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


  1. I love your fabric choices and those dainty stems look hard to do but are just stunning to see. And the buds and shapes...well,I agree that her quirky shapes are what the draw was for me to join in this quilt a long :)

    1. I love the original too! The design certainly got me hooked. So happy you are participating.

  2. This is so pretty and delicate; just lovely :)

    1. They are delicate, but work up pretty fast. I did have to resist the urge to add a humming bird!

  3. Your small block version is absolutely stunning!
    And your block inking is beautiful too.
    LOVE this block!

  4. Another beauty! I love your foliage choice!

    1. Always fun to play with fabric. I'm looking forward to seeing your block.

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