Saturday, June 16, 2007

Night and Day - edited Saturday evening

I found Doe's blog not long after she started blogging! She's incredibly talented and an absolute delight. While reading her blog I saw a picture of her Pinwheel Star blocks/quilt and I was downright smitten. I HAD to make that quilt so I called and ordered the pattern. Yes, I'm a shameless copycat, however, I chatted with Doe and she said it's OK - thank you Doe! I assembled 28 of the required 50 blocks and then I had a light bulb moment - how would these blocks looks in darker colors???? I've pulled some lights and darks and made the first block this morning. What an incredible difference! As my Sweetie said, "they're like night and day" - he's right. :-)

The 30's blocks will be set on point as shown in the pattern but I'm not sure how I'm going to set the other blocks. I'm still playing - LOL.

I've seen a similar quilt in the Nickle Quilts book, however I didn't want to cut everything into 5" squares so I just followed the instructions from my Pinwheel Star pattern.

TTFN

edit: I've just spent several hours responding to the many e-mailed comments that I'd been saving. Thank you again for playing my silly game, helping me celebrate my first blogiversary, for visiting my blog, for taking a few minutes to leave a comment or two and especially for all the inspiration I get from you! And, a special thank you to my Sweetie for coming up with the game to celebrate my blogiversary. It was a ton of fun!

16 comments:

kjquilts said...

I love both versions! Can't wait to see what you come up with for the dark blocks.

Pam said...

You can never go wrong with 30's prints!

Pam @
www.pamgwillim.com

happy Zombie said...

I am SO SMITTEN with that block too! Can't wait to see what you do with yours!

PamKittyMorning said...

I am loving those blocks.. I also looked into that pattern after I saw Doe's quilt. I love her way with 30's prints!

Carol said...

I love those pinwheel stars...they look wonderful both ways...day and night. Can't wait to see what you do.

Nadine said...

Darlene, my marathon friend, you are really amazing !
Always something new and beautiful to show us !
And another one is going to bite the dust, very soon !

I love both versions : night - and - day (and I love the song, too ! Ron has a very good taste ! !)

XOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

Carole said...

Ya know, I couldn't keep up with you if I was on speed! lol I've never known anyone as productive as you. You just wip them off like there's not tomorrow! I'll just mosy on over to my sewing machine and attempt to sew that sashing. Oh wait, I've got to cut it first. Poky here! lol Keep well my friend and thanks for sharing! I'm glad one of us is productive!

Carole said...

Geez, I got distracted by my pokyness. I like both blocks. I'm a 20's/30's repro fan myself. I even have some original feedsacks that I found in a church bazard, thread holes and all. Can't wait to see what you do with them. Have fun Speedy! ;o)

ForestJane said...

I like them both, but then again, I love forest green and brown and some of the darker colors. :)

Dawn said...

very cool! I love it!

Patti said...

I've made a somewhat similar block - it's a lot of fun to make, isn't it. I always find it so amazing how much different the same block can look with different fabrics.

Susan said...

Both versions are nice! I like the green and brown together, too. The thirties prints always look good in everything.

Deb said...

love the look of the darker one to.
I to love the 30's prints and looked into that pattern after seeing Doe's. I have been collecting the 30's prints for a while looking for the rite pattern for them, and think that one is perfect. I am going to order it also.
deb

Pieces From Me said...

Boy what a difference fabrics can make. 30's prints are great and give you a feeling of morning...wide awake. The darker colors make you feel more relaxed and warm. Two totally different feelings.

Wendy said...

It's really neat to see how different the same block can look. I can't wait to see you NEW quilt.
I love visiting you because you always have something fun on the go.

Libby said...

Isn't it a kick to see how things change. Have fun playing with your blocks *s*

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