Sunday, October 16, 2016

Mid month Show & Tell - Month 13 , Kings Crown

So many beautiful block pictures have been pouring in....
You may click on any of the photo's for a larger view.
Some in Reproduction fabrics:


I love the embroidery work that Susie added to her little 8.5" block!

Krista is making her blocks in Wool on cotton background prints:

Contemporary - batik and hand dyed fabrics:

Pamela made 2 versions of this block.

And here are some Modern versions:

We look forward to seeing and sharing more wonderful block pictures at the end of the month. If you have just started or are finishing blocks from previous months, please feel free to share them here with us!

Happy Stitching!
Doreen & Dawn

If you would like to share a picture of your blocks please add your blog link below:

Saturday, October 1, 2016

C-4 Kings Crown

"Green period print fabric with a ditsy yellow cross was repeatedly used for leaves in most of the quilt’s blocks, indicating that the fabric was specifically purchased new for this purpose." ...Neva Hart

At first glance, this block appeared to be a bit tricky to assemble.
Once I took the time to number the order of pieces however, it really wasn't.
Here is how I approached/assembled this block.....

First,I stitched all the top leaves individually. Second, I treated the lower 4 leaf sections as if they were ONE whole piece. Third, I stitched the top 2 leaves of each mid-section down - also treating them as ONE piece.

Next, I added the flower tubes and then stitched the 2nd pair of mid-section leaves down. (again treating the pair as one piece)

The central stems were added next and then the flowers.

I chose to make the flowers in 2 pieces rather than follow the pattern.
I did this just to dress them up a bit.

The curved base pieces were added to complete the block.

Thank You for your continued support and for sharing this quilt journey with us!

We will publish our mid-month Show and Tell post on Monday the 17th of October. You can share your block pictures by emailing your photo's to us, posting them on our facebook page HERE, or adding your blog links and photo's to the end of the mid-month posts.

Happy Stitching,
Doreen & Dawn

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