Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Here's a preview to my block #2. I loved some of your solution to exchange the leafs in the upper corners with diving birds, so this is what I did also. I am still appliquéing, and I want to add the little Apfelbutzen (the remnants of the apple blossom) with brown embroidery floss. Lovely block...

Greetings,
Britta

7 comments:

  1. Wow! A second block already - I just now finished commenting on your first one! I love your blue flowers and the lovely blue/white china vase! I can't wait to see what you will do with the embroidery.

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

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  2. Thank you!

    Hi Teresa, I actually wasn't planning on stitching the apple blossom, just to leave little strands of embroidery floss to stand out at the bottom of the apple, sort of like a little three dimensional addition. I was also thinking of using, in block #1, little yellow yoyos for the centers of the flower, but was hesitant as this would add some thickness that makes the quilting more difficult (or rather the rolling up of the quilt; in addition to which I wasn't sure whether I would want to add such three-dimensional elements to other blocks as well. I have not yet decided on how I want to do the quilting as I have both regular hoops as well as a nice three roller frame. However, I think the quilting is so far in the future that I don't really have to bother to ponder about it as of yet.

    Greetings,
    Britta

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  3. lovely block,britta,happy stitching,susi

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  4. Look at you go! Beautiful!

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  5. Britta, look at you, go girl! I love the red apples, it just makes it pop. The blue and white vase so reminds me of Chinese porcelain. Great job, can't wait to see the rest of your blocks all together.

    Blissfully Stitching,
    Bobbie
    www.bobbieashley.com

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  6. Such a pretty block. I like your blue and white vase and the change you made to birds in the corners.

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