Monday, April 26, 2010

Whirligigs again

We’re making progress on our Sue Ross Whirligig quilts at Paddington Patchworkers – and loving the process!

Desley’s are spectacular – A Day in the Country meets Kaffe Fassett.  Wow!IMG_3830

IMG_3829 Here are her first two finished blocks, set against dark pink backgrounds.  See how piecing the outside ‘cogs’ in the outer wheel in white makes the whirligig appear spiky.IMG_3814  Janet’s outer cogs, pieced in that pretty Japanese-style sprig I showed you last month, look quite different.IMG_3832Here are a couple of Aviva’s blocks where she was auditioning different cog wheels before deciding which ones to use with her whirligigs. IMG_3827 It pays to play around with different combinations before stitching the rings together - often the results will surprise you.IMG_3828

1 comment:

  1. I am sure enjoying seeing all these whirligigs. They are so bright and fun! You're right about how the position of prints changes the appearance. But every one of them is wonderful. I love them all!


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