Friday, November 19, 2010

And Then There Were Three....

Hello Everyone,

As you know, last week I was on a quilting retreat. Besides working on the Hunter's Star quilt, I worked on my Whirlygig blocks!! Very much fun and gratifying too.

I made three more centers and chose red, purple, and orange for the segments.


I do like how they turned out and because the color is so saturated it really looks great against the black and white fabric. I took tons of photos, but am saving those for the last part of the tutorial.


Many of you have said these would be great scrap blocks, and that is exactly what I have been doing, making the blocks from my scraps. Here is a shot of my scrap bin I took with me to the retreat. Believe me after the first day, it was really ALL over the floor just from the rummaging for that perfect scrap.


Here is a blowout shot of all the pieces in the orange whirlygig block. This one is called my "Ode to Justine Block". You may wonder, why? My friend Justine, who was also at the retreat and helps me in my shop, LOVES cows. She collects all kinds of cows, you name it she has it. Well, except for the live kind. But notice the black and white fabric in the bottom left corner, that is for her!! Love ya', Justine!


Here is the finished block. Ooops, not quite, still have to put the black and white circle in the middle. But I just love the orange one. Lots more to come with the tutorial, part 3. So stay tuned.

In other news...

1. Don't forget to enter my giveaway on this blog post.

2. And, guess what??? The black and white fabrics arrived for my shop!! I am so excited. I just have to load them onto the site. Hopefully, they will be in by Monday or over the weekend. So check back at the shop. There will be a new category just for black and whites!

3. Weekly Special: Beginning tomorrow 11/20, you can take 15% off all Pre-cuts in my shop by using the code precut15 at checkout. Yes, ALL Pre-cuts... that includes fat quarters, jelly rolls, charm packs etc. New batik bundles and the elusive Kona bundle too!! Click here to start shopping.

The sale and code will be good through 11/26!

Until Next Time..

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26 comments:

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

These Whirlygig blocks look stunning. What a great design, the colors are fab!

Nonnie said...

Great blocks. I got my template yesterday THis will be a 2011 project Thanks you. I love your blog. I read it everyday.
Nonnie
Ohio

Oops-Lah said...

I too love those Whirlygig blocks. I wish I was a bit braver and would give it a go. But I'm afraid I would make a mess of it ;(.

Stephanie said...

Awesome blocks--fantastic vivid colors. Love the cows but I'm really partial to the Dr. Seuss word fabric. Always such great things to see here.

irishgirlsews said...

They look great, the colors are perfection! I will be starting some whirly's very soon...just can't resist all that color and motion! ...LOL
Thanks
Wendy

Mary said...

These look fantastic!

paulette said...

These blocks are stunning!! Amazing what you can make from scraps!! Take care!
Paulette

Anya said...

Love, love, love those!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

I just love stopping by to look at your whirlygig blocks. They look so fun!

My Grandmother was a big cow fan also. She had cows on everything in the house. Plus, we did raise a couple cows when I was young.

Anonymous said...

Jackie - I love ALL your whirlygig blocks but, of course, the orange one is my favorite because of the cows! A quilt is just not complete without a bovine beauty in it!! What fun we had on the retreat - looking forward to the next one already!!
Justine

Needled Mom said...

Gorgeous, Jackie. I love the scrappy orange one!!!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I just love those blocks so much!

Cardygirl said...

Love those whirlygigs!

Merete said...

Ohhhh, I see lots of lovely Kaffe in your scrap bin :o)

Em said...

Jackie, They are breathtaking! and the little triangles on the outside of the orange one, WOWSERS! Spectacular and you deserve to be thrilled with them! Can't wait to see as it all comes together.

Janet said...

I'm very tempted to start some blocks, it happens everytime I see yours, they are fantastic.

Rumi said...

Yes, this block does lend itself nicely to scrap busting.

Love the Dr. Seuss fabric you used too.

Nancy said...

The Hunter Star looks awesome. Hope I win.
Nancy Huggins
nancy_huggins@charter.net
http://mrs-huggie-loves-to-quilt.blogspot.com

Annemariesquilt said...

You do make amazing work Jackie, this blocks are so awesome ;-)

molly_dye said...

These blocks are absolutely beautiful and make my brain hurt just thinking about all the cutting and brain power required to put them together.

PatSloan said...

this is a quilt all will covet... and I'm first in line!

Cathy said...

I adore these whirygig blocks Jackie, and I love your scrap bin!!! Look forward to seeing the black and whites in your shop! xo

Vicki ♥ said...

They always made me think that I could not do them but you have made them look acheivable. They are fabulous and I love them and love your fabrics you have done them in. :)

dutch sisters said...

And you allways make it work!!! Love it :)
Corry

Jill said...

Amazing! Love the orange whirlygig block. Happy Thanksgiving!

Tonya Ricucci said...

oh oh oh love those colors and the pattern. mahvelous!

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