• Cookies, Cake and Breads labels pinched from a Suzuko Koseki print. Tea came in a swap and Coffee was nicked from a Coffee Buzz fabric. I wanted to make one more, but was at a loss for words.
  • very cool vintage print! I could cover this block in notes! - verykerryberry
  • I love this striped print - it reminds me of stuff from Habitat in the 70s and 80s (oh my gosh, am I the oldest person in the bee? ouch) - Lynne @ Lilys Quilts
  • lol! at a loss for words. you totally crack me up! - sewtakeahike

Ringo Pie - Collections for Kerry

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Ringo Pie is a creative quilt bee where you are encouraged to go crazy with patchwork. For October, our first month, Kerry asked for collections.

I collect vintage canisters. Not long ago, for no good reason, I ordered a set of Kona cottons that matched my canisters. It seemed appropriate to use some of them. She asked us to use:

- Something old: the diamond print on the shelf is vintage
- Something new: the konas
- Something given to us: the tea label fabric came in a swap
- Anything else

I wanted to try freestyle piecing without actually cutting proper lines. Let's call it drunk patchwork. This is roughly 13"x10", but you'll need to even it up when you are ready to use it. Feel free to trim away to make it fit in your mosaic, Kerry. I haven't signed it yet because I don't have an indelible marker. I might just stitch my name for you.

Completely free-piecing. No patterns or templates involved. Is it too out there? If you want to something tidier, I understand. Not everyone likes offbeat quirky patchwork.

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  1. Lynne @ Lilys Quilts 64 months ago | reply

    I can't speak for Kerry but I love the slight randomness of the different canisters - and those colours are gorgeous - they make the canisters look so retro - I love that you had bought yourself fabrics in the colours of your canisters already - surely the sign of a true collector!

  2. quilt it 64 months ago | reply

    Great piecing, and a fun block! Love those colors!

  3. verykerryberry 64 months ago | reply

    Wow Amy, I absolutely love it. I just checked your photos out and they are so like your canisters (which are very desirable!). Fabric text, wonk, free form and vintage: all are fantastic. If you saw my house, you could see that tidy is not an adjective I could apply to anything. Love it! x

  4. Snailblazer 64 months ago | reply

    Amy I love it too

  5. smoochee 64 months ago | reply

    nice block. checked out the group too looks like fun

  6. sewtakeahike 64 months ago | reply

    Amy, you always go above and beyond. It's absolutely a.mazing. The colors, the style, the fabrics you chose. It's all just perfect. And that vintage print, oh.my.goodness!

  7. badskirt 64 months ago | reply

    Awww shucks guys... you're too nice. I'll confess this one was really easy for me and fun because I got to make something that I love. I also just went freeform and crazy. It was such a welcome change. Now I'm itching for November.

    I think I'd like to revisit making canisters in a few months.

  8. The Threaded Nest 64 months ago | reply

    this is really lovely! i like how much thought you pit into each of the components for the block. totally reminds me of a vintage pantry :D

  9. Hart Hill 64 months ago | reply

    Totally fantastic!

  10. tashanoel 64 months ago | reply

    very cute! i love the words on the canisters.

  11. ayumills 64 months ago | reply

    Another amazing block for Kerry! Woohoo! Amy, this is the cutest thing! Just looking at it I know Kerry loves it because she is totally into vintage stuff like that! Perfect!

  12. verykerryberry 64 months ago | reply

    Ayumi, you are so right!

  13. makeaface 64 months ago | reply

    Those canisters are to die for!

  14. beeware70 63 months ago | reply

    love this block Amy...colours, fabric, canisters, everything!

  15. Oh Rosie Posie 63 months ago | reply

    Fantastic block, I just love it.

  16. vintagemodernquilts | lisa 63 months ago | reply

    Amy, you are setting the bar HIGH! :)

  17. CB Handmade 63 months ago | reply

    Oh my goodness! This is too cute, great colors, great piecing ;)

  18. Punskinsmoon 62 months ago | reply

    i adore this!

  19. Laura Lea 42 months ago | reply

    canisters, wow!

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