Bee, Myself & I #54: Parterre Block 21

Gosh, it’s been an age!

Lots of things have got in the way of the smooth roll-out of these blocks. But I’m finally back at it. One shown below, and another in the pipeline. Block 21 is a nice bright, graphic version once again. I do need the more muted ones to create a bit of visual contrast, but these bright ones are my favourites 😊 Nine more to go, and I can start considering how I’m going to put this quilt together.

I’m sorry the light on this one isn’t very good for some reason, but the colour reproduction isn’t too bad. Don’t you love the contrast between the very linear pink and white fabric with the formal leaf design on the other one? Completely non-obvious as a pairing, but to my eye at least, it just works!

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.

See you next month, hopefully!

25 thoughts on “Bee, Myself & I #54: Parterre Block 21

  1. I think the contrasting patterns work brilliantly in the same square. Love the colours!

    • katechiconi says:

      Me too! The next one’s mainly pink too, but what can you do? If it’s just pinks catching my eye just now, so be it. I’ll make an effort to use other colours next time.

  2. Caroline says:

    it’s your gift of spotting non-obvious pairings that makes your quilts so special

    • katechiconi says:

      I like to think of it as not siblings, but cousins! One of my tricks is to throw a bunch of fabrics onto a tray and give them a good stir. Sometimes the most unexpected pairings occur 😊

  3. claire93 says:

    I’d almost forgotten about this set of lovely blocks !

  4. Going Batty in Wales says:

    Your tray trick obviously works! The contrast in patterns makes so much impact.

  5. nanacathy2 says:

    Yes I do, and I like the Suffolk puff or yoyo if you prefer.

  6. Marty K says:

    I’d gladly wear a pair of trousers made from either of those two leaf fabrics. Just gorgeous!

  7. tialys says:

    I like the stem – it reminds me of one of those old wooden school rulers for some reason.

  8. Debbierose says:

    Any progress is good progress. This will be a delightful and sunny bright quilt

  9. Another nice one for the collection. Good to see you getting back to it. I know how it is. Hope you are all doing well.

  10. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    Beautiful blocks !

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