Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Heather's cactus pots


 I am making these for a swap. I was going to stop when I reached my quota but having reread the "destructions" I plan to sew a couple with more contrast and some with more mixed up fabrics to fulfil the requirements. I have been thinking of these as basket blocks but the Heather http://www.flickr.com/photos/heather-hasthorpe/ whose project inspired our swap calls them cactus pots which sounds more accurate. I notice one in the photo is upside down, a sign of how undifferentiated the patches are. We are using 30's repros with 40's allowed. However when I go on to make more for myself, like Heather I'll use a wider range of fabrics - plains and other oldfashioned prints. My mother has left me me quite a collection. I don't think Heather can have finished her quilt yet - it's not on her photostream.

4 comments:

Julie Fukuda said...

I've never heard them called that before but it is indeed fitting. (and I thought the blocks I'm making were wild)!

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

They're gorgeous, Mary. I've always thought of that pattern as cactus pots.

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

I came back to view these again and all at once it hit me: I could make these with my vast stash of William Morris! What do you think?

desertskyquilts said...

Your blocks are looking wonderful! I think mine are a little more differentiated, except the first one, maybe. I love the pattern and wish more people were swapping.