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Block of the Month - May

Lilian

Re: Block of the Month - May
« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2017, 23:01:11 PM »
Or could it be this one.....
https://youtu.be/ddM7kJ9xQfA

Hahahaha  I love Monty Python, that's a cracker of a handshake!! :ninja:
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Lowena

Re: Block of the Month - May
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2017, 09:42:43 AM »
Nod ,nod, wink, wink, say no more....... :D
I'm away from Sunday, so will give the block my attention when I get back....however......don't hold your breath for my getting it done I hate quarter square triangles with the fervour that I like hsts  :D
I've only managed January's so far, so I think I might just concentrate on the Mystery quilt and gibe the BOMs a miss  :ninja:
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Iminei

Re: Block of the Month - May
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2017, 11:04:46 AM »
Low.... you wanted this tut  !!!! :devil:

Now don't let me hear your'e not going to try it! :angry:
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Lowena

Re: Block of the Month - May
« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2017, 13:33:01 PM »
I obviously didn't look closely enough  :| didn't realise it was qsts  :|  :ninja:
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Iminei

Re: Block of the Month - May
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2017, 17:09:03 PM »
They're not QST's Low, I don't know what they are ... but someone will...

and they are fiendishly easy to make! I've made 'undreds of em ....


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Pearl

Re: Block of the Month - May
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2017, 17:28:23 PM »
Just a couple of questions before I start, if you don't mind, Iminei.  Does the background fabric need to be a solid?  Do you have any advise for choosing a focus fabric, if using colour? 

Tia   <3

Iminei

Re: Block of the Month - May
« Reply #21 on: May 05, 2017, 18:19:19 PM »
Does the background fabric need to be a solid?

No not necessarily; a blender, a mottled, a small tone on tone, a small patterned ...
you want the spirals to sing and shine !

Do you have any advise for choosing a focus fabric, if using colour?

I struggled hugely with this for my workshop;
I bought some batik especially, but didn't like it enough and found when rummaging through my batiks the perfect one...which I had just enough of. In fact one of the 4" squares was two cut off pieces joined!! but I defy you to find the two triangles cut from it!!!

You could use a dark of the colour chosen ie...reds...choose the darkest mottled red you can find (thinking Makower here) or a B& non directional

Slap some pics up if you need an opinion!
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Pearl

Re: Block of the Month - May
« Reply #22 on: May 05, 2017, 18:29:09 PM »
Thanks, Imi.  I'll have a look in my stash (and then buy some).   :flower: <3 :flower:
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Pearl

Re: Block of the Month - May
« Reply #23 on: May 05, 2017, 19:21:09 PM »
I'm thinking of orange.  What do you think?
Could the focus fabric be blue?
« Last Edit: May 05, 2017, 20:27:32 PM by pearl »

Iminei

Re: Block of the Month - May
« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2017, 21:40:41 PM »
Those are all really gorgeous

Go with your heart and your vision ..... I am!
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Lilian

Re: Block of the Month - May
« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2017, 23:03:46 PM »
I'm thinking of orange.  What do you think?
Could the focus fabric be blue?

I Like that Pearl.  :fabric:  But my like button is not working  :(
Willing but not always able :)

Pearl

Re: Block of the Month - May
« Reply #26 on: May 06, 2017, 12:06:56 PM »
Progress report

Not sewn together yet but...

photo 1 - something's not quite right

photo 2 - more what I was going for

Lowena

Re: Block of the Month - May
« Reply #27 on: May 06, 2017, 12:10:23 PM »
Good colour choices Pearl  :)
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Ploshkin

Re: Block of the Month - May
« Reply #28 on: May 06, 2017, 15:30:46 PM »
Photo 1 with the blue strips probably would have worked if the black and red swapped places.  It needs the darker one in the 'ribbon' for the illusion of a shadow in the twist. 
Your colours are lovely.
Life's too short for ironing.

Iminei

Re: Block of the Month - May
« Reply #29 on: May 06, 2017, 16:42:55 PM »
Lovely stuff! I wont post it into The BOM HOF until its a finished piece, OK?

BUT remember the 1/2 squares of the twist will only be on the top and bottom of each block, I think you may have those on the side in some of your blocks!



Its a bugger to figure out until it clicks into place...

Yes, If I were to use a feature fabric, in say Red, I would make the twist a (much) darker red or Red pattern.

I think the fact that the blue was 'darker' than the red is why the second pic works better!

With the Spiral Child, I chose a batik that had a lot of the colours I was using for the twist.

And, as you can see, in the B & W version I have chosen a black with white outlined stars for the twist,
so not quite a solid...

but as ever there is going to be a twist on this particular Twist and Twirl
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