Thursday, October 1, 2015

A finished pilchard wheel and the next block

So here it is....my interpretation of a pilchard wheel. It will look much better on a light background as is my plan.


Not quite the same as the real thing but it is close enough!


So now I'm thinking about my next block for my Cornish quilt The Meadery. Another important aspect of the Cornish economy was tin. The landscape is dotted with engine houses where the mines are located. Cornish tin mines are thought to be the oldest mines in western England and they date back to prehistoric times. My plan is to create the Greenburrow Shaft engine house at Ding Dong Mine. It was built in 1865 at at its peak employed 230 men and boys. By 1879 the mine was shut. You can see the engine house in the distance underneath Lanyon Quoit.



Until I post again happy sewing!
Karen H

16 comments:

  1. I love the pilchard wheel block, looks 3-D to me!

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  2. Wow LOVE the pilchard block. The colour of the hexagons next to the pilchards remind me of potatoes so when I saw the finished block I thought Fish and Chips also close to my old British heart.

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  3. Oh this futrned out so well--JUST like the original pilchard wheel I think!! You must be thrilled...I love your creative idea behind all of these blocks--hugs, Julierose

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  4. Fantastic! I hope you don't mind that I pinned this on my pinterest. It's amazing!

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  5. Dear Karen,
    just wonderful, what a great piece of art.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  6. I'm blown away. It's sensational.

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  7. Wow. Impressive!!! And all of the above.The things i could learn if i could spend a day or a week with you.

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  8. This will be a museum ribbon quilt for sure its spectacular.
    Bunny

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  9. Love the way your brain works in Hexieland! Stunning!

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  10. I love your interpretation done in fabric.

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  11. This is going to be a very special quilt, love the addition of drawn art in your quilt - stunning.

    ukcitycrafter@live.co.uk

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  12. This project is turning out great Karen! Love those fish!

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  13. This is a wonderful piece of work. It has turned out so well and very original

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  14. What a great way to build a quilt! So creative and so meaningful!

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