Thursday, February 20, 2014

Marie's Optical Illusion Quilt

I am only 2 years behind schedule, but I've had to put sewing on hold for two years since other events had a higher priority, but now I'm back having fun in my sewing room and my main goal right now is to finish my Dorinda Mystery Quilt.  Today I am posting a picture of my Rule #12 Block.

The Rule was to put words in it somewhere.  I accomplished that with a little machine embroidery quilt label.  The Technique called for a Buggy Barn block.  You can see my attempt at the Buggy Barn technique in the 2 wonky red and black heart blocks at the bottom of the block.  That was a fun technique and I kept it really simple.

I've never done a Buggy Barn quilt before, but it was fun and I'd like to try it some time.  I had a hard time coming up with some way to incorporate a Buggy Barn block in an Optical Illusion theme, so I just added them to the quilt label at the bottom and made a larger optical illusion.  I like the way the optical illusion turned out.  Hopefully I'll be back in the next few days with Block #13.


dq said...

Marie, it is both beautiful and clever. I expect both from you. Congratulations on catching up on your quilt!! I still have not decided if I want to just end mine like it is or add the other blocks. For now I must get quilts done for my girls weddings. Who knows when I might need them.

Moira said...

Love how this block turned out Marie!

Ann T. said...

I am so glad to see you getting it finished. I just love each of your blocks!!