Saturday, January 06, 2007

Back to work on my Ostrich

Well, the deadline for the next round for those of us who're doing the Ostrich over at Peach Quilting is fast approaching! I agonized over this round, we had a two color limit, and I kept finding blocks that would look good in three or four of my colors. I'm not doing this one scrappy, I've picked white, two shades and a marbled shade of each color.

I went back and forth between Quilter's Cache and Blockbase (by EQ) and spent an afternoon going thru all the blocks that might look good in ONLY two colors. Here's the two I finally picked and started on:



I'll be connecting the kaleidoscope/windmill type blocks with the ones on the right. All the blocks will finish at 4 inches. I'm done with the connecting blocks, except for trimming them, and I have another 6 of the dark centered and 7 of the light centered kaleidoscopes to do. Paper piecing blocks always takes me longer. :(

Anyway, when I'm done with all 32 blocks, they'll go around this center and first round that I made for the ostrich challenge.

7 comments:

joyce said...

The blocks look very nice and I can't wait to see how they look together. I have tried paper piecing several times and I just can't seem to enjoy it, although you can make much more complex blocks that way. I guess I am too much of a wonky quilter.

quiltpixie said...

those should frame your first couple of rounds beautifully, and do capture the theme of this round -- even down to there being two alternating blocks :-)

Nancy said...

I can't wait to see what this border looks like attached to your center/first round. I try to visualize it in my head and can't. But I do love the designs you've come up with so I'm sure it's going to lovely.

Dawn said...

I"m so excited to see it on!!!! I just love that center!

computerpeach said...

I can't wait to see the new round... I haven't even thought of mine yet - too many other things in the way...

Cynthia said...

i'm like Nancy and can't picture it in my head how it will look with the other rounds but i know it's going to look fantastic.

Susan said...

I'm visualizing how these go together, and I really like the way the colors alternate! I look forward to seeing it on the quilt.

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