Peacocks and Peahens

Last month for the Foot Square Freestyle group we were making blocks for Lynn, she chose a gorgeous palette of peacock colours for her blocks, with no light neutrals, so all rich blues, greens and purples, with a bit of gold too.

I had a rummage through my stash, I didn’t have as much choice as I thought I might as they are colours I love, but the batik drawer came up trumps with the blues, greens and purples. The blue fabric is gorgeous and very apt I think as it looks like it has a peahen on it, I’m not sure what birds they are meant to be but in my eyes it’s a peahen!

I struggled a bit with the gold shade, until I searched my scrap box and found a single 10″ square of gold batik, so it was eeked out!

This was my first one, the pattern is a variation on a friendship star, which I think is quite apt for a block swop. I managed to get two birds nicely positioned for the centre block, though some of the others are topsy turvy.

I managed to have the birds the right way up on the next block…

My third block had a pinwheel centre in a star. I’m pretty pleased with my points on these blocks – I tend to make the half square triangles a bit bigger than I need and then trim them down – I think I’ve also finally found the perfect quarter inch spot on my new sewing machine!

This month we’re making blocks in red, white and blue, so time to rummage in my stash again!

Usually the blocks are posted out to each person during their month, however with the current situation we’re not posting until it’s safe, so I’ll be looking forward to seeing this quilt made up later in the year, I think it will be gorgeous. If you would like to see the other blocks made so far, please follow the link at the top of the post.

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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9 Responses to Peacocks and Peahens

  1. tialys says:

    I love your blocks Margaret – even though I haven’t seen them ‘in the flesh’ yet. Lots of people chose batiks for my blocks which I love and they do seem to come in these lovely jewel colours. Thank you for making these beauties.

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  2. katechiconi says:

    Batiks are a perfect choice for Lynn’s colour scheme, aren’t they? Love the birds in the blue one!

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  3. claire93 says:

    wow those are lovely fabrics and well thought-out blocks! What a find, eh, the peahen fabric in peacock blue! and well done for making that 10″ square of gold go so far!

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  4. Sharon says:

    Gorgeous, bright and bold color combo’s …pinwheel middles my fav 🙂

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  5. What super rich colors – beautiful. It is so different from I think is your usual palette of relaxing soft pastels and neutrals. 🙂

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  6. mandycurrie says:

    Hello Margaret, I love your fabrics, the blocks look great and I’m sure the quilt will be lovely too. Regards Mandy xx

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  7. kathyreeves says:

    ❤️ these, they definitely met the brief on color!

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  8. Jane M says:

    Purple is my favourite colour but they all look great together

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