Monday, October 15, 2007

Season to season winter block

This is my half-done winter block. It doesn't need to go to Gerry until November 1st, but I have that craft show coming up and wanted to get it done in plenty of time. It is a mixture of cottons and fancies, including white velvet. I built the whole thing around that piece of slate blue moire taffeta in the center. When I saw it on the bolt it reminded me of an iced over pond. So here is a winter scene with snowy hills and some bare patches leading into a frosty woods. The time is sunrise or sunset (I honestly can't tell which), and a blue jay has found a perch in a winter stripped tree. The jay is a button I bought during the great button buy, and two of them on a card only cost 50 cents!
I used some of the Sassa Lynn threads to good advantage here and there on the crests of the snowy hills. One that I have is very pale pinks blending to blues and greys. It picks up just enough of the colors of the sunset (or sunrise) to look like reflections on snow. I also used quite a few white iridescent beads and silver lined clear beads.


piney cq said...

Ohhh, how come you're stuck! I wish I could get my fingers on it! LOL!! VERY pretty block! Can't wait to see how it comes out!

Charlene said...

What a lovely block, Janet. You must be stuck in the fall frame of mind. Not cold enough yet to get in the winter mood... Very pretty!

Lauri said...

I love this one! Mine will be in the same colors. So STAY OUT of my mind. Geez some people.

Judy S. said...

Love the blue jay and the ripples on the pond...definitely looks like a Colorado winter! Nicely done.
Judy S.

avidcrazyquilter said...

Love the block. I love winter scenes with those colors and a pop of color with a blue jay or red bird. The white looks just like snow on the ground. Ah, to have enough time to do all the blocks would love to do.