Tuesday, December 7, 2010

sometimes there is ice

I often start projects with specific fabrics and colors in mind, although not necessarily with a specific theme or direction in mind. For this little quilt, I've cut out 25 background squares, selected the fabrics and have a general pattern in mind.

So far I've completed 4 of the squares and this is one possible arrangement. They won't be permanently arranged until I've finished all of the squares.

I love Corrine's interpretation of one of these blocks featured a couple of posts ago of ice in a frozen pond "with leaves and such trapped in the layers."

This morning I took some photographs of the ice in our little backyard pond.

Now I'm thinking that the white nebula I'm using for Lorlei's second Michael's challenge looks a little bit like ice.


dosfishes said...

I am seeing the leaves in the ice with these blocks. Thanks for the mention. I really like your pins! xox corrine

Anonymous said...

Oh I do love the challenge of something intricate..and although I've not yet personally tried my hand at quilting per say....I look forward to it even more now....!

thanks so much for sharing!
ciao bella

Creative Carmelina

Patty said...

The picture of your backyard pond-ice is beautiful!

Debrina said...

The ice is just beautiful, Deb. I love the way the shards move toward the centre in a circle almost like an icy star burst. Is that fish under the ice I see too? I'm guessing they are goldfish? Hardy little buggers aren't they? I've got a little family of them in our pond too. Loving the quilt experiment too! Beaut colours.

Anonymous said...

These little "log cabin-ish" blocks are adorable. Will be watching to see more as you continue. Thanks for the lovely ice photos, they are mesmerizing.

Mary said...

Your blocks are looking great so far and some of those fabrics do make me think of leaves and ice. Can't wait to see what you do with the bead challenge.

Eva said...

I love these blocks! The choice of colors and patterns is excellent. It gives a fresh new look to this traditional pattern.

Morna Crites-Moore ~Wicked Waif ~ said...

Nice squares ... :-)