This is a very leafy quilt project!! I wasn't very crazy about this block before I started working on it...even considered omitting it to make room for a groom. But now that it is done, I'm glad I changed my mind.
OK...I am a little obsessive/compulsive ("a LITTLE, " my husband would say...). I've decided to keep a running tally of some of the elements in this project...like, how many leaves, pieces of fruit and flowers/buds I've stitched thus far (later I will add birds and animals...).
So, (drum roll please!), here is the first tally after three blocks:
leaves - 95
pieces of fruit - 9
flowers/buds - 23
Yes, I am counting every little berry and grape as a piece of fruit. :o)
Yes, I am a nutter. :o)
On a more serious note, I've been scratching my head, trying to plan blocks, arrangement and color. It is difficult when I don't know the final arrangement to keep color placement even as I plan individual blocks. And, I want to move the blocks around so that I can get an idea of the final layout. So, I made a paper color copy of the quilt picture on my computer printer and cut it into blocks so that I could move things around and play (do you like my groom block??).
Happy stitching to you all!! I am so enjoying reading every post!