torsdag, mai 27, 2010

Perspective

When you see this block, how big in diameter does it seem to you to be?
And when you see these two together? 
Being at the V&A in April was truly wonderful, and seeing the blocks in the George coverlet was mind blowing. As I have mentioned before, the blocks were so small, about four inches. Also all the different patterns this seamstress had come up with was so nice to discover. It was like encountering the aunt or grandmother of Mrs. Jane Stickle. Oh, that is a presumptious assumption, but who knows? One thing they would have had in common, though, would be their love of creating patterns.

The blocks above I made after returning from England. It was one of the rosettes of the coverlet I had not seen before. I drafted the bigger the same size as the other circles, and then gave the smaller size a go as well. Can you guess the size? I decided not to break my fingers making it, knowing there are other more intricate patterns to draft and sew up, so I landed on a five inch finish. That would make the one about five and a half. The bigger one? It is about eleven inches in diameter - finished. Using my compass and quilting rulers I draft them. It is a joy to make my own patterns - from scratch so to speak, from "circle one". I don't know how many I'll make or how to put them together - just plain loving the process. 
We are having some chilly but beautiful days, for the apple blossoms to come out from hiding. Just because. Now the compass is beckoning... Oh, and a link to an Austen aficionado reviewing the exhibition

10 kommentarer:

Minka's Studio sa...

Love your circle blocks!

Marit sa...

Almost speechless here - all I can say is AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL...
; )

Crispy sa...

Oh Una, I'm in awe of your ability to use a compass and ruler to draft up these blocks...I'm math challenged and would never be able to draw it up. Both blocks are wonderful!!

Crispy

pratima sa...

So beautiful and intricate... I couldn't have imagined the size by looking at the first picture. It's amazing that you are drafting your own patterns. I'm not so good with math either :)

Hanne Katrine sa...

Så nydelig, Una!

Lori sa...

Those are amazing blocks!! Amazing piecing too!!!

Valentina sa...

I cannot express my admiration without sounding cliche... but wow.
bravo, they are so inspiring! YOU are inspiring!!!
:)

Meredith sa...

It was a great exhibit. I do hope you continue with your block making in either size. they are really lovely. I myself would lean towards the 11 inch

Ravenhill sa...

Oh, these are just exquisite! Perfect - colors, patterns, design. I am in awe.... Happy quilting day to you!

Janet sa...

I love your blocks. Who would have thought that they were so small in the quilt. I'm very tempted to have a go at some drafting now, I love that part.