|First 20 Noah and Matilda Blocks
The fifth set of Noah and Matilda blocks are posted HERE.
This set includes cherries, cactus, reel and floral blocks. The photo is not the setting for the quilt. There are alternate blank blocks; a great place for quilting motifs. I plan to use the alternate blocks even though I like the look of all the blocks laid out touching. What do you think?
|Blocks in Set Five
Here are my blocks from the fifth set.
I'm mixing solids and prints. I wasn't sure I would like the result, but I do.
I never thought I would applique a cactus!
It was great fun, and a blooming cactus as well.
I always post the pattern before I get the blog post done so for you eager stitchers - enjoy before the first of the month! International NM stitchers might feel like it is late.
|Cherries in Set Five
The cherries/berries were fun. I choose to back baste mine. My personal preference, use whatever technique you enjoy!
The stems are chain stitched using two strands of DMC floss.
I'm enjoying the bits of embroidery in between the applique.
I'm also still working on researching Noah and Matilda. If I have the correct couple, they had 12 or 13 children. Four died as infants. Were they a romantic couple? The girls had names like Angeline, Paris and Amelia. There are also some clues that Matilda may have been married before Noah. I'll post more on the family when I have finished validating my findings.
|Velma with the block she prefers
Velma, without being asked, has a favorite block.
She pulled one block from the set and would like it renamed for her...probably not going to happen! I think she missed the bird block. She's settled in great.
Have a great week! I hope you are enjoying some stitching time.