Friday, September 30, 2016

End of Month 12 Show and Tell

More wonderful blocks!

It is inspiring to see the SVBAQ blocks grouped together!

Deanna made a beautiful block holder for her SVBAQ project.
Her blocks are 17"

Deanna used an Elly Sienkiewicz pattern as the
basis for her block holder

We hope you enjoyed the beautiful variety of blocks.  
You can see more blocks on the SVBAQ Facebook page HERE.
Bloggers can join the mid month linkup.
You can also email your photos to us.  Individual blocks, design wall photos and 
group stitching projects.
Thank you for your participation.

Happy Stitching,

Doreen and Dawn

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Mid Month Progress Report - Month 12 Serratifolia

 More beautiful blocks this month!

Pamela made a second version of the block

Deanna shared this photo - she's working her stems in one piece

Closeup view of Esther's 'echo' quilting

Be sure to visit the blogs linked below and see their blocks.
Also checkbook at the end of the month for more shaw and tell.
There are more photos on the SVBAQ sew along Facebook page HERE.

Happy Stitching,
Doreen and Dawn

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

E-2 Serratifolia Month 12

Esther's Original from the SVBAQ
"The modern name for this plant is "fuschia" but the botanical name "Fuschia Serratifolia" was published in London in the book THE FLORIST, Vol I, 1848." ...Neva Hart
There are a lot of small stem pieces in this block.
You could embroider them.
I chose to appliqué mine - one piece at a time, adding the
final stem over the top.

Basted, ready for needle turn

Top stem basted over finished small stems.
I sometimes mix my basting thread colors.

The bud shapes are interesting.
I decided to keep mine like Esther's and
not redraw them.

My finished block

I hope you enjoy this block as much as I did.
Please check out more blocks on our Facebook page HERE.
Also, check back mid month for the link up and at the end of the month for the show and tell.
Happy Stitching,
Doreen & Dawn

Monday, August 29, 2016

End of August Show & Tell - catching up and moving on

As you can see in the picture above, Kay Butler completed 2 blocks this month!
THANK YOU to everyone that shared their beautiful block pictures with us!
We have even more beautiful Lily blocks to share with you all:

Kathie Carey recently joined us and has completed her Yellow Pink Tulip block.

And here are more versions of this month's Yellow Tulip block:

There were a LOT of busy quilters stitching away during the month of August.
It's such a treat for us to be able to share everyone's work here with you!
And in case you are just finding us, please know... it's never too late to join in.

Dawn will be announcing the next block of the sew along in a couple more days.
Please stop back on September 1st to see which block she has chosen.

Doreen & Dawn

Monday, August 15, 2016

Mid Month Show & Tell - Month 11

So many beautiful versions of the Yellow Tulip block have been submitted already for Show & Tell! Look at this beautiful modern block version:

Hand dyed fabrics:

Batik fabrics:

Blocks already quilted:

Wool Applique' on a cotton background:

And here are some blocks stitched up in reproduction, traditional and classic prints:

Be sure and visit the blogger's linked below to see more beautiful blocks.
Also visit the Facebook project page HERE, we highly recommend a visit to the photo albums.

There's still time to join the sew-along - stay tuned for some exciting upcoming announcements!

Happy Stitching, Doreen & Dawn