Tuesday, February 12, 2008

A Touch of Spring!


In all my cleaning and organizing over the past few weeks, I happened to find this block....and it added a little touch of spring to the long, dreary winter days we've been having! The pattern was in the Quilters' Newsletter Monthly, April 2003. It was part of an article written by Mary Sorensen on "Skinny Stems". I made this block about the time the article came out. I can look at it and see how much my applique has improved since 2003. On this block, my skinny stems aren't so skinny! And my circles are not so round. They have these little pointy places that I now know how to prevent. However, this block is going to be completed with all those flaws left just as they are. They are a part of my learning experience! All I need to do to this little guy is decided whether I want to use a button for his eye or whether I want to embroider his eye....then add borders and quilt. This is going to become a small wallhanging for my home. I'll post a picture when I finally finish it. I have it sitting on my cutting table for now, so I can decided about border fabric.....and think of spring.

6 comments:

CONNIE W said...

Belvie, It's beautiful!

Jeanne said...

A bonus to cleaning is finding great treasures like that wonderful bird block. It's beautiful.

Norma said...

Isn't it great to see that you have progressed skill wise? He is a sweet little guy and does make you think of spring.

Those stems look pretty skinny to me!

Kristie said...

I think it looks great!!! I'm not very good at appliquing. It's something that I just don't do alot of. I think I may be getting in over my head starting this Baltimore Blues quilt.
Kristie

Laura said...

You do such beautiful appliqué, even the appliqué you think is not so good - is beautiful!!! What kind of border are you thinking about adding?

Jacquelynne said...

I somehow stumbled upon your blog yesterday- for some reason my comment didn't publish, so I'll try again!...

I think your applique looks great. I have that problem with those little pointy things on my circles, too. Any tips (besides practice, practice, practice, I mean!)?