Thursday, December 1, 2016

B-4 Peony - Month 15

"A robust bouquet in a classic vase form which may have been inspired by the well-known potters in the surrounding counties where Esther lived. Stoneware containers, however, are not footed."..Neva Hart

This block required a little bit of attention to detail when layering some of the leaves and stem work. Below you can see the order in which I stitched my pieces down:
(click on image below for larger view)

It looked to me like Esther used reverse applique' when sewing 2 of the more round shaped buds. That was also my preferred method of sewing them.

As one to "fuss a bit" with flower arrangements, I decided to rearrange the lower bud near the top of the vase and straighten up the stems going into it.

And here is the finished block:

We look forward to seeing your interpretations of this block as well!

Happy Stitching,
Doreen & Dawn

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  1. Such a beautiful block! Yours is fantastic, your base looks like porcelain!
    Thanks for sharing your process.

  2. This is a beautiful block, love the way you interpreted the buds, stunning!