Saturday, May 13, 2017

It's still squirrely around here...

Because one good thing leads to another.


And another.


Anyone see any green?   It's pretty clear than I'm not even trying anymore to convince myself that this is for the RSC.

Yep, full-tilt squirrel.

So I'm up to four blocks (and at 15", these blocks are huge to me) and naturally had to gather them together to see how they play with each other.


Hmm...  Straight set?


Maybe a narrow sashing?  Cobblestones?

Well, that's a decision that can be put off for a while.   (And I have no idea how to get rid of that bunch of red 'text's in the middle of that last photo.  If there's an undo button, I sure haven't found it...)

I did manage to rein myself in long enough to do a couple of blocks that really are for RSC.  One Chantal's pinwheel block


and a green crazy chicken.   Or a crazy green chicken.  Tough call.



I'm continuing to work on my foundation piecing skills, though it really reminds me of what they say about Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire - "Sure he was great, but don't forget that Ginger Rogers did everything he did, ...backwards and in high heels."
I feel like this kind of paper-piecing is also backwards and in high heels...

Linking up with SoScrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday and with Quilting is more fun than Housework on Sunday for Oh, Scrap!  Come see lots of pretty scrappy goodness on display!
Oh!  And I almost forgot Scraptastic Tuesday!  Even more scrappiness!






29 comments:

Chantal L. said...

Love, love, love your Burgoyne Blocks, especially the red and purple one. Awesome foursome too. The crazy chicken green made me chuckle ... in high heels! A picture of a chicken in high heels looking for seeds popped into my head, hehehe! I need to do my other RSC blocks in green too. We'll get there, Gayle, just a tad behind others, lol. ;^)

Ariane said...

Your blocks all look great! Even if you decided to make a few blocks from other colors of the rainbow, that's okay. They still work!

Edith said...

So many pretty quilty things, my vote is for the little bit of sashing and I just love your chicken.

Quiltdivajulie said...

AMEN to your comment about paper piecing! I have 2-3 projects for next year that will help me improve my skills (wonder how that will go since I don't even wear high heels in real life?!?!?!)

Jeanne said...

Lots of fun, and even some green :) Those big blocks are intriguing ...

Cathy said...

Love your BS. Not sure how I'm going to set mine either.

And no high heels here! But I do like chickens!

Gretchen Weaver said...

These look lovely! Definitely put sashing and a cornerstone between them. I know, it's more work but the chain flows better. Do you have a pattern for this? Or are you just winging it? No, I am not going to start these blocks, No, No, No. Maybe I'll go see what fabrics I could use if I would start but I'm not going to start. No more blogs today!

works4me said...

Fabulous blocks. Love that chicken.

LA Paylor said...

wow! I like all of these. Well the chicken is special but those enormous blocks are cool way to make a king quilt. Where is the pattern?
LeeAnna

barbara woods bewtjw@gmail.com said...

love that first quilt, great pattern

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I like those blocks together without sashing.... but can I just say LOVE THAT CHICKEN!!!!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I do love this block. I would sash it but add little corner stones as well to those mid sections for a continuation of the design. I've done the crazy chicken pattern a few times as minis for gifts to some of my chicken lovin' friends (the raising kind, not the eating kind).

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Looks to me like those big blocks are made of lots of tiny parts, so it's a win-win, and you get a quilt out of them much sooner! :). I really like those blocks, too, and your pinwheel and chicken. So many possibilities...!

Kathy S. said...

I won't tell the quilt police if you don't. I think your blocks are LOVELY! It's a great block for scraps.

Cathy said...

Your BS blocks (had to say that) look very intricate and time consuming. Very impressive! And your pp'ed Ginger Rogers chicken (she's in heels) is so cute!!

Angie said...

Perfect description of paper piecing! Love dat green chicken, though!

Angie in SoCal said...

Such a cute chicken - love it!

Suz J said...

I love big blocks - doesn't mean they don't have lots of bits... but they do make a strong impact (and you don't have to make too many of them). I would vote for the sashing with the cornerstones... just because it makes it easier to piece without matching all those little sections. It also means you don't have to worry too much about how the blocks are pressed. And the chicken... well, what can it say. Whether made with or without heels, it is too CUTE!

Laura said...

You are dangerously influencing me to become a squirrel!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

You just might have more projects going than I do now. So far I have been able to resist temptation. Live your new blocks. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Sally Trude said...

Yes, your sashing with cobblestones took it uptown. Probably gave it another name too. Love the bold print block.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Love your latest blocks!

Lynne Stucke said...

Love that little green bit on the chicken's beak ... MAKES it!!!

Mystic Quilter said...

What a glorious funky chicken!!! Make some more of these please I can see quilt with lots of these pecking away at the ground.

Nicky said...

Those first blocks are awesome! I agree with the comment above about the sashing and cornerstone helping those lines to flow. Your chicken looks fun too - very Ginger Rogers! Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday!

Cathy Tomm said...

Great looking blocks. I have done lots of paper piecing and had never thought of it as backwards and in heels. Cute and it kind of is.

Linda said...

Love your Chicken block! A whole quilt of them would be amazing. Haven't done any paper piecing but your Ginger Roger's description is wonderful.

Quilter Kathy said...

HA... backwards in high heels! Great description!
Love the chicken!

Ann said...

I love your chicken block, too, but I've always wanted to make Burgoyne Surrounded. Love your version.