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Oh, my, I did not mean to imply that this was a project that you had to tackle immediately!
This is definitely a fun thing that I have started on and in no way do I mean to "double dog dare" any other forum member to join me in this kind of goofy quilt project. For all I know I might wind up with a hopeless mess (although I suspect I won't paint myself into a corner because there will always be a way to creatively solve any problem I run into).
Okay, two more blocks and then I will submerge myself in other things that I have to take care of around this house.
The fishbowl block was easy once I found a fabric with fish. Wrong kind of fish because my Knuckles O'Toole I mentioned in an earlier posting was a fan-tail goldfish and these guys are koi but the fabric is kinda cool so I used it. If I ever find a fabric with fan-tail gold fish I will make a substitute block.
The color wheel block (thank you, Marcia Hohn, you just about drove me nuts with this little bitty paper pieced pattern on Quilter's Cache ) has to be included in the quilt because of my hobby of making color wheels to decorate my sewing room.
I wound up talking to myself and using my colored pencils to keep track of what color went where because I was so out of practice. Not Marcia's fault, just my old brain was slow to get back in the groove. My ROY G. BIV needed eight colors for the pattern so I threw in an M at the end (for Mulberry next to the Red in left side of wheel). Stonehenge fabrics make a nice color wheel, by the way. Another Stonehenge made a nice frame for the fish bowl. That set of FQs has pretty much been mutilated.
I found a TON of goldfish fabric just by googling. You have to do some shopping around, though, because some of it is really priced too high. But LOTS of places have it, and you would probably need no more than a FQ - maybe even less than that, but for some sellers, that's the minimum cut they sell. Spoonflower has just about taken over Etsy and Ebay (and to some degree, Amazon), and it is an expensive option. I would only use it if there were absolutely no other place I could find a fabric with (whatever) on it. There are some GREAT goldfish fabrics out there - even fantails! NOT hard to find.
*great* colorwheel block! Stonehenge has such fantastic fabrics ... wonderful color selections and textures.
Your blocks are really coming along! Have you thought of a setting yet?
Looks like you collection of blocks is growing. Love the colorwheel.
I am loving your blocks!!
I didn't feel like you double dog dared me. I just thought it sounded like an interesting challenge. I'm sure your quilt will look great and give you a smile every time you look at it.
Two more great blocks. Your quilt is really coming along. Easy to get wrapped up in a quilt project and forget the rest of the house.
Cathy (cacnurse1) said:
give you a smile every time you look at it.
Yes, that's my motivation to stick with it. It will kind of be like a crazy photo album flapping in the breeze or some kind of memory-jogger that I can babble about when I am old and forgetful.
I've been practicing free motion quilting and learning some new designs, using some veteran quilts. I am officially tired of red/white/blue quilts after doing 4 of them in a row. Also tired of quilting - I need to do some piecing for a change.