Monday, February 8, 2010

Do you think Cath would approve?

Remember last week when I was inspired by Katy's Dresden blocks?
I decided to make one of my own.
And I decided to use Cath Kidston as my muse and make it bright and scrappy.
I used all pieces from my scraps/stash. And they're all favorites.
I finished last night while watching the final episode of Emma.
It's kind of huge.
I was originally intending to use this as a pillow but it's about 18" big.
Maybe I'll frame it. Maybe I'll put some borders on it and make it into a doll quilt.
Maybe I should make three more and make it into a wall hanging.
That's actually sounding appealing to me.
I'll surprise you. Suggestions are welcome.
And then there's this. This is my first block from this quilt.
I LOVE it. I'm excited to try some funkier versions. But this is a happy start.

(It was a fun British weekend here. When I wasn't running kids late to birthday parties, or celebrating my Dad's and my Grandma's birthdays while people were simultaneously watching the Super Bowl, or on the phone with Poison Control because we weren't sure how much toilet bowl cleaner my poor 5-year-old splashed into his eye. Life is not dull.)

22 comments:

trish said...

Your dresden plate is beautiful! :o)
I love Cath Kidston! Wish I could find her things in the states. :o)
I hope the poison control was able to help you. That is scary. Things are never dull around here either. :o)
Sincerely ~ Trish

Patty said...

You do lead an rather interesting life. I tend to forget how exciting/frightening life can be with kids under 10 can be, then can just get into everything can't they?
Your Dresden block looks very nice.

Katy said...

sounds like you had an action packed weekend!!!

I LOVE the dresden plate. Go on, make 3 more and turn it into a wallhanging, you know you should! And the Union Jack block is fab too. I really need to get my pattern out and have a go with it as well.

live a colorful life said...

Oh, you started Victory Garden.I'm so glad you posted about that pattern--I ordered it right away. But I haven't started. Keep posting pictures as you make the blocks, please...

Blue Is Bleu said...

Ooh so cute! The fabrics for the dresden plates are just perfect. I've been meaning to do some dresden plates... let's hope soon!

Aunt Spicy said...

1. I think framing the dresden would be adorable, in a funky bright colored frame!
2. Am DYING over the British flag! Must go buy that pattern ASAP.

Oh, and Cath would totally be proud!

Diane said...

That block is sheer beauty. This is wonderful. I am leaning towards framing because that is apealing to me right now, but a wall hanging would be great too.

DeeRoo said...

Wall hanging, wall hanging, WALLLLLL hanging!:)

Karen said...

I love your 'victory garden' block. I am very tempted to get myself a copy of the pattern.

Jackie said...

Just gorgeous! Anyone would approve. My daughter would just love that British flag in a quilt. Hmmmm... I might have to get that pattern. Hope all is well with your son.

amylouwho said...

LOVE it. And they have 20" forms at IKEA - you could put on a small border....

We had an exciting day around here too....

Nedra said...

I am seeing Dresden Plates everywhere, and I wish I had the time to make some too!
I hope your 5 year old is OK. My husband always says raising children in like herding cats. Just about the time you get one under control, another slips through your fingers.

erica said...

Love that Dresden! I have never attempted one but it's on my list. As for the Brit Block, I am totally inspired. I have been thinking about making a pillow for my sister like this, but a whole quilt? It's brilliant.

Leslie said...

oh i think that would make a lovely pillow...but a wall hanging sounds so pretty. i love the flag block you made. it is really lovely

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Oh those are such gorgeous blocks...they will both make awesome quilts. I particularly like the union jack!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Love both the dresden and the flag blocks. You could incorporate them both into a sampler or leave them. They are lovely. I've always wanted to make the UK flag block like that.

Sherri said...

Love, love, love that Dresden block! Cath would definitely approve!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Oh yes, Cath would approve. I think four of the Dresden's in a wall hanging would be great!

danaandthread said...

cath would totally approve. if only she would approve so much that she would bring her stuff back to the US!!! i do love that union jack block. so great.

jaybird said...

very nice start... i love the colors you put together

lifeinredshoes said...

I get so annoyed, p.o.ed really, that we can't get Cath here!

Karen said...

Love the Dresden block! I have made two Dresden quilts, so far.