Monday, June 7, 2010

Block #1 is finished and the Bride awaits stitching...

Hi,

I have just completed appliquéing block #1 and I added the little dried blossom parts at the bottom of the apples in DMC.
Now it's time for the bride (block # 3).
I have chosen to give her old-fashioned bloomers with hand-embroidery on it. Guess her hubby's cheeks will grow as red as her skirt if he sees that...

Thanks for your encouragement! I am currently having so much fun with this appliqué, all other projects are on the back burner...
Britta

My bride received a face and some curls last night...

15 comments:

  1. It is interesting to see the additions and changes you have made to your blocks.

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  2. This all looks very nice! I love the idea of the embroidered bloomers (and the hubby red cheeks!).

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  3. Love the bloomers! Both blocks are wonderful.

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  4. Me too, I'm loving the bloomers. Beautiful!

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  5. Lovely blocks Britta and your bride is beautiful and bright, love them both...
    Lizzie
    xxx

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  6. Love the little bloomers.. too cute....

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  7. very nice blocks,the bloomers are so cute,susi

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  8. Both are wonderful!! What a creative mind you have.
    Kay H

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  9. Really like those bloomers. How creative! Both blocks turned out so nice. I really like the blue you used for the flowers on the first block - they just sparkle - and the blue and white fabric on the vase.

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  10. I love both blocks! Do you glue the pieces in place prior to stitching?
    Margaret

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  11. You guys are so encouraging. Thank you...
    @Margaret: yes, for the first time, I am using Glue-Baste-It and I am loving it! I felt I needed to reapply the left foot of the bride last night before stitching it on (so she has a secure stand... haha) and it was not a problem to take the piece off gently and to re-glue it on a second time.
    The glue will wash out completely but stays and really sticks things together while appliquéing. I think it really helps a lot: I dont have to thread baste (which takes time), I don't have needles in which the thread gets tangled, I still do needle-turn in places, such as when a curve came out too edgy, I can simply tuck in the corner as I would in needle-turn. It is simply amazing. Saves me so much time... In addition, I can see the whole block as it will look even before the first stitch is applied... This way, one can make last minute alterations if a fabric does not quite fit... LOVE IT! and can only urge everyone to try it for herself...

    Greetings from the Rhine!
    Britta

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  12. By the way: I am thinking of making an alternative bride-block for my brother. Only for him she will wear a bright yellow leather suit and wield a samurai sword as in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill/the Bride.... Haha. Of course, I'll have to alter the blossoms to resemble cherry blossoms, or I may place her in a snowy Japanese garden....

    ;o) Britta

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  13. Did you use an embroidered fabric? Or did you stitch the embroidery? Either way, It's great!

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  14. The embroidery is stitched...

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Thanks to everyone that is following our journey with the Civil War Bride Quilt. We love to read your comments and appreciate your encouragement...............