Thursday, 26 July 2007

Bright fantasy flowers, part 1

Tonight I have been working on some blocks for a swap in the Scandinavian fabric swap group. This particular swap is " bright coloured fantasy flowers on black background". For this I'm supposed to make two different flower blocks for each of the participants - we are seven in this particular swap. This is my first set:

Each flower is made up of six fabric circles slightly overlapping. I've used fusable interfacing and appliquéd them using a button hole stitch. Hopefully the ladies who recieve them will be pleased, and they will blend well with the others' blocks.

Unfortunately I ran out of interfacing so I haven't been able to do my second set. I have some sketches for ideas of what to do, and I have pulled the fabric from my stash, so hopefully I'll be able to make them in a short time - so stay tuned for part 2 :o)

Hope you have had a creative evening as well, sincerely
Anne Ida


Vicki W said...

Those blocks are wonderful!!

The Chicken Lady said...

Those are so cute! I love the little flowers and the fabrics are great! :)

Connie W said...

They're wonderful. Your friends will love them, I'm sure.

Bren said...

Those are beautiful. Is that your own design?

Rose said...

Oh they turned out great!!! i love the colours, especially that background fabric, its gorgeous!!!
I cant wait to see the second set now (since ive had a sneak peek at the sketch!!!).....ur swap buddies r going to love them!!!! ur very clever sweetie

Samantha said...

These are so much fun- sounds like a great swap!

gwen said...

You had a very good idea for the first set and I am looking forward to see what the second set will look like. I find the colour combination black/red-orange great. Take care.

Wendy said...

Looks like a fun swap, your blocks are fantastic. I'm sure they will be well received.

meggie said...

Very Pretty Ann Ida! I am sure your fellow swappers will love them.

Sonnja said...


Your blocks is beautiful!
Kind Regards,

Sonnja from the Netherlands

Anonymous said...

Hello Anne Ida,
I just found you via Meggie (Life's free treats) Your blocks are lovely. I have been back to the beginning of June and you have been a very busy girl. I loved reading your hiking story. The photos are great and the sky so blue. It is so cold here in Australia at the moment. I would love to see some blue in the sky for a change.
I will return to visit again soon.
Cheers for now,