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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Moira's Rule3 block


Took me a while to figure out what I wanted to add for this rule. I was already working with fabric that is not what I would normally use because it is pastel colors....so that was a given....but what to add that would use embroidery....hmmm..... Thought i would add a vine with flowers made from hearts that i'd seen because that would be cute for a baby girl and this quilt will most likely end up as a baby gift for someone..... So i made the block, and then went to attach it with what I'd already finished...and decided that it just didn't fit with the rest of the quilt. the green I used for the stem was just too dark. So off came the block and it's headed to the orphan pile. will used it somewhere else.
Round two came about after more debating with myself. Decided on two flowers and a heart. Both made from fabric that I'd long ago ironed fusible web onto, but hadn't used all of them. Much happier with the look of the block now. =) Eventually will be adding button centers to the flowers, but I don't have anything big enough for the size of the flowers. So will be getting 1 inch buttons in probably yellow and sewing them on at some point. I machined embroidered them with a machine buttonhole stitch. =) Added the strip to the block and like how it looks. =) Looking forward to the next rule being posted.

10 comments:

Betty C said...

That looks really pretty.

lynne said...

yes, i agree that the green was just too dark, but the design was spot on. i love what you ended up with though. i think that instead of the button, that an appliqued circle, in the yelow of the heart fabric, would be great, and a bit safer if it were going to a baby....plus, it would mean one less trip to the store for buttons=time and money saved. LOVE the blocks so far.

Ann T. said...

Love the block, and it is beautiful with the rest. I loved your vine with hearts, but I too agree that the vine was too dark for your pastels. Nice job, and it will be darling for a baby quilt.

Marie said...

It's beautiful. I love the pastels. Your new block adds much to the already beautiful blocks that were thre.

dq said...

It is lovely and will be more so with the buttons added later. It will be perfect for a baby girl someday.

desertskyquilts said...

It's a great addition to the other blocks. I did like the design of the first one, though. Now I'll be waiting to see where it shows up.

dorine said...

I like it too! Beautiful for a baby girl!

Felicity said...

Pastels makes me automatically think baby.. I think it will be perfect for a baby.

Pam in Texas said...

I like your light, spring type colors. You are doing a real good job.

annmarie said...

i just love your pastel colors - so soft - looking really good.