22 June 2011

ambitions ...

As I blogged earlier, june is my month of the Ringo Pie Bee. My theme is in the summertime ... and I have been working on a few ideas for designing my block.


One of my favorite things to do is spending a few hours reading ...

in the hammock in our tiny front garden...


smelling the flowers (lavender bush) and watching the occasional butterfly...


fluttering by ...

I might be in trouble now. Aiming high (refering to skills in paperpiecing design & execution). But there's wonderful blocks being created in the bee, and I would like to show that I'm into the task myself...

This sketch is what I'm working from: reading - barefoot - butterflies

Drawing the hammock proved difficult. The feet, too. I am quite worried about actually piecing them. Might end up with no feet and a few butterflies?

Summer is more of a concept than reality, right now. Cold with a sprinkling of rain. Good weather for sewing ...

; )

Do you ever show your plans for sewing, or do you think that is asking for trouble? My excuse is temporary insanity due to the creative wibe in the bee!

( it will take me some time to accomplish this block, since I think I'll have to make two - one for my friend who also suggested reading in a hammock ... ambitions, ambitions...)

11 comments:

Miss Holly said...

o.k. so this is really cool.....what a wonderful design!! there are so many amazing things being done in the design world now!! It has me thinking in a totally new way about quilts....I have been locked into a more traditional way of thinking.. just because that is what I know but I love to see things like this!! I can't wait to see how this looks!!!! beautiful!!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I love your book block....I need to do some piecing like that, vey cool!

Sujata said...

I love your sketches. I usually just start putting cloth on the design wall. I used to plan when I made patterns. lately, Not so much!
Love the butterflies.

Mary said...

That should be one fun quilt when you are finished. Yours photos are lovely!

Jan said...

What a great idea!! Can't wait to see this completed - your block looks great with that "print" fabric. Books are even better than quilts - oh, is that wrong to say?!

Quiltefia said...

Hei!! Morsom blokk!! Ingenting er som en hengekøye, hvis man har et sted å henge den....... AnneK:-)

Wendy said...

That's a really fun looking block. Sometimes I worry about showing something too soon and I loose my ambition before it's finished.

Mona said...

Spennende blokk. Her fikk jeg lyst til å legge meg ned med en bok, eller bare lukke øynene og kansje sove. ha en fin feiring.

Tonya Ricucci said...

wonderful! the Ringo Pie blocks are so much fun. love the book in hands block - fabulous. I bet those feet turn out great when you piece them!

sewkatiedid said...

gorgeous! wish we had beautiful butterflies like that!

Teje said...

Hello Marit! Thank you for a lovely moment with your beautiful photos! I love that block with hands and a book - vow what a great idea you had!
Have a wonderful summer! Teje