Thursday, June 30, 2016

D-2 Lily Month 10

Original Block

"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.

In this photo you can see the three petals meeting at the stem. 

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!

We are looking forward to seeing your blocks.

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Come back to the blog at the middle of the month for the link up and again at the end of the month for show and tell.

Do you have a favorite block?

Happy Stitching,
Doreen & Dawn

More Show & Tell - end of month 9

We had lots of wonderful block submissions this month for Show & Tell.
Here are a few more glorious Sunflowers:

We also have a few participants just beginning and/or working at their own pace
It's never too late to join in!

Marcia and Nancy are up to date and have grouped their blocks together to share with us. You can click on the pictures for a larger view:

Stay tuned... tomorrow we will announce the block for July (month 10)

Happy Stitching!
Doreen & Dawn

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Mid Month Show & Tell for Month 9

Lots of beautiful Sunflower blocks have been submitted already for Show & Tell!
It's interesting to see that quilters are opting to embellish many of these blocks with embroidery, beading, buttons etc.
Can you see the sweet sunny face embroidered in the block below?

Here are a couple of blocks stitched in Wool

The variety is incredible, everything from hand dyed/batik versions:

contemporary/modern prints:

and traditional fabrics:

Whatever your quilting preference, there is plenty of inspiration here.

Please be sure to visit our blogging friends to see their beautiful blocks.
Simply click on the picture links below.

Quilter's of all skill and style ranges are welcome to join in any time!
Patterns can be ordered from the Virginia Quilt Museum. Direct purchase links are found on the right side of this blog page. Share your work with us by email or on our facebook page HERE.

Happy Stitching!
Doreen & Dawn