Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Klosjes - my attempt

I have lost sleep over these cute little blocks.  Stay up late working on it, get up early, and I think I finally got it.  I have redesigned my blocks too many times to count in EQ6 and tried various size blocks.  I like the circle setting (see http://appliqueandpatches.blogspot.com/2010/05/klosjes-saturday.html for where this idea came from - she has a great tutorial on how to make your pattern), and that has added an additional challenge, but here are the two I finished.  The one on the right with the blue background is my first one. It was totally off center, and fortunately I had cut the background big enough that I kind of centered the back around the block.  The circle is a 6" circle ( somewhat) and the klosje is 5 inches.  On the block on the left side, I set the circle to be 5" and the klosje is 3".  I also enlarged the center square to make it look a little more like a spool. Both blocks measure 6 1/2" unfinished.  So which do you like the best?

Here are some of my mom's blue bird dishes.  They now reside on my dining room wall and make me happy everytime I see them...they are blue birds, afterall, and my mom loved them, and I loved my mom.  I miss her so much.

Thanks for stopping by,


kjquilts said...

Teresa, I love the dishes! I think my favorite klosjes is on the left. I like the look of a spool and more background around the outside of the block. I really like your rendition of this block.

Shakerwood said...

I like the one on the left! And since I will be making it.....my vote should count double!!

Rose Marie said...

Well, since I started doing this version, you know where I stand! :o)

Glad that you have caught the fever and whichever version you decide on, I will love it!

Thanks for all the links to my blog .... maybe we can entice others to join the fun.

Raewyn said...

Hi Teresa, I've caught this bug too!! Aren't they cute? I like the one on the left but they are both really cool so it will be up to you really!! Happy klosjes-ing!!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I love bluebird dishes. Don't think I've ever seen so many in one place before.