Lots of vintage applique blocks!
When we go to Maine for our vacation it's a 2-day trip there and back so lots of time in the car. When it's just me and Chris going we can take one car and he does all of the driving. That leaves me with a lot of time to be a very annoying rider. I've learned that we have a more pleasant ride if I'm occupied doing something other than watching him. I picked the vintage flower blocks for this trip because the buttonhole stitch is big enough to be able to do in a moving car. It turns out you can get a lot of stitching done driving to and from Maine!
I finished 6 blocks each way! I now have 52 blocks done and only 2 left to finish. I'll get those 2 done during the first weekend of football this weekend.
Here's a close up of 4 of the blocks.
I think of this set that these are my 2 favorites. Do you notice how the original maker fussy cut the petals for the one on the right? She even alternated yellow and red knot petals. Whoever made these really enjoyed playing with all of the fabrics.
The next time I show them I'll have all of them up on the design wall and will start thinking about how I'll finish this one.
9/4/2019 12:08:05 pm
These blocks are lovely! Maine sounds wonderful...
9/4/2019 08:55:33 pm
These look great. I noticed that fussy cutting right away. I think at least one of the others was fussy cut also.
9/8/2019 10:31:24 am
Oh they are so pretty! and yep!! better to be doing something you love that annoying the one you love - ha ha!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.