Thursday, October 6, 2011

Quilt Uber-Fest Block 6 | Watch Over Me by Ryan Walsh

Quilt-Uberfest is COMING!!

Happy Thursday everyone! Today is my stop on the Quilt Uber-Fest train! Are you all having fun following along? Yesterday Amy shared a beautiful block she called Home. If you didn't yet see her block, please check in and let her know what you think.

If you're reading this and saying, "What the heck is Quilt Uber-Fest?!?", you can check out Scott's intro post here. There you will find the whole schedule. Each day, 16 different bloggers will be hosting a different block design that will eventually end up together in one quilt. Neat, right?

The fabrics used in all the blocks are selections from Nel Whatmore's Sleeping Beauty line for Free Spirit Fabrics, Kaffe Fassett's Wovens, and a solid of our choice.

The block I chose to make includes a log cabin center and several half square triangle blocks (or HSTs) arranged around it.

Without getting into too much detail the basic premise for my block is this: In her interview with Scott here, Nel was explaining the fantasy and childhood story of Sleeping Beauty that inspired her line. Picture a princess locked away from the outside world, surrounded by beauty she can’t see, waiting for her prince to rescue her. I interpreted her interview into my block.

From one view you can see an eye peering at you watching. The world seeing sleeping beauty, if you will. From another view you can quite literally see sleeping beauty on her bed (as depicted by the log cabin center of my block), the tower walls surrounding her, and 4 squares on each corner all representing her rescuers.

Quilt Uber-Fest Block 6

I call my block, Watch Over Me. You can download a copy of the PDF instructions here.

Please be sure to post a photo of the block you make in the Quilt Uber-Fest Flickr Pool! Lots of great blocks are already appearing in the group. Great job everyone!

Thanks again, Scott for inviting me along for the ride! Please go visit Scott's blog tomorrow (October 7) where he will be posting block 7!

Happy quilting,

10 comments:

  1. Great block and I love the story that goes with it! Thanks for the pattern.

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  2. thanks ryan - love how the middle blocks looks like a moat around the castle that's holding the princess :)

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  3. Just wanted to pop in and say I've tried your onion soup today and it was delicious! Thanks for the great recipe.

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  4. Wonderful story to explain your creative block, thanks for the pattern

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  5. It's always fascinating to read other people's takes on the Sleeping Beauty story. Thanks for putting the block together!

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