Sunday, July 19, 2015
Slow Sunday Stitching - A Bountiful Life and More!
I have been working on my A Bountiful Life quilt blocks. The current block is called Assorted Bouquet.
This is how the block looked earlier this week. Lots of leaves in this one!
My husband jokes that I am always making leaves. This is the life of an appliquer!
Here is my paper pattern to give you an idea of what the finished block will look like. 36 leaves in the pattern.
The block pictured in the book has the leaves all appliqued in the same green. I chose to add more variety with some darker greens and a lot of different fabrics.
The pattern also has a lot of leaves with stems under the flower stems.
I included some of these and the others I simplified with just leaves, no stems.
Again, more leaves, some of mine without stems. Anytime I can simplify a pattern, I do it!
We will be thinking about days like this today in the Northeast. Forecast is for extreme heat and humidity.
Maybe you will be lucky enough to be here...
I will be staying inside with the air conditioning and enjoying some slow stitching on my Assorted Bouquet block.
And also doing some of this as I finish up the binding on the baby quilt.
Stay cool and Happy Stitching!
Linking up at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.