"The ink has faded the writing on this block. Is it "Meadow Lily"? True folk artists take a common item and interpret it creatively, which Esther Matthews did for this unknown ﬂower." ...Neva Hart
|Inking Detail - Lily Block|
How will you ink yours?
I used the name on the pattern, Moolon Lily.
That was before I saw the original block and Neva's notes.
I look forward to seeing your choice.
I take my blocks along when traveling so I baste ahead as much as possible.
Sometimes that means skipping petals in between and having leaves basted in other areas of the block.
Alternating the petals gives you room as you stitch down the points where they come together at the base.
After stitching the first petals down, I basted the alternate petals in place.
|The alternate petal is basted in place after the side|
petals are stitched
|Ready for the center circle|
Because my blocks are small, I am using embroidery for the color at the top edge of the petals. I used two rows of stem stitch, with 2 ply of cotton floss.
The last step is to cover the meeting points with appliqué circles.
|My Finished Block|
However you decide to appliqué your block - enjoy every stitch!
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Doreen & Dawn