Work on the My Enchanted Garden quilt continued this long weekend. I was finally able to get the stitching and beading done on block number 2 - Happy Bouquet.
Here is the finished block, pressed and trimmed down to the final size - 12 1/2" x 16 1/2"
Some detail on the lovely flowers in this bouquet
And of course, the beading. Which I finished on Sunday. :-)
Love all the detail in this quilt. See the petals on the sunflower top layer are not sewn down. Nice dimension.
I have even moved onto block number 3 - Delicious Berries. Here is the photo from the book and part of my color palette in cotton and wool.
I start with the embroidered stems, using a size 8 Valdani Perle cotton. Next are the leaves in cotton and wool, and that wonderful bird.
My sewing room is feeling a little out of control these days. Can you imagine that I might feel a little overwhelmed? I need to learn to focus.. More on that later. :-)
I love your blocks they are very well doneReplyDelete
Oh I love your Enchanted Garden block! I like to put cotton and wool together, too. It adds such dimension to the piece. And your bird in your new block.... gorgeous!! My sewing room looks a bit like yours. :) It does vex my spirit when it is out of control.ReplyDelete
Beautiful! Focus....my NY's resolution.....again. Let me know how it goes for you!ReplyDelete
Enchanted Garden is....enchanting. I love wool applique, and yours is spectacular with the lovely stitching and embellishments. It's going to be stunning when it's done!ReplyDelete
Deb, your workmanship is incredible! These pieces are inspiring and so beautiful!ReplyDelete
Beautiful work! Love the detail.:)ReplyDelete
What a enchanting piece! I love your colors and the texture variations created by felt next to cotton. And of course, the lovely beading work adds so much.ReplyDelete
Love the combination of wool and cotton -- when you figure out the focus thing, share it! There are lots of us who need that insight!ReplyDelete
Hi!!! Your blocks are beautiful!!!!! Very enchanting!!!! Thank YouReplyDelete
I love, love your block. I love that you combined cotton and wool. I've never added wool to my quilts. Though I have bought some and it's still in my stash. How do you care for your quilts that have wool appliqué. Can you still wash them?ReplyDelete
Its coming along beautifully. Such wonderful colors and embellishments. Focus is overrated, just go with the flow and let your inspiration run free LOLReplyDelete
Block two is beautiful. I continue to love your blue pot and I too like the size 8 thread. I'm going to Joanne's today and plan to look for this book...I have a coupon!!ReplyDelete
Please can you tell me the name of the book you are using for the enchanted garden block ? Cheers as I have only return to embroidery and only just found vladanie threads !!! I love felt and wool for emdrioderyReplyDelete