Thursday, August 24, 2006





I finally have shaken myself into a bit of activity, and sewed together these circle blocks from my Australian fabrics. I cut and pieced these in April and then appliqued the circles while we were in Paris, but hadn't got around to the next step. One advantage of being so lethargic was that by having them on the design wall for a week I did improve the layout a bit, I think. I like this piece so far. It has a certain weirdness about it that seems to fit with the feeling of Australian Aboriginal designs.
The next step will be working out a border design. This will take a lot of auditioning, but I can go slow. In this case, probably a good idea.

8 comments:

Debra Spincic said...

I like these blocks a bunch!

Jessica said...

These blocks are awsome. Are the circles hand or machine appliqued?

Patti said...

I really like what you've done so far - eager to see more.

The Calico Cat said...

Neat - I really like the background...

Deb Geyer said...

These blocks are lovely; such subtle colors. Very nice!

Allison said...

Looks terrific! Glad you got back into it...

Nellie Bass Durand said...

FUN! What is the scale of this piece? Am I looking at large or small circles? Have you trimmed away behind them and consequently have interesting pieced circles for another project? or maybe even to incorporate into the border of this piece?

Kay said...

The blocks are about 8 inches so circles are 5 l/2, I think. They're appliqued by hand, and I did cut out fabric so that I have these other circles. I'm thinking about putting some in border, but I haven't made any further progress with this yet.