Friday, September 11, 2009

I Love this block..............

I didn't think that I would get this finished this week, way too many other things happening, but I found myself sitting long after I would normally have gone off to liaise with Mr Sandman, to finish 'just a bit more'!!

Last night I stitched on the final couple of leaves, washed, pressed and admired. She is lovely isn't she?

I'm still thinking that I might give her a groom? Don't know yet. I thought that a mirror image of this block, with a man of course, would seem to finish it? Bits of changes with the apples and cherries, a tweak here and there??

Will think on it a bit more??

In the meantime I'm going to do the Peacocks block, block 7 I think!

I do know that I will definitely keep the reds and pinks up in the rest of the quilt, I really like the look of them so far.

Busy weekend for me so not much blogging/stitching, have a good weekend everyone and I'll be back next week.




  1. Ooooh! I just knew it was going to be beautiful!!!!

  2. She sure is lovely Lizzie!! The red/pink combination is very nice and would be wonderful throughout the quilt. I also think she would be very happy if you gave her a groom. :)

  3. She is beautiful Lizzie, I too love the pinks and reds so vivid and happy. You have done an amazing job getting this done in all your busyness!! xo

  4. Yes indeedy, she is beautiful. I love following your work. Karmen

  5. Delightful Lizzie. You are really powering through these blocks. All are looking great.

  6. Gorgeous girl in pink! I agreed with you Lizzie that pink and red have brought her to life. You have done such a great job. I can't wait to get home and stitch. Have a nice weekend - Hugs Natima

  7. dear lizzie,the block is very beautiful! i also thought about a man for her,maybe?susi

  8. Lizzie, dear Lizzie - you are tempting me to include 'the bride' - yours is just lovely! Sounds like a good idea to wash and press at completion of each block - I'm a bit scared, but will try it!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

  9. Lizzie the Bride is beautiful as all brides should be. Your wonderful work has helped me a lot.

    I am not by nature a pink person but am sorting for the ostrich block and your use of varied and strong pink has helped me decide to use at least two pinks in the flowers maybe more.

    Thankyou for sharing. Terry

  10. great block!!!!!
    Love the fabrics you chose, pinks and reds are just perfect
    I need to start my next block, will probably get to it this weekend as soon as my MM block is done.
    your as obsessed with this quilt as I am with my Mary Mannakee quilt right now!

  11. ohhh now after seeing this block i want to buy the pack and pattern for this quilt im really loving it but one thing stopping me i just cant afford it at the moment i already have 3 on the go.

    PS Your work, colour choices and block is beautiful.

    Adele xx

  12. Absolutely beautiful Lizzie! I love the reds and pinks and am inspired to use plenty of these colours in my Civil War Bride Quilt. Well done Lizzie! You should host a class for a couple of blocks, I would be happy to pay for some tuition!
    Thanks for your wonderful blog and your encouraging words to everyone. Ann

  13. Wow that is a lovely block! Just fabulous stitching and color selections!

  14. Absolutely beautiful Lizzie!
    pinks and reds are just perfect together..
    Julia ♥

  15. I love this block too - its so pretty and rosy looking. I think adding a groom block is a great idea!


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