Thursday, June 29, 2017

End of Month 22 Show & Tell + Special Announcement

This certainly has been an ambitious month for our members....
In addition to those finishing up the Red Touch Me Not blocks, several quilters have completed additional blocks that we announced in previous months.

First up are the beautiful Red Touch Me Not blocks:

Deanna's block:

Nancy's block:

Wendy's block:

Shona's block:

Linda Arndt finished up her beautiful Trumpet Honeysuckle:

Next up - our extremely productive members for the month of June.
Susie Corrao's blocks:

Lemoyne Meichner's blocks:

Kay Butler's blocks:

Deanna's blocks:

We'd like to end this post with some exciting news:

Happy Stitching!
Doreen and Dawn

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Mid-month Show & Tell Month 22

As you can see, quilters are off to a wonderful start with their block completions and shares! So many wonderful variations of the Red Touch Me Not block.

Blocks stitched Modern:

Hand Dyed & Batiks:

Wool Applique':

1930's Reproduction:

Gail decided to create a block that represents a native plant to Virginia called Trumpet Creeper. She use several techniques including fussy cut, broderie perse and embroidery.

And Harolyn had decided to embroider tiny 4.5" versions of the blocks.

Please visit the links to our blog friends below.
You can also see more photos on the Facebook page HERE.
And we will have more Show & Tell to share at the end of this month.
Happy Stitching
Doreen & Dawn

Thursday, June 1, 2017

D-4 Touch-Me-Not (Red)

"Also known as jewelweed or balsam, touch-me-not is the old name for a flower that Esther could have seen along the road as she traveled up and down the Valley each spring and fall to visit her daughters and family members"....Neva

I think Esther must have been fond of this plant as it is a near duplicate of the Pink Touch Me Not block that Dawn covered earlier in the sew along HERE.
This block has far less petals than the Pink version.
I confess that I like the simplicity of fewer petals.

As I began laying out my assembly strategy, I decided to make the petals stand out from the leaves and stems. Opposite of Esther, I made the stems & leaves solid and the blooms in a print fabric. I fussy cut the petals "by eye" to make them a little less than identical. I like the more casual, slightly random look of the flowers.

Below is another picture showing how I continued on with my block progression.

And finally a finish! Dawn & I look forward to seeing how you interpret this block as well.

Please stop back for the mid month Show & Tell and link up.
You can also see more photos on the stitch along Facebook page HERE.

Happy Stitching!
Doreen and Dawn