Monday, June 20, 2011

I've made a start

Being new to liberated quilting, it's taken me a while to pluck up the courage to start this project! But when I found this block last week, I thought it had potential and put it up on my design wall. Today I decided that it was time to bite the bullet and play.

The block is from an applique class I did at a Quilt Expo in The Hague just after I first started patchwork. It is one of three or four blocks I brought home but I didn't have the confidence to take it any further. I still have to stitch the small dugong, but that will have to wait until I can buy some matching thread. I forgot to take a photo of the original block before I started playing with it, but it was just the dugongs with blue and yellow border pieces, which I've cut down a bit. The rest of the fabrics came from my drawer of leftover scraps.

There are very few triangles really, but I'm satisfied with it so far because it feels triangular.


  1. What a great start. I like your colors and anxious to see this develope as the Rounds are added. Nice job!

  2. I love the center and what you've done so far.

  3. Way cool! This is going to be a beauty!

  4. Don't know why but the surrounding fabrics/design remind me of Australia or New Zealand! Great start, can't wait to see this thru all the rounds

    warm quilt hugs, sue in CA

  5. Congratulations for starting your RR quilt! The colors and the movement in the borders are all so good.

  6. What a nice start! Great to use a block you had previously done - now can become part of a quilt! The colors you picked are so restful - I really like them. And what a fun way to add the triangles! So glad you are going in!

    : )