Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Fruit Anyone?

I finished the Sideboard Bounty block from the Bountiful Life quilt.  It was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed putting my own touches on that wonderful display of fruit.  There were some new fabric choices from the original, some design changes, but I am really please with the way it looks.  I think it will look fantastic in the finished quilt.  
Even though there were no vines or leaves in this one, there was still a fair amount of blue marking lines and basting glue used, especially on those grapes.
So.. I decided to take the plunge!
My recipe? A little warm water, some mild detergent, a drop of courage, and a deep breath.  Into the water for a soak.
I gently placed the wet block on a nice thick towel to dry, smoothing out most of the wrinkles.  Then I noticed it......
AAggghhh!! A small area of a raw edge showing.  Don't you just hate when that happens?  So as quilters we all know this is just another opportunity to find a creative solution.
And so.... nothing a small grape couldn't cover up.  Quite simple.  (sigh)
Now it's time to move onto.... what do you think these will be?

Happy Stitching!



  1. Çok güzel,sizi izliyorum.Sevgiler. Buradayım.

  2. Thank you for using tags so I could easily find all the blocks in the series! I love your stray grape! I did quite a few Baltimore blocks, and I know what work goes into one of these blocks. This is beautiful!


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