Tuesday, February 28, 2017

E-2 Jacob's Ladder Month 18

Original Block
"Some of these fabrics are seen only in this block. Was that a Confederate Violet in the middle?"...Neva

Read more about Confederate Violets HERE.

This block has some elements that float in the block. Between the two primary stems is a small vase or vessel with a three leaf stemmed flower. It is very common in 19th century floral appliqué to see a very tiny vessel with sprouting what appears to be an oversized flower.

I started my block by basting every other base leaf in place.

Once I completed the needle turn appliqué on the, first leaves I basted the rest in place.

Hold off on the flower stems until the buds and calyx are stitched.

The flowers were done buds first, then the calyx. The last step is the green stems.
The small plaid print I used makes the leaf look like it twists.
What is wrong with this?
Ever put a project down and remember it as DONE?
The very last step was to add the base arches.
Ooops, I did add the base arches to my block before this post!

Happy Stitching,
Enjoy more photos on our Facebook Page HERE.

Dawn & Doreen

Monday, February 27, 2017

End of February Show & Tell

It's been a busy month of stitching for our Sew Along participants.
Here are some more Red Tulip block finishes:

Nancy made TWO blocks, one in traditional cotton and one in Wool Applique'.

And a few of our friends completed blocks from earlier months.

Kay Butler completed her Peony AND Red Wreath blocks:

Here is Nanette Bell's Kings Crown block in wool applique'

And Karen Beigh's Red Wreath block:

To see more wonderful blocks from this and previous months - be sure to visit our facebook page HERE.
Stay tuned the next block will be revealed on March 1st....

Happy Stitching!
Doreen & Dawn

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Mid Month 17 Show & Tell - Red Tulips

The Month of February is certainly flying by quickly...
Here are some beautiful Red tulip blocks:

(notice the dragonfly Gail stitched in the bottom right corner)

And here are a couple of Wool versions:

And yes, we have some Colorful (and also beautiful) variations of this block to share with you as well:

Are you working on your Red Tulip block or perhaps just beginning?
Would you like to share a picture with us?
It's not too late, we will add another post the end of February sharing more blocks.
So please feel free to send us your pictures via email.
If you have a blog, please share your pictures by linking up with us below.
Or share them on our facebook page HERE

Happy Stitching!

Doreen & Dawn

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

E-3 Red Tulip

"This tulip design helps indicate how the quilt would lay on a bed. All tulip blocks face the center.

Tulips in fat bowls have been documented in at least 3 other quilts in Rockingham County, Va. 

This block resembles Valley fractur designs." ....Neva Hart

The Red Tulip block is very similar to the Yellow Tulip block we shared back in August. The one difference is the "bowl" construction of the red and yellow flower heads. (see yellow tulip below)

Here is a close up of Esther's Red tulip block for you to see the fabrics she used.
I also found it interesting to see that she quilted on top of her applique work.

Here is the condensed version of the order in which I assembled this block:

Esther must have been fond of Tulips - she included 3 Tulip blocks in her quilt.
I really enjoyed stitching up this block, I hope that you do too.

To see more beautiful SVBAQ blocks, please visit our Facebook Page HERE.
If you would like to share your block photos with us here on this blog please email them to us, or link your blog up on the 15th of each month.

Happy Stitching,
Doreen & Dawn