Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Off on a tangent!

Plaids!! Again...these blocks are 7 inches finished. 45 pieces in each block. I don't know why, but I think these blocks are challenging!! I love them...especially the ones with high contrast. These are all from shirt plaids, even the dark bear toes. (thrift shop!)
All 12 blocks are prepped!! Yippee!! I did add some leaves to the block from last post, but not all the inside stuff...just too much for me...I may add it later if the muse descends!!!



Everyone, have a great day...hope those of you on the East coast were not too shook up by the earthquake today!!


Julie

31 comments:

regan said...

Those added leaves and 4 little flowers are perfect on that block! It fits right in with the rest of those lovely blocks! Nice!

And I'm loving those bear paw blocks....sweet in the plaids!

Sue H said...

Love the plaids, and your applique' blocks look just right from here! You've been a busy, busy girl. (And I wish you could see this: my Word Verification word is "hyper"!!!)

Valerie said...

Everything looks so beautiful, is that all needle turn applique?

Chris said...

LOVE the plaid bear paws!

~Joan said...

Those top blocks are soooo cute that I can't "bear" it. Love them!!

Denise in PA said...

Love those plaid bear paws! The earthquake was a bit disconcerting!

Jeanna said...

Your blocks are always so perfect! I want to be like you when I grow up...LOL.

Janet O. said...

I love bears paw blocks in plaid. I have saved a picture of one from a magazine for years and years. Someday I may make one, too!
I enlarged the photo of your applique blocks and surveyed how the latest block fits in with the others. I think what you added was plenty to make it blend well with the others.
Is productivity your middle name? : )

Yvette said...

I love the plaid blocks. I am starting to collect them because of you.

Gorgeous wool blocks!

Lurline said...

Love those plaid blocks - we don't see plaids a lot in Australia, so please steer me in the right direction! I think they add a charm to log cabin quilts.
Hugs - Lurline♥

Sandra Kaye said...

Just YUMMY!! Both set of blocks!! I can't decide which I like better!! Have a great day!! Sandie

Leeanne said...

Yummy scrappy bears paws

Nicky said...

Love your plaid bear's paw - I adore that block - have a Bear paw plaid UFO waiting to be quilted but my blocks were much bigger! Recycled fabrics in mine too!

KaHolly said...

You've been busy! Both sets of blocks are wonderful. The bear paws are so cute.

Teresa said...

I have not tried working with shirt plaids - always thought they would be kind of flimsy. Did you have to stabilize them at all? Your blocks look great.

The applique quilt is going to be a real beauty.

Merilyn said...

I think what you added to that block was just the perfect amount of extra embellishment!!! They all look sensational!!! Just love your bear paw plaid blocks, I can't believe they are all from old shirts, they look wonderful!!!

Becky said...

Love your bear paw blocks!!! I have a bear paw quilt on my "Must sew one day" list. I have the pattern and fabric. Just haven't started it.

Lori said...

I love the bear paw block and love yours even more with plaids!!
Look at your wool applique!? They are lovely!! The prepping is the time consuming part.

Me and My Stitches said...

The bears paws blocks are wonderful - love the plaids. And I am so impressed that you got all those wonderful wool blocks done. They look great!

Texan said...

Both so pretty, but love, love the plaids! You do the best plaid quilts!

Kathie said...

love the plaid bear paws the applique blocks are beautiful
have fun!
Kathie

Nancy said...

The Bear Paws are great and perfect in plaid.

Gayle said...

Those little Bears Paw blocks remind me of the quilt I have in my blog header! So fun to make them small!

Loris said...

love, love, love the new tangent! lovely idea! and nice work on the applique prep. I was blessed with an applique class this weekend...will share more about that later.
hope it is cooling down in your part of the world.

Quilter Kathy said...

I love these plaid bear paws...they just glow! I don't know how you do that...you work magic with plaids!

Jan said...

Your bear paws are so neat and love your applique!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Your plaid stars are wonderful! I love seeing what you do with them!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

I have to agree love those plaids...

*karendianne. said...

Whoa! The Bear Paws are ama-zing! Julie. Holy for real!!! Loving those.

MARCIE said...

Always love plaids! Looks like a fun quilt (or two) in the works!

Ulla said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! I love your works!!! That one where is 12 blocks is FANTASTIC! Thank you for your Blog! Sorry, my english is not very good.