Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Bee Inspired: August

Krista is/was moving, so she sent out her fabrics early. They aren't due until September, but I finished my block before July ended! She mailed everyone black and another color.
Block for Krista
I have never made a whirlygig block before, but they're fun! I didn't want to mess with paper piecing or templates, so I drew out my plans and figured out how to machine piece it from there. The numbers turned out pretty nicely, I started with a 2"x2.5" rectangle and drew a line 1/4" from each side of the center. The littlest squares in there are 2" unfinished, and the entire block is 12.5" unfinished.

I think I like whirlygigs because the remind me of M.C. Escher.


~Michelle~ said...

love it! nice job :)

Deb said...

Oh help, that's amazing. I'm too scared to look at the flickr pool now, everybody's blocks are so amazing. I'm not sure if I'm cut out for this, it's so intimidating!! I love your block. I really love your block, really really!

Oiyi said...

Oh, I love the colors in this one.

whatmegmakes said...

I'll always be jealous of your quilting abilities :D

Ivy@PaperElixir said...

Very nice! Reminds me of windmills too :)

Deanna said...

you did an awesome job on this block! i'm a big fan of whrilly gigs myself!

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abcgirl said...

you give me hope! i don't want to mess with paper piecing or templates, but I really want to make a whirlygiggle quilt, so it's nice to know that it's possible. i love how my eyes keep bouncing back and forth between seeing blue crosses on a black background and black crosses on a blue background.