It is interesting to see the additions and changes you have made to your blocks.
This all looks very nice! I love the idea of the embroidered bloomers (and the hubby red cheeks!).
Love the bloomers! Both blocks are wonderful.
Me too, I'm loving the bloomers. Beautiful!
Lovely blocks Britta and your bride is beautiful and bright, love them both...Lizziexxx
Love the little bloomers.. too cute....
very nice blocks,the bloomers are so cute,susi
Both are wonderful!! What a creative mind you have.Kay H
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.
I love both blocks! Do you glue the pieces in place prior to stitching?Margaret
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
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
Did you use an embroidered fabric? Or did you stitch the embroidery? Either way, It's great!
The embroidery is stitched...
Thanks to everyone that is following our journey with the Civil War Bride Quilt. We love to read your comments and appreciate your encouragement...............