Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Block #1, Vase of Blue Flowers, Civil War Bride Quilt

Over the long weekend I finished a couple of quilt projects. One of them is block #1 from the Civil War Bride Quilt I've been working on.  This is actually the 10th block I've made on this quilt.  That means I'm half way there.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Block #10, Strawberries (Civil War Bride Quilt)

Here is my latest block for the Civil War Bride Quilt.  This is block number 10, the strawberry block.  I decided to embroider the strawberry tops, I got the idea from Janice Vaine's latest book, "The Art of Elegant Hand Embroidery, Embellishment, and Applique", page 62.  There were some strawberries in her book with these cute embroidered tops.  I also decided to make some strawberry flowers.  I searched for a pattern to make three-dimensional flowers and also found them in Janice's book on page 128.  I've finished 9 blocks so far; here's a picture of them all together.