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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

April Take It Further Block Completed

After a little more beading and a few little do-dads, I have now completed my April Take It Further Challenge block:

April Take It Further Completed

Just to rehash this project, Sharon's concept for April is, "how do you see change?". Although I used to avoid it at all costs, I like to think now that I welcome it.

I've chosen for each month to work with both Sharon's concept and her color palette. The palette for April had a very Autumn/Winter feel to me. You can see it in the foundation fabrics of my block. Winter is one season I can live without! Since I completely welcome the change of Winter Into Spring, my personal challenge was to turn this block from that Autumn/Winter look, into a Spring/Summer look. My focal point is a butterfly which in my opinion, is the epitome of change. I strayed from the color palette with my threads intentionally.

Although I struggled with this block in the beginning, I do feel that I accomplished my mission and I am quite pleased with it.

In other news, I'm back to my Button Quilt for now:

Button Block 16

I expect to finish this one up later today. First, I have a few chores to take care of.

6 comments:

Judith said...

Hi Pam your TIF block is stunning, I love the colours. Could I ask you two questions? What thread did you use for the spiderweb, it has such a ralistic look to it? And what are you going to do with these blocks?
Thanks
Judith

Kay said...

This is very pretty; and finished so early too!

McIrish Annie said...

Pam I think you totally met the challenge. I am with you I HATE winter. I've been blogging around and I think you will find that many of us are approaching the "change" challenge from a seasonal perspective. You did a beautiful job.

Doreen G said...

Wonderful block Pam --I haven't delved into the concept side of the challenge but I may take a lead from you this month so that I can add more colour to my block.

Judy S. said...

Hi Pam,

I'm wondering the same thing as Judith, what will you do with your TIF blocks?

This one turned out really well...looks summery to me anyhow! I especially like how you colored the lace piece and made an iris...also like the tiny hummingbird, and of course, the butterfly as well as the beautiful seams. Great job!

Oh, and the red block is wonderful, too!

AmyS said...

Your Take it Further piece is absolutely gorgeous. The colors all work together beautifully.

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