Tuesday, March 22, 2011

the bride

I finished the applique on my Bride block for my Bird of Paradise quilt. This is definitely my favorite block so far - lots of pink :0) I plan to embroider a face onto her. I am currently procrastinating about the embroidery on all of these blocks.
I made a few changes to this block to personalise it - most noticably the hairstyle and color. DD#2 informed me that I do not have orange hair :0) This was the closest I could get to my color of red.
I used a new way to prep the cherries involving dimes, starch and aluminum foil. A friend from my guild had suggested it and I was happy with the results. There is always something new to learn!
Happy Quilting!!

16 comments:

Barb said...

wonderful block - I adore her pink dress :)

Stray Stitches said...

Love this block! Great selection of fabrics.

Lori said...

I love this block too! The pink makes it so pretty and I love the hair color.
Are you going to share your berry secret? Or keep it all to yourself? :)

Sue said...

Lovely block and lovely applique.
She definitely needs a face.

Darlene's Quilts and Stuff said...

The bride looks fabulous and the fruit too.

*karendianne. said...

beautiful. I love your fabric choices. They add to the interest of the block and reflect joy in the selection process. - right down to the orange hair! made me giggle

LindaSchiffer said...

I'm working on this same block right now! I like what you did with yours = so cheerful. :)

I'm making my applique with wool and a cotton background fabric. I enjoy embroidery (and it's a good thing as the edges are taking some time to cover:)

Linda

Crispy said...

Oh Janet, this block is beautiful!! This is what I love about applique, the changes made to make it yours :0)

Crispy

Janet said...

What a beautiful block, I could tell the bride has red hair.Little changes to suit are great on applique and I love your ones.

JohnR said...

a fine self-portrait. How lovely that that you receive helpful feedback from your DD's. =)

Ann Champion said...

I love that you're personalizing the blocks. This one is just beautiful!

LC said...

I've seen lots of redheads that were orange-heads! Love this too and would like to know how aluminum foil fits in???

Carrie P. said...

Very sweet. I have heard of the foil technique. Never tried it though.

MARCIE said...

She looks just like you! Adorable!!

Dixie said...

Beautiful block, Janet! I love how you are personalizing the blocks, and of course, the cherries are adorable. Does using the aluminum foil avoid having to baste around the edge of the cherry and then drawing it up to close? I can visualize kind of pinching it close and then it would get really hot when you iron it. Sound intriguing!

CJ said...

She turned out wonderfully.