Tuesday, 20 November 2012

The One with Lots of Colour

I haven't been blogging much recently but I'm feeling a lot better and the pity party is officially over.

These are the 12 blocks I have received so far from the Care Circle of do.Good Stitches and all from Australia I think.  It was my second  month as quilter in October and I chose Elizabeth's Patchwork Wheel block.  I can't believe six different people made these blocks as they are so incredibly in tune with each other.  I asked for scrappy and I got the most beautiful rainbow blocks.

Thank you lovely ladies of the Care Circle - this is going to be a gorgeous quilt! 


Being machineless has meant that I can get on with an EPP bee block due by the end of the month.  Celine wanted a Row A and a Row B of Katy's Spring Carnival templates using some Liberty lawn fabrics of her own and supplemented with fabric of our own.  This is Row A.


I am really enjoying being in this EPP bee - there is a two month turnaround for each block, and it is great always having a little EPP project on the go.

Had I not been in the bee, I might not have made any Spring Carnival blocks. However, I have and Katy's free templates are perfect and come together pretty easily.


I'm now thinking of a cushion using this gorgeous charm pack of Katherine Wheel, which my lovely Aunt Jan gave me when we were in England back in August.  She picked it up at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham and having met Nel Whatmore declared her absolutely lovely! I'm thinking of using this pretty purple or perhaps navy for the solid background. That will be tomorrow's EPP project.


Lastly, here's a view over the scruffy Marrakech medina south toward the Atlas mountains, which are back! They disappear every year as soon as it gets really hot and then return in the autumn.  If you look really closely (forgive the 'phone quality), you'll notice they are snow capped.  The recent rain has turned to snow and that's why it's now so cold at night! Brrr.


33 comments:

Nat at Made in Home said...

the quilt is going to be amazing! great EPP, and I want to be back in Marrakech now!

Isisjem said...

Glad you're feeling brighter! Your EPP looks fab. Disappearing mountains - that sound so cool.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Beautiful blocks, stunning EPP and I can't believe the snow! At least you'll make use of your quilts at night :)

Charlotte said...

lovely blocks, and I am so glad to hear you are feeling better!

Sunnybec said...

OMG I love those blocks, I can't believe different people have done them, they all go together beautifully.

Your last para made me laugh, I have visions of the mountains melting away in the summer, only to erupt again in the winter!!! :-) Hugs xxx

dutchcomfort said...

Glad to hear you’re feeling better! Love those blocks and the Spring Carnival EPP!

Judith, Belfast said...

Love the bee circle blocks by E. I just made one of those today too! Your EPP is stunning! Jxo

Heather D. said...

Loooove all the colours!

Patchwork and Play said...

What lovely bee blocks! Glad to hear you are feeling better!

Catherine said...

The quilt is fabulous, a riot of colour! And love the epp too

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love those scrappy blocks! In fact, I love them so much I've pinned them...hope that's okay? (If not just shout and I'll unpin them!)

Toni said...

Oh, your DGS quilt is fabulous! I may totally steal that idea next time I am the quilter in our circle. Have fun with the EPP!

Flying Blind... said...

So glad you got your mountains back!
Lovely blocks missus x

Cindy said...

Yippee Care Circle! My blocks are in the post - I made them quickly then was distracted getting to the post. Can't wait for them to join the other gorgeous blocks!

Suz said...

Lots of lovely work. Thankyou for your comments about my dad :)

Suz said...

Lots of lovely work. Thankyou for your comments about my dad :)

Elizabeth said...

Snow capped mountains......
looks just like the view from our roof.....
sigh

Love the bright quilt squares!

Susan Standen said...

Your bee quilt is going to be a stunner! And love the liberty epp.

Leanne said...

I love the blocks and the EPP. I think that magic mountains are pretty cool, I am assuming that the snow all melts in summer and that is why you cannot see them or is it the haze from the heat.

Jenelle said...

Love the color and movement in both sets of blocks! I recently won some Katherine Wheel prints and have yet to figure out what I should sew with them. They are gorgeous though. :)

In Seattle we have a saying about Mt. Rainier. When it's visible we say "Rainier's out today". It's nice when it graces us with it's presence. :)

diane said...

Your bee blocks couldn't be anymore perfect if you had coordinated the fabric. They are lovely. And your EPP Is pretty. Glad it's finally not hot anymore.

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

Oh dear I think I missed the fact that you weren't feeling well. So sorry to hear that!

Wow those care blocks look fantastic don't they!! So hard to believe they are made by so many!
Hugs
Kat xx

FleurBleue said...

So glad you're up and running again...I love all the vibrant, exciting colours.

Katy Cameron said...

Glad you're feeling better, and love all the EPP you've been working on :o)

Catherine said...

Yay! Your patchwork wheel quilt is going to be stunning - and I haven't seen Katharine Wheel before will look forward to seeing what you make with it. Love your magical photo of the Atlas mountains.

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

Your 12 blocks are absolutely gorgeous - they are going to make a marvellous quilt!

Camilla said...

This is all lovely! I have been ogling Katy's spring carnival over a long time and am almost tempted... By fear that it'll been one of those enthusiastic start and long languishing projects as I'm not really a hand stitcher-yet- but you are inspiring me further with your Liberty version.

Chez Roo said...

Beautiful projects! And I really love seeing your photographs of Marrakech.

Sheila said...

You are right about lots of colour - your bee blocks do look so in tune with each don't they!
Love the fabric pack you have, think it will make a delicious Ferris Wheel/

Jan ( The Aunt ) said...

I loved looking at such wonderfully vibrant blocks. November is SO very gloomy. Thanks for your kind words , my dear. I'm sure the final result will be fantastic. See you soon XX

Kirsten said...

These blocks are really beautiful - I have just joined an Aussie bee group so am looking for nice ideas on what to choose for my blocks.

blandina said...

I love to see those mountains capped with snow. I wish I could come and see in person one day.

Janine said...

Your Care Circle blocks go together so well I'd never have guessed they were all from different people! I'll look forward to seeing what you do with the charm squares. love the cat on the front of the book :)