Thursday, January 29, 2009

Amber and Nadia's blocks

I've managed to get these blocks out to their owners on time, but forgot to post here. Oops.
This one was for Amber. Looking at those happy cheerful fabrics with so many more winter months ahead seems almost cruel.
This one was my first attempt at needle turn applique. I hid the far less than perfect edges with some blanket stitching. "Bird of Paradise" came to mind when I opened the package of fabrics, which led to this design.

Nadia's block is a take on the "What a Bunch of Squares" quilt from Denyse Schmidt. I liked the vertical feel that black fabric had, so I elongated the center piece to showcase it.

The split stitch embroidery was taken straight from a flower in the taupe print.

Looking forward to seeing your quilts, ladies!
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1 comment:

One Shabby Chick said...

I love my block :-)
It is so sweet. I'm slowly working on it!

Nadia's is great! Perfect way to showcase those fabrics!