Thursday, June 15, 2017

Mid-month Show & Tell Month 22

As you can see, quilters are off to a wonderful start with their block completions and shares! So many wonderful variations of the Red Touch Me Not block.

Blocks stitched Modern:

Hand Dyed & Batiks:

Wool Applique':

1930's Reproduction:

Gail decided to create a block that represents a native plant to Virginia called Trumpet Creeper. She use several techniques including fussy cut, broderie perse and embroidery.

And Harolyn had decided to embroider tiny 4.5" versions of the blocks.

Please visit the links to our blog friends below.
You can also see more photos on the Facebook page HERE.
And we will have more Show & Tell to share at the end of this month.
Happy Stitching
Doreen & Dawn

Thursday, June 1, 2017

D-4 Touch-Me-Not (Red)

"Also known as jewelweed or balsam, touch-me-not is the old name for a flower that Esther could have seen along the road as she traveled up and down the Valley each spring and fall to visit her daughters and family members"....Neva

I think Esther must have been fond of this plant as it is a near duplicate of the Pink Touch Me Not block that Dawn covered earlier in the sew along HERE.
This block has far less petals than the Pink version.
I confess that I like the simplicity of fewer petals.

As I began laying out my assembly strategy, I decided to make the petals stand out from the leaves and stems. Opposite of Esther, I made the stems & leaves solid and the blooms in a print fabric. I fussy cut the petals "by eye" to make them a little less than identical. I like the more casual, slightly random look of the flowers.

Below is another picture showing how I continued on with my block progression.

And finally a finish! Dawn & I look forward to seeing how you interpret this block as well.

Please stop back for the mid month Show & Tell and link up.
You can also see more photos on the stitch along Facebook page HERE.

Happy Stitching!
Doreen and Dawn

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

End of May Show and Tell Month 21

We hope May was a wonderful month for you, maybe some gardening? 
Travel?  Stitching Time?
We enjoyed the blocks that our fellow stitchers shared.

LeMoyne tells us she threaded her size 11 appliqué needles
in the car during a road trip!  WOW!

Pretty Tiger Lilies

A shy stitcher in California - Beautiful Rose of Sharon
High contrast with the dark green leaves
Nanette's lovely wool appliqué

Shona chose a variety of greens for her stems and vines

Nancy Austin is deciding how to arrange her blocks,
She has two to go - - won;t be long now!
We still have appliqué artists getting started - it is never too late to join us. 
You can share here and on our stitch along Facebook page HERE.

 Stop back for the June 1st block notice.
Happy Stitching,
 Doreen and Dawn

Monday, May 15, 2017

Mid Month B-1 Trumpet Honey Suckle Month 21

Welcome to the mid month progress report.
Please visit the blogs linked at the bottom of the of this post.
What beautiful blocks!
Selective Cut Appliqué
Quilt As You Go

Wonderful Color - Great Fabrics

Beautiful Shading
Great Soft Gray Background

Terrific Texture With Wool

Sweet Colors
Hand Quilt As You Go

Dramatic With Beautiful Top Stitching

Thank you for visiting!
Be sure and check out the blogs linked below.
You can also see more photos on the stitch along
Facebook page HERE.
Happy Stitching
Dawn & Doreen 

Sunday, April 30, 2017

B-1 Trumpet Honey Suckle Month 21

"Notice how the fabrics are used by Esther Matthews for leaves and stems. The small dots in the leaves on this block mimic the bubbles of the trunk fabric."....Neva

I applique the flower heads first.
When I prep for back basting I prefer to use high contrast thread.
I added the green stems over the flower heads and leaves.
After the appliqué on the flowers and leaves was complete
I added the stems

I auditioned a few fabrics for the trellis post.
I'm looking forward to seeing the fabric you selected!

In the end, I chose a brown reproduction fabric.

Please stop back for the mid month link up and end of month 
You can also see more photos on the stitch along 
Facebook page HERE.

Happy Stitching!
Dawn and Doreen 

Friday, April 28, 2017

End of April Show & Tell Month 20

Here are more beautiful blocks that have been submitted for us to share.

It's never too late to begin this quilt project.
Work at your own pace and share with us when you complete your blocks!
Nanette was very busy working on blocks from previous months.

And Pat finished this block as soon as her patterns arrived last year.

And here are 2 blocks that Deanna has been working on:

All of these blocks are beautiful and inspiring.
Thank you to all the quilters that generously share their work with us!

You can see more on our SVBAQ Facebook Page HERE.
Please keep sending us your photos!
Happy Stitching,
Doreen and Dawn

Friday, April 14, 2017

Mid Month Show & Tell - Rose of Sharon

Above is Marcia's stunning Modern version of this block.
Next we have some beautiful blocks made with batik/hand dyed fabrics.

Nanette's block is wool applique' against a cotton background fabric.

Dianne's block is beautiful in traditional fabrics in pastel hues:

Gail chose to reinterpret the block to reflect her own garden.

And here we have a sweet block made using 1930's reproduction prints:

To see more wonderful blocks made by our blog friends, please click on their picture links below.
You can also visit our facebook page HERE for pictures of blocks from previous months.
We will have more blocks to share at the end of the month, if you are just starting out or woring at your own pace - we'd love to see and share your work.

Happy Stitching!
Doreen & Dawn