We had two blocks to finish this month. I am assuming it is because we are (at least those of us in the northeast) usually snow bound and have plenty of time to quilt! Being a Maine native, I am rarely “snowbound” as I will drive in anything but freezing rain. That being said, there is nothing more pleasant to me than sitting with my hand work and watching the snow gently fall onto the trees outside my window.
But, I digress. I had fun making these little blocks. I adore appliqueing circles, so doing the wreaths themselves was very enjoyable. As with most of the other SVBAQ blocks I backbasted these two. I fussy cut the leaves for the pink wreath and I was amazed at how some of them fit almost exactly where the outline was (others not so much, but no one will notice from the front).
I was also amazed at how those tiny little yellow centers really make these red roses “pop”. They do seem naked without that center.
this was the fabric I fussy cut to get those tiny centers.
It feels good to have two done in one month. I am now looking down the homestretch. Although some of these have been challenging, I think I will be sad when they are all finished. But… probably not sad enough to make another any time soon. Wink!
If you love applique I highly recommend purchasing this pattern. It was well done and you will be helping to support the museum.
Once again, I do hope you will click on the link to the ShenandoahValley Botanical Album Quilt site to see all the wonderful variations.
And a quick note to thank everyone for commenting on my last post. I hope that you all understood that it was not my intention to blame AQS or any of the major shows for the current trends. I simply wanted to encourage you ALL to show your quilts. I can't complain that their aren't enough of my type of quilts if I don't enter. I truly appreciate all the feedback!
One of our groups in northern Maine is organizing a bus trip to the AQS show in Lancaster. I am in high hopes that we get enough participants to make if fly. If so, I certainly hope to meet up with a few of you there. Keeping my fingers crossed!