arrangement and may leave it as is (I swear I rearrange them on a daily basis!). By the time I add borders it would be a decent size for our bedroom wall. There are a couple of blocks that are just strip pieced. Eventually they will have a full circle appliqued on them.

As you may have noticed I am on a black and white kick. So here we go again!
I finished the last round of another Jelly Roll 1600 last night. I've had a few ideas in my head and that pattern makes the perfect background for them. One of the ideas was to applique a bunch of funky flowers in wild colors off to one side of the top. I cut out one flower (missing a center) to see how I liked it. The other idea is to applique a bunch of philodendron leaves on the top, so I cut out one to see the effect.
I think I like both ideas, which means I need another jelly roll 1600 background! Tomorrow I'm invited to another mini retreat with Myra of Tactile Pleasures in Fabric. I will be bringing my 40 2 1/2" strips and hopefully come home with another background.

Once these last 2 quilts are pieced I've gotta do the sunflower thing. So yes, eventually there will be something else on my blog besides  B/W!

Happy Stitching
corina

16 comments:

shez said...

well done Corina

Impera_Magna said...

Your Moody Blues quilt is looking good... and I love the lime and purple appliques on the black and white top!

Linda said...

Love the appliques!

Sandra :) said...

All of your projects are gorgeous - you really have an eye for colours, Corina! I'm looking forward to seeing what you decide to do with Jellyroll 1600 the second :D

When you see Myra tell her she still has 3 PhD's to complete, and we're WATCHING to see when she's going to complete them, LOL!! I was the 10th finisher in her challenge so I'm allowed to tease her ;)

Kerry said...

Hi Corinna, love, love, love your Moody Blues quilt. You've a real eye for colour.

happydaysquilting said...

Your Moody Blues quilt is lovely, I love that design, its on my wish list of quilts and the freaky thing is my fabric choice ready is batiks but biege and greens, I definately want to make it soon now that I've seen yours!

LittleBook said...

I can't decide if I prefer the purple or the green. I love both! I so love the contrast between black and white and bright colors. Well done!

tiny said...

I love your drunkard's path blocks, the colors er beautiful. Also the black en white blocks with the applicatie. So nice!!!

Teresa said...

Are you my sister? I've got a black and white - drunkard's path on the go. I love your Moody BLues. It's gorgeous!

Myra said...

Your Moody Blues is wonderful Corina! A wonderful effect with those fabrics!

I like what you are doing with you B&Ws!! I especially love that philodendron leaf!! Awesome! 8-)
Hope you had a wonderful time at the retreat! 8-)

a good yarn said...

Wow Corina! Moody Blues is amazing. What a spectacular quilt. I erally like the bright appliques of your b&w striped background. Ann :-)

Peg said...

Love that Moody Blues - fabulous!

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Hi Corina, HH drew your name for the three acrylics of veggies. Send me you address if you will and I will mail. My email is on my profile.
QMM

Michele said...

I love these projects! The circles are wonderful! These types of quilts are on my list of favorites.....yours will be amazing :-)

Curt in Carmel said...

My God you are talented! These are going to be stunning when they are finished. I've browsed down through your blog and I am so envious of your quilting talent. Such beautiful work. I love the bright colors with the stark black and white (love the tiny lady bugs strip!). Awesome, simply awesome. Best, Curt

Karen said...

Fabulous projects!!