30 May 2010

Another one bites the dust

This one is a remake ! This one, in fact. The green of the centre 'leaves' was just too ... green, SO, when (yet another) yard of the fabric arrived, I decided to re-do the block completely. And here it is :

Three more Passacaglia-blocks to make ... and hopefully, only three more !

22 May 2010

Passacaglia # ???

Yes I really don't know which number of Passacaglia-block this is ! I haven't counted them recently, and I still need to make (at least) 4 more to have the full 35 ... and be crossing my fingers that the 5+ I'm (re-)making will fit in with the ones I've 'kept' ... if not, I fear that I will just have to make what I have work !

Never mind : here is the most recent Passacaglia-block. Fussy-cut from the same fabric as that used in the post on Passacaglia below.

16 May 2010

Red and shirting

Since I have too much that I 'ought' to be doing, nothing of that gets done. I need to make another 5 Passacaglia-blocks (at least) to replace the ones that got taken out of the equation, but ... instead of those, hexagons happen.

Made with Inklingo (naturally), with 3" sides. Mostly reds and shirtings, but a wee bit of yellow is in there when a visible third colour is necessary.

And you can find directions on how to make all the stars on the right on the Inklingo Sampler blog ... stars and a few other hexagon-blocks with 3" sides.

03 May 2010

Award ???

Berit at Mit Lille Rosa Syrom has given me an award ... and I haven't got the foggiest idea who to pass it on to, because 7 is both too many and too few.
I follow, and check in on, quite a few blogs, and I really don't know which ones I enjoy the most.

SO, if you have a quilty blog, and want an award, please copy the picture on Berit's blog ('cause I can't seem to be able to do it), and put it on your own blog, and then ... tell us all 7 things about yourself, and here comes the worst part : They are to be INTERESTING things !!!

And in order to be able to pass the award on to you, I now need to tell you 7 interesting things about me ... and there really isn't all that much to tell. SO I've decided to tell you ,who read this blog, something you might not know about me already.
  1. In 11 grade, I knitted a full-lenght skirt in bold cotton colours and with oodles of primitive patterns ( the style is called H√łnsestrik in this country, and you can find pictures of the general style here). That was the beginning of a hitherto constant joy : Knitting.
  2. I am allergic to most scents.
  3. I started quilting in 1998, because I had a STUNNING stash of probably 10 F/4s that I bought, just because I loved the fabric. Yes, I know, TEN fat-quarters !!!
  4. I love pink. Any shade of pink, really. Probably a rather pathetic attempt to overcome the total lack of pink from my childhood; my mother didn't approve of 'gendered' colours, so pink was a no-no, and I was continually dressed in 'blue is always nice'.
  5. I love Jane Austen, and re-read the novels frequently. Not because of the plots, but because of the elegance and economy of language, and because she has such a sharp eye for human foibles, and is able to dress them up in a way that makes you forgive not only the rest of the world, but yourself as well.
  6. I speak 2 modern languages fluently, can handle myself adequately in 3 more, and read yet another 3, for a total of 8 modern languages.
  7. I can also read 8 dead languages (with the aid of a dictionary and a grammar)
... I hope there was something in there that you find interesting and/or at least one thing that you didn't know about me before :-)

02 May 2010

Passacaglia again

After a long hiatus, I'm back with the Passacaglia blocks, and a new one has been made.
And I think I might have figured out why it has been stalled for so long. Not only have I been working too much, but I had 35 blocks finished ! Alas, quite a few of them do not work well with the rest, so I need to make 5-7 new ones ... if I do not run out of Background-fabric !
ANYway. Today I will be printing for the border, to ensure that I have enough background-fabric for that at least, and then see how many new blocks can be eked out from the rest.
And here's the first of the re-done Passacaglia blocks