My thanks to all who "voted" with positive commentson my PINK flower garden fabric choices
from my last post.
As I look back on it, it is definitely very Spring-y looking, isn't it?!
This pink applique project is really screaming pink!
Since I lean more toward jewel tones and autumn colors
(in quilting and clothing),
the pink-ness was making me doubt
choosing and purchasing these light-colored fabrics.
I've let my fingers do the stitching and
here's my first *finished block:
of "My Sally Post Garden".AND here's the back view:
(Aren't those floral fabrics gorgeous?)*Finished block, as in I've decided
to make this quilt in the Hot Pad or Pot Holder Method!
First, needle-turn applique for the flowers.
Then machine-pieced and sashed around the applique center.
Layered, hand-quilted, and then bound...
FINISHED!! One block down, and only 35 more to go!
And, I still love the large, floral fabrics and the pink!-ness!
(French General - Rouenneries fabrics)
Oh, and there's still snow around here:
Paper snow flakes inside
and heavy snow flurries outside!It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood!
ps - for more information on Hot Pad or Pot Holder Quilts
I have info at this post or this post on Sanitary Commission/Civil War quilts.
Barbara Brackman also has a recent blog write-up here about Don Beld's
Civil War Quilts from his book of the same name.