Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Shades of purple

Chris' block for Shauna

I had a lot of fun choosing fabrics and creating this set of blocks. I enjoyed reading about your connection to circles Shauna :) The technique is quite straight forward...the hardest thing for me was cutting the squares (and circles) in half using the folded lines. I found it tricky to see the actual line as I seemed to see a shadow at the same. Does anyone know what I mean? I guess I might use a pencil next time. I look froward to seeing the variety of blocks created and of course your final quilt Shauna. Good luck!


  1. Hi Chris, Beautiful! I really like your use of light and dark shades of purple. Your gray fabrics are really pretty too, you have a nice collection of patterns. This is going to be another gorgeous quilt...lucky Shauna! As always, I'm looking forward to seeing the blocks from our other bee members. I'm still waiting for my fabric to get here. I think it will be here by this weekend.

  2. Chris, Thank you for your blocks! I like the grey fabrics you found. I especially like the grey fabric that looks like vines. I like the polkadots in the purples and the vintage looking purple with lines and flowers. Where did you find the fabric with the "girl" on it? It is hard to get a close up view. I would love to see a full section of it. Looking forward to receiving your blocks in the mail. Thanks again, Chris :) Looking forward to seeing the next circles to appear...

    1. Hi Shauna,
      The sleeping beauty fabric is by Heather Ross based in New York. It's part of her Far Far Away collection. I love her style :) Have a closer look here: http://heatherross.squarespace.com/fabrics/
      Sorry, not sure how to add the link directly yet. Need to add that to my to-do-list... :)

  3. Thanks for the link Chris. I love Heather Ross fabrics. I have happened across this collection before and love it. So excited that a piece of it will be in this circle quilt. I just learned how to add links. WHen you are composing your post, click on the link tab on the top tool bar and then copy and past the link where it says. Very sketchy instructions. I am going to check out this link. Thanks again. :) Shauna