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!
I think you made fantastic choices...great variety in your fruit bowl...more reflective of the fruit we enjoy at this time of year! Thanks so much for linking up and enjoy your slow stitching!ReplyDelete
Kathy - Thanks so much for your feedback. I wanted it to look more like the seasonal fruit of summer. Thanks for visiting.Delete
yes, excellent choices/changes. your block is going to be wonderful~!ReplyDelete
enjoy your stitch time.
p.s. definately large cherries. ;-D
Libby, thanks for visiting and for the feedback. I really appreciate it!Delete
Wow! beautiful work! Love the changes you made, just perfect!ReplyDelete
Carla, Thanks for the feedback. I am pleased with the changes so far!Delete
great change for your block. Very pretty.ReplyDelete
Good choices. I like the colours in yours much better. So much more interesting.ReplyDelete
Cathy, Thank you! I think it looks much more interesting and like real fruit. Thanks for visiting.ReplyDelete
Wow - this is going to be so beautiful! Yep...I still own the book! Lol!ReplyDelete