I thought I’d post my first block, to encourage people.
Not that anyone seems to need it, I’ve had some great responses with news of blocks posted already! The Trudy Crowley Foundation is thrilled that we’re producing our annual fundraiser, so the quilt will be going to a very appreciative audience.
So then, here it is. Block #1 of This Teal’s on Fire. Can you visualise it now? A quilt of teal/cream blocks which have circular motifs, or give that impression, touched with flickers of flame orange. In this photo the background looks dark blue but it’s actually a deep teal. The spikes are pieced, but the majority of the block is appliqué.
I’ll be posting everyone’s blocks as they come in. Next on the agenda is a New York Beauty block, which, for the uninitiated is a spiked circular design set in a square and made up of 4 quarters, often paper pieced. These blocks can range from simple to very complex, and some of the most interesting versions have different layouts for each quarter. I’ll be keeping it simple, myself…
Back to the box of teal scraps!
yeh, that block is surely on fire
are you doing another block with a fire extinguisher
Nah, those wheels will be moving too fast for any fire extinguisher to catch! 😉 🔥
OMG, i love this. Especially the visible stitching
I like it too! I thought it helped with the ‘wheel’ impression. I initially thought about doing raw-edge appliqué to see if it looked more ‘speedy’, but it was too messy, hence the narrow bias strip tidying things up.
How amazing is this! What a spectacular beginning!
Something to get the creative engine revving, perhaps!
very visual ^^
Well, if you have a theme, you might as well go to town with it!
Oh my goodness that is gorgeous! The teal and orange is quite awesome!
It’s a great combination. Last year was the first time we introduced a complementary colour with the Ovarian Cancer teal, and it worked so well, I’m planning on doing t every time from now on.
This is fabulous Kate. The colours are gorgeous. I’ve just come downstairs from (almost completely) paper piecing my first one together. Oh dear! There are no curves in mine – more like the spokes of a wheel. Something that looks as if it could go round if somebody spun it. Is that going to be O.K.?
Don’t worry about it. If it’s giving off ‘wheel’ vibes, it’s fine! Can’t wait to see it! I thought I’d kick things off, but after the NYB I’m going to wait and see what I get so I can balance things with colours and shapes.
Wow, impressive! Hope my blocks won’t be too staid.
There has to be balance with everything. I’ll need plenty of quieter blocks to give the eye somewhere to rest.
Off to a great start. Can’t wait to see the NY Beauty.
Oh, no pressure then! I’ve never made one before, so I hope it turns out OK!
She’s a beauty, Kate. And another fabulous teal pun!
One of these days I’ll run out of them, and then I’ll have to start off on a different track!
This is fabulous, Kate. I’m excited to see you “build” it as the blocks arrive.
I think the theme should produce some really interesting results. I’m excited too!
This quilt will be beautiful and such a great way to honor ovarian cancer.
This will be the seventh we’ve done, and I always feel privileged to be able to assist with the fundraising effort.
Nice 👍 Sounds good
Oh this is going to be stunning. So excited to see this come together
I hope it’ll be as amazing as last year’s effort with pink and hearts!
I have been wondering about your teal quilts. I’m going to have to come up with something for breast cancer. Yup. ;(
I’m not sure if I’m reading too much into this comment. Please email me if it’s bad news. I have a lot of encouragement to give…
I’ll know how bad tomorrow. I’ll send a note after.
Oh my, it’s gorgeous. You have set the bar high!
I’ve had a lot of fun! But the quilt would be a shocker if they were all this loud, so I’m hoping for some ‘quieter’ blocks too!
Very evocative of flames!
Good, then it’s achieving the desired result!