Floribunda #6: blocks 5 and 6

….how does my garden grow?

Pretty darn fast, as a matter of fact. These blocks are such fun!  The layout’s the same, so you get faster and faster at completing them, but the fabric combinations make sure that each one looks very different. Take a look:

See what I mean? Imagine these blocks joined by a dark jade green trellis. What do you think of the idea of adding a vine winding through the trellis and the occasional 3D leaf here and there when the whole thing is assembled? I’m sorely tempted, on the basis of my usual ‘more is more’ principle, but I do accept it may be Too Much. I will listen to your thoughts on this one, because I know perfectly well I’m in danger of tipping over into Don’t Even Go There territory… I’m going to defer the decision till the thing’s fully laid out in any case.

So, here are the close ups of blocks 5 (pink) and 6 (green):

I missed posting a Parterre block for BM&I at the end of October. That’s OK, I’ll have more time this month.

I must go, Mouse is standing at the back steps, waiting for me to throw him a doggo-popsicle (aka a frozen chicken neck). At what point did I become a slave to this dog’s every whim, I wonder…?

Till next time.

30 thoughts on “Floribunda #6: blocks 5 and 6

  1. This has got to be a fun one – just seeing each block emerge is a delight!
    BTW: no suggestions on the ‘more’ you mentioned. I truly believe it will become evident to you as you get closer to completion.

    • katechiconi says:

      It’s such fun making them! I can make them as screamingly bright and gorgeous as I like 😉 I do tend to find my ideas firming up towards the end of the process. Right now, my wayward brain is loving a twining vine and floppy leaves…

  2. Marty K says:

    Whatever you end up doing will be fabulous — of that, I’m positive! 🙂 These blocks are deliciously lucious!

    Mouse is looking a bit impatient with his staff. 😹

  3. tialys says:

    These are looking fabulous but, I agree, you must curb your wilder thoughts until they are all finished and laid out together.
    Now, my own slave driver is nudging my arm and whining as it’s time for walkies and then breakfast and i won’t get any peace until her command has been obeyed. Trust me, you will always be enslaved.

  4. Do I detect a note of impatience!!!! Mixing with me too much … that must be it 😁
    But then again what you turn and what I turn out ….. well I don’t need to say much more do I 🤗
    I’m impatient to see the magic that is going to be this quilt 😍

    • katechiconi says:

      Not really impatience, I’m travelling quite well. I just want to have enough to see if my new idea for this quilt is feasible or if it’s just a decoration too far! I have #7 laid out and ready to go later this evening.

      • Super …. I’ve got a house full of kids this evening having a sleepover with the cousins and a movie night … so I’m upstairs with my laptop 👩🏻‍💻 as they have taken over the tv 🤩
        I did manage a block for my second row of the Christmas quilt… but as the kids are here the whole day tomorrow as well I can’t see me getting too much done.
        The good thing is they take care of themselves… no cooking or cleaning for me to do as they pick up after finishing… thank goodness 😅

    • katechiconi says:

      Thank you! I’m going to do one more then take a quick break to finish up something else, so you’ll be able to put away your sunglasses for a little while 😉

  5. I love it! Roo and Orchid want to know how Mouse got you so well trained!

    • katechiconi says:

      Hi, Roo and Orchid, Mouse here. I haven’t got her totally trained yet. It’s Dad that I can twist around my paw, all it takes is one soulful “I am just a poor starved, neglected greyhound” look and chicken necks, chicken jerky, bones and cheese are mine for the asking. Mum is much tougher, and keeps count of my treats…

  6. Dayphoto says:

    Me thinks I need a dog to be a slave too again. But, not for a while. I am just not ready yet.

  7. cedar51 says:

    Mouse, the staff – maybe be trained because Dad is often away and may not be aware of how many treats you’ve consumed…

    Kate, the floribunda patterned fabric looks magic. And the trailing vine sounds interesting, maybe wait until you’ve got all the basics done, lay it out and have some of us, comment on “yah/nah”

    sorry not keeping up with blogs, just back today from a bit of an ooopsy with my health on Friday arvo…and found a lot of difficulties, not just with this here gadget…

    • katechiconi says:

      Mouse’s consumption has been reined in… again. I’ve pretty much decided already to go with finishing more and then deciding. I don’t want it to look fussy, but also not too plain. I hope you’ll be feeling better soon. Those of us with chronic health issues need to be kind to ourselves.

  8. magpiesue says:

    It will be interesting to see how much you end up doing to this once you have all the blocks made. The vine sounds good to me but 3D leaves might be a bit much. Sort of depends on how you intend to use the finished product. Will it be a wall hanging or used on the couch? In any event, I’m loving that you’re using colors and prints that make you so happy. 😀

    • katechiconi says:

      It’s going to be a question of ‘stick it on, step back and squint’, isn’t it? I don’t have a final use in mind for it, but it’s going to be fairly substantial in size, say 75 inches high by 70 wide. This might be one I use wool batting for; an entirely batik top will tend towards stiffness and a nice drapey batting will help to counteract that, so it would also be a warm quilt.

  9. More is definitely more… you keep adding embellishments!

  10. rutigt says:

    You have such wonderful ideas (had to look trellies up in my dictionary)! I think your stars will talk for themselves without a lot of leaves, but that´s my opinion 🙂

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