Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Whale watching, anyone?
Block #1 above features a whale weathervaneon the roof, which is a little bizarre, but right up my alley for those who know me...the quirkier the better! The pattern didn't give the whale an eye, but he looks a little blind and lost to me...may need a French knot. All the blocks are hand appliqued, and the little green "hills/yards" will overlap the blocks on either side when they are assembled. Here comes block #2 (it looks a little weird on the left side without the adjacent block's overlapping hill). I had some pirate fabric, so I had to add a Jolly Roger flag to the "Eulean" - get it? "You lean?" Good name for a sailboat! It's a corner block - it looks a little strange by itself...like a big, grassy wave is about to crash over the stern!
Block #3 was just a housing project. Eventually, there are cars, etc. appliqued after the blocks are joined. I may add some other things in the front yards as well...lawn art (how about a garden gnome?), quilts airing on a line, a dog, flowers, etc. It definitely needs a little something.
They would definitely look better not photographed on my cutting mat. My design wall is full of liberated ladies, my first free-pieced words, and a growing number of liberated pooches (I'll share these later!).
Here's a picture of the original pattern - the three blocks I have finished will make up the top right-hand corner.