Cutting Corners


My design wall is getting crowded...

 with Round Squares!!


 These blocks have played on my mind ever since I saw this quilt over at Flickr. Normally I would credit the  designer but I haven't been able to find out their name. If anyone knows please let me know :)
 I started with my fat quarter set of Summerville fabrics and have pulled matching favourites from my cupboard. I've even cut into some of my very special Tula Pink fabrics...
I'm still narrowing down the ideas for the final layout. For the moment I'm just enjoying choosing fabrics and hearing my sewing machine hum!


I had some fun mail last week...
This sweet Owl arrived from Melody from The House On The Side Of The Hill blog as her May gift in her Year of Gifts. The owl is an original pen and ink sketch on fabric drawn by Michele Palmer. Melody beautifully mounted it in a fabric frame and sent a special hanger so it was ready to go straight on my wall. I've become very fond of Mr Owl!! Such a lovely gift- Thank You Melody!!!

This book has been the talk of the town recently in blogland. It seems as though everyone is getting stylish in a zakka way. Thanks to a giveaway over at Leanne's blog of Daisy & Jack I now have my very own copy. I've bookmarked quilte a few things I'd like to make... Thanks Leanne!!!

Just one more bit of show and tell... Shay at Quilting In My Pyjamas recently wrote a post about her handbag collection. I thought I'd share a photo of my current handbag...  


Cutting Corners

31 comments

  1. Love the square circles! (I'm being a smarty pants!) That handbag should keep Mr. away!! Enjoy the sewing and the Zakka!

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  2. Love, love, love those round squares. That is an awesome block. What a fabulous handbag! Love it. Are you going to do some zakka styling?

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  3. Your handbag is hilarious and the blocks are wonderful. I love how you mixed the fabrics

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  5. I love those circle blocks. And that handbag is perfect - who knows what lurks inside a purse!

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  6. What a great bag! Perfect! Great blocks....I can't wait to see them all rolling along together!

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  7. The mix of circles and squares is very interesting and will make a cool quilt.
    The owl quilt is so cute. Where do you hang all of your treasures?

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  8. I'm loving your square circles!!! They are so neat! I can't wait to see how you put everything all together. LOL!!! I love your handbag!!!!

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  9. I love your circles...I am starting some circles myself...and the hand bag...oh do I want one like that...an every woman's handbag..a nice post for sure.

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  10. What a BEAUTIFUL quilt! Love it!!

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  11. Wow! It's great to see a new block design. These are fun. Your fabric combinations are lovely. Will you appliqué them onto your background? Love that handbag!!

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  12. Very cool blocks, and love the handbag ;o)

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  13. such a fun post as always!
    I love that handbag what a hoot you are! and speaking of hoots, cute present this month. Owls are everywhere here in the US, they seem to have replaced the other bird on every thing.
    I love your rounded squares - too fun. Any circular quilt motif works for me. Great fabrics too

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  14. Belli quei blocchi circolari....aspetto di vedere come prosegui....
    Ciao

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  15. I'm loving those round squares so much! And your purse is too damned funny! What a hoot! I love that!

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  16. ohhh love those circles very nice!! I saw Shays handbag collection but I think you bag tops it lol

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  17. Ha ha love your handbag, that's brilliant.
    Oh my those blocks are gorgeous, and I checked out the original that gave you the inspiration, it's beautiful, I can understand why you are making those fab blocks.
    The owl is so cute.

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  18. that handbag is just so funny!
    I LOVE your square round blocks, wonderful!!! I love circles in quilts can't wait to see the one done...
    keep going!
    Kathie

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  19. Ha ha to the handbag Rachael...what fun! What is it about owls...they are appealing aren't they... Cool design wall you have there and what fun those round squares are!

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  20. Square pegs in round holes. I am intrigued as to how you are going put these together. Love the owl. More books are always necessary. Nearly spilled my coffee over the hand bag. That is just so awesomely cool. I am green. I covet.

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  21. Love your hand bag!!! Mine should say the same, lest someone wants to be hit with a barrage of used kleenexes, receipts and little girl's sandy socks! Actually maybe mine should have a hazmat sign....
    I love your quilt blocks. YOU my dear have made a square peg fit into a round hole. That argument has now been solved, and so beautifully too! =D

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  22. What a great block!...can't wait to see them all together!

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  23. That is going to be an AWESOME quilt, love your round blocks! Congrats on your lovely wins, that owl from Melody is too darling. And I COVET YOUR PURSE!!!!

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  24. Ms Bluemountain you are just so creative and clever, love the circles, and how nice is the owl,what a gorgeous surprise in the mail. As for the bag I smiled its just so every woman :)

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  25. Round pegs in square holes. Hum?
    The blocks are lots of fun. You always seem to get the right balance of light and dark. Like the fabric with text against the ornate swirls.

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  26. Round pegs in square holes. Hum?
    The blocks are lots of fun. You always seem to get the right balance of light and dark. Like the fabric with text against the ornate swirls.

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  27. Round squares! Who said you can't put a square block in a round hole? ;-) They look so cute, just like your bag!

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  28. love your round squares and the gorgeous owl - have fun with the zakka book - you'll make some wonderful little things :)

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