|I back baste all of my pieces unless otherwise noted|
We are already to the fourth set of the Noah and Matilda Album block set. Another set filled with variety.
This set contains the first of the grape blocks, but the only GREEN grapes. The maker of this block used solid green fabric. I chose green prints and solids. There are the only grapes I've ever stitched with a solid. I put the two together so you can see the contrast.
The maker of this block embellished around every applique piece with a satin stitch.
Using the yellow and orange threads against the solid red gives an almost flame stitch appearance.
Note the change to green along the base of the flower. This creates the look of a calyx without applique of a tiny green piece. I'm betting some of you do the red flower in two pieces/prints and skip the embroidery. It is always fun to see your interpretations.
Of course the set needs a pot of flowers.
This less than carefully arranged pot of flowers has some interesting shapes. The scale of the pot is small compared to the flowers.
The green print used in this block was a green/black print.
|Photo makes the yellow look like a print, but I think it is solid|
Also included in this set is a floral spray.
The maker of this block used an over dyed green.
Again, there are interesting flower shapes combining reds and yellows.
See how far the stem extends under the yellow flower?
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I'm still researching the family and dates and will write more about them in a future post.
|Velma (aka The Blurr)with her mouse hanging out by a fabric stack|
She's well stocked with toys. Her favorites are sparkle balls and a funny little pretend mouse.
She carries the mouse around the house and 'gifts' it to me ;-)
That is, when she isn't pretending it is alive and needs some wrestling. Amazing how she can make that little mouse seem alive.
She is hard to photograph because she is always on the move.