Wednesday, September 9, 2009

basket of flowers

I'm happy to have this basket of flowers block finished. (it still gets a little bit of embroidery yet) It was a fun challenge but I stressed a bit too much over fabric selection.

I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it from here. I had thought maybe a border of small pieced churn dash blocks. Someone from my guild suggested just framing it as is and not quilting it. I think I'll have to ponder it for awhile.

Now I have no applique or handquilting projects on the go - I need to have some portable handwork project on the go at all times! I'll have to get something together later today :0) There are a few people working on The Civil War Bride quilt - they have a blog together here http://thecivilwarbridequilt.blogspot.com/ I love the variety in the blocks and its tempting to join them but it is a LARGE project!
Happy Quilting!!

8 comments:

Karen said...

I like the way the applique spills over into the border fabric.

Fiesta said...

Janet it is beautiful.

Sherri said...

What a gorgeous block! I absolutely love it!

West Michigan Quilter said...

I love your block and the way it spills over onto the border. Nice choice of fabrics. I understand what you mean about having to have handwork to do. I'm the same way. Have you tried the Aunt Millie's pattern?

cdnj said...

If you'd like, I have some projects you could do. :)

Crispy said...

Your basket is just lovely and the stressing over fabric really paid off...I love it!!

Crispy

Janet said...

Oh it's lovely. The CWB is only one block at a time and you wouldn't have to come up with new projects for your hand stitching as often. Have I influenced you?

Karen said...

Such a lovely block! Excellent fabric.