Saturday, March 07, 2015

Patchwork 1.

A change of direction. 
I decided to join in a patchwork block swap this year. 
You can choose to make which 12" square pattern that you like
but you must use the colours chosen by your swap partner.
My January partner was Mandy in Australia
And her colour choice was to use greens, blues,
yellows, tropical  floral prints or colours .
I knew I had this beautiful parrot material
in my stash and wanted  to use it as my focal point.
The block pattern is called "Churn Dash"

Mandy is going to make all her finished blocks up into 
Cushions for her patio furniture. 

27 comments:

  1. Love the warm colours of the fabric you have used for this block.

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  2. Oh this is fabulous! What a fun thing to do! Love the parrots! I've never been any good at sewing lol
    Lucy x

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  3. This is fab Mrs A!! lots of huggles Sue xx

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  4. Love the rich colours and the design Mrs A...I never mastered sewing sadly! Carol x

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  5. This is gorgeous Mrs A.! It's a long time since I did any patchwork! xx

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  6. This is such a great pattern, I will have to try it one day.

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  7. Love that print and good for you to join that.

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  8. What a fab idea, to be able to put together must be fun. Would love to see more xxx

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  9. What a cool swap Mrs A... The little parrot print fabric is just perfect for a tropical theme :)

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  10. This is beautiful Mrs A and the colours of the fabric are gorgeous your so clever...........enjoy your day x

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  11. Fab swap idea - (a long time ago!! we did a 6 way altered jigsaw piece swap and I chose the theme of Time - when I got all my jigsaw bits I put them all on a canvas and made a clock - and it's still hanging here working on my craftie space wall!).
    Love the colours you've used here - a great job Mrs A!!

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  12. Gorgous colours Mrs A and fabulous patchwork xx

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  13. Fabulous colours and a lovely design.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  14. Hi Mrs A
    Wow, how gorgeous is this? Beautiful and vibrant. Will look stunning on the cushion.
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

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  15. wow this is gorgeous colours ! Thanks for stopping by my negected blog xx

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  16. This is an exciting challenge and sometimes we need to go off in a new direction.
    I think you will enjoy it. Well done, you!
    It will be a breath if fresh air.
    Love the one you have made!
    Sue x

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  17. Mrs. A., what a gorgeous quilt block. I love the colors and the pattern is ingenious! What a great swap! How are you doing, dear? I hope you and hubby are well! Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. This is so beautiful, and I love the colors!! Patio cushions would be perfect if you choose to use yours the same way!

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  19. This is so striking, love the parrot material. So clever x

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  20. Good grief! I thought I was the quilter in the Treehouse??? We will have to compare notes and patterns!! This is lovely. I should have known you would have parrots!!
    Hugs

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  21. Oh wow--bet she will love this beautiful square!

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  22. A patchwork square swap? How fun and different.

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  23. Fabulous square Mrs A! I love patchwork, just wish I had enough patience and skill to do some xx

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