Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Bird of Paradise #2

I have almost finished this second block for my Bird of Paradise quilt. There are a couple of white ovals to applique onto the red and white funny shapes. Are they are supposed to be seedpods, buds, flowers or leaves? I'm not sure which red print I like best (I sort of thought they should match) so I'm going to let it sit for a while before I do the last bit of appliqueing. Maybe I'll change them both and go with green like in the original quilt. I've started the next block - this one has a bird in it. I am really enjoying appliqueing these blocks. They are so different from what I've done before.

This pieced block is made by my DD#2. She's working from a bag of cut off triangles I had saved. I love what she's doing with them. She was a bit disappointed with the center pink triangle that "shrunk". I think it's charming and I really hope she keeps going with this project.
Happy Quilting!!

14 comments:

Carrie P. said...

Your block is beautiful. I do like the red things.
Well, I would have never notices that triangle. The block looks really great.

Quilt Hollow said...

Your block looks fantastic....I squirm just thinking about trying to do all that applique!

Barb said...

Oh wow...love your applique. Your daughter is doing wonderfl!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Your appliqué is so pretty! What a great looking block!

Crispy said...

I really like the red in the block, it keeps it from looking too stark. I too did not notice the smaller triangle...

Crispy

Mary Lou Casada said...

The BiP is coming right along, Janet! I'm so wanting to start it -- have my background fabric set aside, but am determined to wait 'til my Circuit Rider blocks get done. BiP and the Roseville album are the two calling my name! LOL I've got a budding collection of "left-over" hst's! Your daughter's block is wonderful!! Can't wait to see several of them together!
Blessings,
Mary Lou

Lori said...

I love your applique block and like the little bit of red in it.
Woo-Hoo for DD! Those are some tiny pieces!!

Barb said...

Oh, your block lovely, great leaves fabrics.
what a great half sq triangle block, I love the background.

Dixie said...

Love your latest block - the red is a great choice and I would leave it in as there is so much green in this quilt. Your daughter's block is so sweet and charming. Is she hand piecing it? Looks like she has inherited the quilting gene!

Quiltbenaco said...

E' bello il blocco in applique, un po' di rosso sta bene secondo me....

Nell'altro blocco ho fatto fatica a vedere il triangolino più piccolo...
Ciao
Domenica

liz said...

Both blocks are a credit to their makers. How nice that your daughter is interested in quilting. Mine are so NOT interested.

Marilyn Robertson said...

I love your applique block - it is gorgeous! Please tell your DD#2 that her block is wonderful. The pink shrinking triangle just gives the block some character. :)

Valentina said...

Oh, please tell your daughter that I am so impressed and ask her permission if I could try to do as good a job as she has!
I am soooo tempted to drop everything else and play with halfsquare triangles!
:)

Lurline said...

Love your latest posts - I adore your daughters work, please tell her!
Hugs - Lurline♥