Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I love a party!

Fresh Poppy Design

Hello! My name is Vickie and I live in  a small town in the gently rolling hills of Kansas. I am happy to participate in the Quilt Story Block Party. There is so much inspiration and tons of wonderful ideas on flickr. I am happy to be a part of the fun. It is always a good day to 'play', especially when it is so white outside and you love color! So...

Traditional: Flying Geese

My traditional block is made with Amy Butler's love fabric, which is significant for me as I began quilting a few years ago because I saw her fabric in a quilt. It was a "this is not your grandma's pastime" moment and I knew I wanted to work with all that wonderfully colorful and delightfully designed fabric! I don't know why flying geese have intrigued me, with their points to meet, but they have. I especially like that the dark geese in this block are actually two different fabrics in similar colors that have been pieced. I made this block for The Quilting Journey Round Robin Bee's quiltalong, so I get to keep it.

Flying Geese June Block

Modern: Pinwheel in a Star

My modern block also comes from The Quilting Journey Round Robin Bee. The pattern is from Hanies and is now living with Melissa who requested pinwheel blocks.  The colors of her starter block were fresh and bright, so this block was really fun to make. I love that white inner border that breaks up the star!

Quilting Journey Round Robin - Melissa

Creative: Cindy's Park Applique

I made this applique park for a quilt that is going to be a neighborhood, also from The Quilting Journey Round Robin Bee. Cindy requested anything that would be found in a neighborhood and sent a modern house block as her starter block. By the time I received the group of blocks, there were several houses, a dog house and some people, so I thought about adding a place for those dogs to take a walk, thus the park was 'born'. I don't know where that bird came from. He just showed up one day, so I let him stay.

Block for Cindy (playswithneedles1)


  1. Beautiful work, so precise. Are you a bit of a perfectionist by any chance? Lovely colours too. Hugs Vreni x

  2. I love your last one there so much! It is a winner! Good luck:-)

  3. Very nice! These are fabrics I have not seen before! Very bright and happy and refreshing!!

  4. Hello! I'm happy that you joined the Block Party because now I found you! You are a fabric artist! I love your quilts and fabric 'pictures'! Your 'creative' block is so wonderful!
    Sunny wishes from Crete! Teje

  5. Wow! Each of these blocks are just stunning! The flying geese colours really pop and the garden one is such a delight!I started quilting because of Amy Butler's fabrics too!! I saw them and had to do something with them because they were so beautiful and bright.

  6. Hello Vicky! I need new 'colour' for my fabric blog list and you have it defenetely! Thank you for inspiration that I needed today with starting to have a flu but needed to sew!
    Have lovely sunny week! Teje
    Ps. I love all your colourful and happy works!

  7. THe pinwheel in a star and flying geese are awesome! Thanks for linking to our block party

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