Welcome to my quilting blog! My combined love of sewing and a degree in art brought me to quilting 25+ years ago. I love all the various styles quilting encompasses - art quilts, traditional, woolwork, etc. I have designed my own art quilts and patterns and also love traditional designs (especially needle-turn applique!) So come along on my journey and let's see what quilts we can create.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Slow Sunday Stitching - A Bountiful Life, The Last Block
I completed the Robin with Nest block from the A Bountiful Life quilt a couple of weeks ago.
I was very happy with the changes I made to the robin on my block. And of course those light blue robin's eggs. However, Tammy made a very good point that I had not considered.... the acorns would not be brown at the time of the robin's nesting. Oh well, they are now! LOL
I am hoping my version of the robin is more realistic than the original in the pattern.
So on to the last block I am making for this quilt. It is not in the A Bountiful Life quilt book, but from the original quilt design. You can see it here, taken from a photo of the original quilt top.
I needed to draft my own pattern based on this photo. I started with a rough drawing, actual size, and then laid out my stems.
Next I added some leaves and some flower buds. I saved my freezer paper templates from all the blocks, so I have lots of leaves and buds to chose from!
This is where I am as of today. It is going a little slower than following a ready made pattern, but so far I like the results.
So grab your thread and a cup of coffee and join me in some Slow Sunday Stitching. Check out the other Sunday stitchers over at Kathy's Quilts for her Slow Sunday Stitching party.