Sunday, May 15, 2016

Mid Month Progress Report - Month 8

The variety of these quilts has me wanting to make several!

This fantastic variation has a rich silver vase and a variety of greens in the leaves and stems.

Isn't it wonderful?

I love the background print too.

Now for a little detail - I know of you are quilting as you go, and others of you are looking ahead to quilting.

This is a detail of Esther's original vase.

Note how close her vase is to the binding.

Amazing tiny quilting stitches.

Speaking of about the quilt as you go makers?

Isn't this wonderful hand quilting?

All echo quilting like Esther.

Maybe another reason to start a second version?

How about adding some vintage embellishments?
Buttons, tatting - adding some flowers in the quilting?

Not everyone has the same flowers in their gardens!

Checkout the bow and the flowers!

So rich on the dark hand dyed ground fabric.

Esther has about 12 flowers and buds in her bouquet.

Some quilters are choosing to use less flowers in their bouquet , and other's prefer to create a much fuller arrangement.

Notice the quilter of this block added flower buds to replace the upper leaves in her arrangement.

Do you like your Bouquet full and elegant or Simply Stated?

Be sure to visit our Blogging Friends that are also participation in the Sew Along! Click on the pictures of their blocks below to take you to their blog pages. Check back often, we will be adding more links over the next week or so.

Happy Stitching,
Dawn & Doreen


  1. So interesting seeing the fabric choices each person makes.

    1. I too love seeing how quilter's interpret this quilt and pattern!

  2. These are all so beautiful. I'm a drop-out but still love to check in and see what folks are creating!

    1. Thanks for all your support Cynthia, we like cheerleaders too!

  3. I am just amazed at the variety! I love every one. I have learned so much about using a published pattern and really making it my own and yet still honoring the creator.

    1. I agree Wendy, this has been a fun project.