Monday, July 12, 2010

More Blocks Finished

Hello All Sorry I have been away for a while but I have been making blocks and have some pictures to show. I found the strawberry leaves and birds feet quite a challenge with these tiny pieces, I wonder maybe they would have been easier to do hand/needle turn as these are done with invisible machine applique technique. Look forward to your comments and enjoy reading and seeing every ones lovely blocks. Sharon Pinevalley Quilts


  1. They're beautiful Sharon, lovely rich colours. Some of the ladies have been embroidering these little things, wish I'd thought of that!

  2. Two beautiful blocks Sharon. Even though they were tough for you to do, the feet and strawberry tops sure look nice. You must be very experienced at invisible machine applique-I can't see even one stitch showing. I would have guessed that it's needleturn applique. Great job!

  3. Great blocks, Sharon! I am so enjoying all the block posted lately. I struggled with the bird feet...especially on my peacock block. Since finishing, I have seen some posts where some of these fussy little details were embroidered, and they are lovely. I think the embroidery is a good option. I wish I had embroidered or done machine work on some of my fussy little bird feet. I think that would hold up better than some of my feet over time. We are all making an heirloom, after all!!

    Keep up the great work!

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

  4. Dear Sharon, had you not mentioned difficulties, I'd have thought you simply whipped these up. They look utterly effortless and perfect! Beautiful fabrics, wonderful stitching. Great job!

    Greetings from the Rhine,

  5. Excellent blocks Sharon! I've done the bird one and am now working on the strawberry one. Wonderful fabric you have selected.

  6. Beautiful blocks Sharon, I like your background fabric also.

    Happy Stitching

  7. Oh, these are lovely blocks Sharon. Wow! Two at once!! I am going to embroider some of the bird feet rather than applique.


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