Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Nothing but blocks

I love making all of these blocks for all the quilting bees and swaps that I have gotten myself into. It is great to work with different fabrics and to think of new ways to express myself through sewing.

Saranya, from the Sew Connected 3, sent me gorgeous fabrics that are my favorite color combo - pink and green! I know Saranya lives in Thailand and I wanted to focus my blocks on that, especially since my husband lived in Thailand for awhile and loved the people. Elephants are Thailand's animal and I love them, so that was my inspiration.

I finally used my elephant fabric from Alexander Henry. It is one of my favorite prints and thought it was perfect for this block.

#1 for Saranya


Then I embroidered elephants because, as you all know, I love to embroider. This block was inspired by this block.

#2 for Saranya


Ric-rac framed the elephants nicely, I thought.

little embroidered elephants


hanging blocks


Another Sew Connected 3 block. Who would have thought that this block would be one of my favorites and that I REALLY do not want to part with it?!?!? I hope Donna aka Rocklilly likes it.

For Rockilly - SC3 march


Remember this post? I made my block for Chen using the Brooke sheeting fabric she sent me for our swap. The owls are just soooooo cute.

Owl block - for Mushyhed


These are my best corners yet!!! I don't know how I got the 4 corners of the squares to all line up. Whoo Hoo!

Stay tuned because soon I will be having a fabric Giveaway!!!!!!! (hint: there will be Lush involved)

17 comments:

the 6 o'clock stitch said...

Oh! I love them! What beautiful fabric combinations. If you're not completely weary of them, check out my Spring Swap. I'd love to have you join in!

MandMStudio said...

Lovely blocks:)

SandyB said...

These are fantastic. I love how you used the rickrack and did embroidery in your blocks. Who wouldn't love these?

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I do not know what to say, your blocks are amazing, pink and green are my favorite too, I know anyone would be thrilled to get a block from you!! I love the owl fabric!!

Linda said...

Hi Darci Love your blocks,you are so talented. Drop by my blog. posted 50th and a giveaway. Good Luck Linda

jess said...

I am so in love with your blocks. I LOVE the ric rac and the elephants.

Mushyhed said...

Darci, I LOVE my block. Thank you so much!

amylouwho said...

Cute! Are elephants the new owls? I just put some on some baby tees and burp cloths!

Darling.

Sheri Howard said...

Cute blocks,,,,nice weather,,,we have snow today! I loved the pink Cottage Quilting Bee quilt on your green grass!

Natasha said...

Love those blocks! The owls are particularly cute. And your elephant embroidery. Wow you have been a busy bee.

Kerri said...

i love all your blocks. the owls and the elephants, just too cute!! and so bright and cheery. I'm ready for some warm summer days now!!

Barbie said...

Beautiful blocks! I really love the embroidered elephants - I guess I'm going to have to learn to embroider! Oh...I can't wait to see about your giveaway...especially if Lush is involved!

Allison said...

You have been busy! I love all your blocks and that quilting bee quilt turned out SO cute! I love that other people buy fabric like I do, in hoards...I can show my husband I'm not the only one who needs fabric in every color and lots of it. -Allison

jacquie said...

very cute! love the green grass and the sunshine too!

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

These blocks are so gorgeous! I'm in love with all of them. Love the embroidery. I've blogged my attempts at embroidery too, but they aren't as good as yours. A friend showed me the "split stitch" once and that's all i know how to do!

Beeshebags said...

wHOOT wHOOT owl fabric...oh my gosh isn't that gorgeous...saw some scrapbooking paper yesterday that looked very similar. I almost bought it...no I don't do scrapbooking...it was only coz it had owls on it...but I managed to resist..as I don't know what I would make with it! Mind you though, I buy fabric without knowing what I'm doing with it! Hugs Naomi from Adelaide, Sth Australia

Endy said...

Complimenti! Sono bellissimi i tuoi lavori, i colori che usi, gli abbinamenti!

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