Sunday, August 4, 2013
Sideboard Bounty Block
This week I started my next block from A Bountiful Life. This block is called Sideboard Bounty and I believe it does not appear in the Civil War Bride Quilt although it is in the original quilt, Bird of Paradise. I wanted to take a short break from the stems and leaves and enjoy stitching this summer fruit. This is not the next block in the order.... but who says they have to go in order!?
Here is the pattern and the start of my block. I have changed some of the fruit from the pattern to give it more variety.
Here is the original pattern. I have changed some of the oranges to peaches, plums, and a pear. Not to mention those tiny bird feet.
It was after a trip to the grocery store yesterday that I decided to add the red plum and change the stems for the cherries. At least I think they are cherries! Large cherries or small apples!??
Next will be the birds and the butterflies. I need to simplify those bird feet! These birds are much smaller than those golden eagles.... of course.
Here is the photo from the A Bountiful Life book by Karen Mowery. I thought it needed more variety in the fruit. Hope I made the right choices!