Friday, July 08, 2011

fancy block Friday #5

This week for fancy block Friday, I broke away from paper piecing and did some improv piecing. This funky lady was inspired by this one on flickr. I LOVE HER! The fabric combo reminds me of Cath Kidston. (YAY!) I want to make 100 more. :) I just might.

Terri and Cindy stayed the night last night and we are headed to Gruber's for a little quilt retreat this weekend. We will be meeting up with several other fabulous bloggers to sew like crazy for a few days. I'm so excited at the thought of sewing to the din of something besides bickering children for a change! (Ha!)

Happy Friday!

25 comments:

Karen said...

I saw on Shelly's blog all the friends who are going, so I'm sure yo'll have a great time! Enjoy!

beth lehman said...

My online group "SewScrappySewHappy" is doing a block like this. Here is a link to a tutorial and some more inspiration pictures:

http://bethadeezoo.blogspot.com/2011/06/girlfriends-tutorial.html

http://www.flickr.com/groups/sewscrappysewhappy/

Aren't they cute??

Thimbleanna said...

She's adorable! Have a wonderful weekend -- can't wait to see what you will be working on!

Luisa said...

This block is cute.
Have a great time with your friends.

DeeRoo said...

Hahaha...cute, cute! I'm doing a one-on-one swap with an online bud from Australia and we are doing this same block only it's two of them holding hands...and they have hair!;)

A whole quilt of people with a few houses, trees and pets thrown in would be awesome!;)
ps...I have that new book you are in....I need an autograph!;)

pearlyqueen said...

As an a mature women, \you blow me away, I chuckle at your blogs, just love them

Suzanne said...

This is adorable. There is a whole quilt of these little dolls and houses in Material Obsessions. The quilt is more like a recipe than a pattern. I bet you will mix a whole batch with great success.

Enjoy your quilting time away.

Terri said...

She is cute, but definitely a block head... a real square, which in my day was a bad thing... don't know what it is now.

susiloci said...

Que bloque tan simpático.

Quilting Yai Yai said...

Awesome block! Have a great retreat!
Deborah

Linda said...

Have fun at Grubers!

Lori said...

Oh I know exactly what you mean about the bickering children.

pat sloan said...

Love the little girl block.. sweet!

pratima said...

Cute block! Love rock red frock! Have fun at the retreat :-)

pratima said...

Oh, I meant love her red frock.

Rene' said...

Amanda she's such a cute thing;-)!!! Love her red dress. Also love your super star quilts...it's my favorite in the book...so glad I was able to get the book at Gruber's. What a blast the weekend was retreating again with y'all amazing quilty bloggers ;-)!!!! On the plane now and typing surreptitiously so the flight attendants won't yell at me;-).

TinksDaughter said...

I like this little lady! I want to learn how to do this.

Liz said...

I hope you had fun this weekend!

April (Polkadot Sparrow) said...

I LOVE Cath Kidston!! My husband got me a Cath purse for Christmas and it's wonderful.

Hope you had a great time on retreat this weekend. I hope to do one of those someday, too. :)

Lee Prairie Designs said...

:) Love you little girl PP! Just so fun! Thanks for sharing!

Carolyn

Love your blog!

Terriaw said...

So adorable! This block is even better in person, and made me want to try making one too. You inspire me to make something I probably wouldn't have tried before.

Simone de Klerk said...

Cute! Good to know you did it without paper piecing. Really not my thing!

Mama Pea said...

Hi Amanda, it's Stephanie. This is such a cute little block!

Clair said...

You could use a block like this if you were making a quilt for someone and wanted each block to represent a person. Of course, you would have to do a different kind of block for guys.

Sonja said...

If you like to piece ladies, here a nice video by Kumiko Fujita:)
http://youtu.be/T2iVQAq3eWs