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


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you, love the alternating petal colors!

  2. I love your idea of embroidering the top of the flower. Mine are 10" and I may do this as well. It is beautiful! I have never heard of a Moolon Lily, but I am no horticulturist! We do have Mulan Magnolias or tulip trees, but the color doesn't fit. I am not inking mine as it just wouldn't show up on the cheddar background, but I may add labels in the end. Most likely I will just put a long legend on the back when I am done.

    1. I did some searching on flower names too. I am trying to add some embroidery here and there so where I've had to use it blends in. I like the idea of the legend on the back.

  3. Pretty Block! I admire you for making the blocks at 9". Excellent idea for the flowers!

    1. I look forward to seeing your blocks! So glad you joined us.

  4. Beautiful block Dawn!
    I love the embroidery detail you added to those pretty petals.

    1. Thank you Doreen, look forward to seeing your French Generlal block block.