BM&I #48: Parterre block 15

Finally, Block 15, after missing Bee, Myself and I completely last month.

Blues, for a change. It’s quite a striking block, combining as it does not one but two high-impact prints. The one on the left is from a quilt I made at least 12 years ago, and may be the last significant piece of that fabric I have left. No scraps left behind in this household…

Here’s Block 15 of the Parterre quilt:

 Bee, Myself and I is a forum for ‘selfish sewing’; any stitchery which is purely for pleasure and not to a deadline or for anyone else. The original concept belongs to Carla of Granny Maud’s Girl. To find out more, you can click through on either her blog link, or using the button a fair way down in the left hand column of this blog.

Until next time…

26 thoughts on “BM&I #48: Parterre block 15

  1. Marty K says:

    I would totally wear a pair of pants made out of the fabric on the left! I really like this block.

    • katechiconi says:

      Sorry, I doubt it’s available any longer, even if I could remember who made it!

      • Marty K says:

        I’m happy to simply imagine. 🙂 I used to have a whole bunch of what I affectionately referred to as “clown pants” (clown trousers, in Oz/UK 😹) in my closet. They were so much fun! I only have a couple now.

      • katechiconi says:

        I love the idea of a whole wardrobe of clown pants! Mine is full of bright tops, worn usually with white pants or shorts – it’s the Queensland ‘uniform’!

  2. It turned out quite beautiful and the grays help soften it. I love the blue flowered print. I love that nothing gets wasted. 🙂

    • katechiconi says:

      Glad you like it 🙂 I love the blue floral as well; a larger piece is going to be the back of one of the scrappy pillowcases, and the pink version of the same print is going on the other.

  3. Chris S in Canada says:

    That is very striking. You do such beautiful work.
    Chris S

  4. tialys says:

    Block 15 is a worthy addition. I just nipped back to your introductory post about this quilt to see how many blocks you have planned. At that stage you said you weren’t sure and would see how tricky the block turned out to be. You might have mentioned it in a subsequent post but, rather than go back through them all, do tell – have you made your mind up yet?

    • katechiconi says:

      At my current pace, 30 sounds good. That gives me a decent sized lap quilt of 5×6 blocks, and it also means there won’t be too much repetition of fabrics. A bit like the Hatbox Quilt, but ‘louder’, then! At some stage, I’ll have to take the DfG hexie quilt off my design wall so I can lay all of the Parterre blocks out and see where I have colour gaps that need filling.

  5. Steph says:

    Just catching up on your blog – love your work! I hope your tests went smoothly and you get encouraging results soon!

  6. claire93 says:

    gorgeous in those blues ^^

  7. Sharon says:

    This is such a unique pattern. Every time I see one of these blocks my heart smiles…lovely 🙂

  8. Dayphoto says:

    As always…I just adore your creative mind.

  9. Going Batty in Wales says:

    You have some amazing scraps Kate! I love those blues.

    • katechiconi says:

      I have a collection of many years… It’s always an interesting reminiscence when I use the last bit of anything!

      • Going Batty in Wales says:

        I am about to move my fabric from cardboard boxes to vacuum pack bags as I switch my rooms around. It will be interesting to see how long it takes as I find pieces with history!

      • katechiconi says:

        Oh, that’s always a lure and a snare, isn’t it? “Oooh look, there’s a bit of that fabric that I….” Once of these days I’ll get to the bottom of my box of blue scraps, but I fear it may take making an actual blue quilt to achieve it!

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