Friday, September 30, 2016

BOM 51 - When I am King!

C49 When I am King

Funny title and absolutely no idea where it came from. Could be that it is a simple block and the life of a king often seems so simple... 'Do what I say or off with one's head!

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Sunday, July 31, 2016

BOM 49 - Grandma's Garden

C49 Grandma's Garden


I am positive that everyone knows the origin of this block title. Raconteur is actually just a large version of the traditional Grandmother's Flower Garden ...with a few extra pieces thron in for excitement.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Collection 42 - Where did that name come from?

C42 Bouquet for Mary

Would you believe that I don't actually know a Mary and so have never had a Bouquet for Mary, however when I made this block that was the name that appeared in my head and so it remained.
C42 The Two of Us
The colour of the fabric suggested Ruby Red for this block. All of the bits in the block looked like a pile of gems.

C42 Ruby Red
As each of the sections was made of two identical sections The Two of Us seemed the right name for this block. Funny isn't it sometimes there is no reason a name just seems to suit.

C42 Twirling Dervish

On one of our holidays we saw some dancers who are known as Twirling Dervish. It was wonderful how their 'dresses' swirled. I suppose I should have named a block that spun out with the points in the centre rather than one the edge as in my block

To me this block suggested someone playing that game where they are blindfolded and they try to find people with someone calling out 'warm', 'cold' or 'warmer'. Their arms are outstretched as they are Reaching Out trying to tip someone.
C42 Reaching Out

Within was named because you had a star within another star
C42 Christabella

Christabella came from the fact of the fabric being beautiful, so bella and Chris was a friend who gave me the fabric.
C42 Within

Sunday, January 31, 2016

BOM 42 - Christabella

C42 Christabella

The beautiful (bella) fabric for this block was given to me by Chris, one of my students several years ago and the name is simply the joining together of the two words.

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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Collection 41 - Where Did That Name Come From?




Collection 41

What a memory that invokes of those country fairs and the difficult decision selecting our own Fairy on a Stick.
C41 - Fairy on a Stick
Clean Solutions was based on those nuclear free zone signs where people don't think that a significant amount of our medical treatments are now nuclear :-)
C41 Twisted Bunting

I just love watching bunting as it twists and turns in the wind.
C41 Clean Solutions

I'm positive we all had a dress made of the Summer Frock fabric back in the 60s .. or perhaps you have one now as the fashions return to that era.


C41 Summer Frock

As a child I just loved making Mud Pies. Didn't you?
C41 Let Me Fly

The circling birds reminded me of vultures circling some unfortunate prey that simply wanted to be allowed to fly away.
C41 Mud Pies

Halloween  this month's BOM. Don't they look like spooky eyes?
C41 Halloween