Sunday, June 29, 2008

Serengeti Sunrise



I actually made 9 of the same block for this, I have always wanted to do one of these blocks and never did so figured now was the time. And here's a secret..shhhh..lol the corner circles? I sewed them together first and then FUSED them onto the background once it was pieced. So technically I still haven't attempted to make this block but I am very happy with the results anyways!
I am considering whether or not to add borders to this, and I have some small embellishments I want to add after I decide. Will post a completely finished photo then. At this time it is a 24" square
As usual comments welcome :-)

6 comments:

Betty Donahue said...

Very nice. I like it a lot.

Joni said...

Cathy,
Your block has a very lively fun look to it, and I love the African flair to it. Borders would help unify it, and draw more focus to it. I'm looking forward to seeing your finished work the embellishments added. Joni

Carole said...

Cathy, this is a drunkards path... variation, right?
Doing those circles the way you did is a smart way to make this block, plus it gives you the freedom to put them where you want. This has a nice feel to it, some embellishments to enhance will be a lovely finishing touch.
Do NOT border it... to finish it how about some say rust piping and just the 'envelope' turn, then some strategically placed quilting, maybe in the ditch.
Just a thought... mine [smiling].
Well done, and I am looking forward to seeing this one done as well.
Carole

PennySueIrwin said...

I like the bright, lively colors in this. The random size and placement of your overlapped circles is a pleasing variation.
Penny Irwin

Cynthia Ann Morgan said...

Hi Cathy,
Love the color and fabric choices. It'll be fun to see it again after you border it/or not and embellish it. Some ethnic type beads would look great. This kind of piece can handle quite a bit of embellishment I think. You broke up the symmetry a bit with your extra circles and motifs...but it still reads fairly symmetricl because of the grid and the 4 center circles. I'd break that up even more by the placement of the embellishments and having an assymetrical border. Something like a very small or no border on the top and left and larger differing size border on the right and bottom. The border would be a good place for embellishment too.

Another thought...with all the circular curves going on, it might be a nice contrast to quilt this with some straight lines in it.

Good job...I like it alot
Cynthia

Katieinnebraska said...

I can see the lady and the tiger floating in glass balls above the surface. Great assortment of fabrics. It must have been fun to make. And don't we just love fusibles!