Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Belated Blocks

I got  behind with Bee Blocks over the summer so I am trying to do a little catch up.  First for Leila, her theme in Cocorico was 'A woman's Work'.  I had a lovely pattern by Kumiko Fujita that came from a Japanese magazine- possibly Patchwork Tsuchin.  The stove and the casserole seemed a good fit for her theme.
Leila asked for either blocks 6 1/2" square or any size- this is a bit of both, 6 1/2 x 7 1/2".  I slightly misjudged the right side of the black strip but by the time I realised it was already cut and sewn. 
In Ringo Pie, many months ago, Tamiko asked for blocks on a Magnum PI theme, an imaginative idea and one that is producing some great work and a strong sense of humour.
This block started off with a free paper piecing Hawaiian Shirt pattern by Linda Worland at Paper Panache.  I did a little tweaking- added the back collar, added a Y seam and used freezer paper template method rather than sewing through paper.  I made the pocket as I would a real one and the same with the collar pieces. The trunks owe a debt to Penny and the pants/undies she made for Monica in the Travelling Quilts bee.   I drew out the shape, the stripes were pieced first, then the shape was cut out and the strips are bias pieces of white fabric.  After extensive research of Tom Selleck in trunks, these seemed to be the most distinctive for Magnum PI.  This block cracks me up.  If I could have pieced a tiny moustache and sunnies, I would have! 
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16 comments:

  1. my god, that is amazing! How did you make that collar? Wow!!!

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  2. so cute and adore the collar! I am still in love with Tom Selleck

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  3. This is awesome! Thanks for the midday chuckle, and as always, I'm in awe.

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  4. I love the blue undies! Super cute

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  5. Such fantastic blocks Kerry, love them both! How lucky am I to have one coming my way :) Thank you xx

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  6. Wow you are just so clever - lucky ladies!

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  7. Tiny mustache? it was the 1980s and the mustache was big and bushy! ;p so sexy at the time...love the blocks. ;p

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  8. the magnum pi block is pure genius!!! love, love, love.

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  9. As always, just the cutest ever!!!

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  10. Both brilliant blocks, Kerry!
    ; )
    And the shirt is just sooo cool, love it!

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  11. Genius, as always! Love the wonderful fussy cut details on the pot and stove, and the Magnum PI, with it's stick-out collar and pocket, is just crazy good! Fun and quirky!

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  12. i bow to your total awesomeness!

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  13. Looovve it.
    Now I need to see if Magnum PO shows up on Hulu TV or my cable line-up.

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  14. Both your blocks are so cute! The Hawaiann shirt block really shows that you've got a mad skill of everything - curvy seams, adding fun details like the collar (so cute!) and of course perfect fabric choices!

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