I have come out of hibernation and started to work on my Bride Quilt again. I have almost finished block #15 with the two birds and the nest. Since the feet were too traumatic for me, I have decided to scrap then and am now stitching them with embroidery floss and, as you can see, I'm not completely done yet, but I think I could show it to you nevertheless. As you can see, the tree will have - in between each leaf - a fruit/berry/apple to add some red color:
I have also begun with my 16th and last block, block # 17. The town I live in is called Gaulsheim, which loosely translated means "horse town." Therefore, I felt that the two horses made perfect sense for me, but, since I have already bent the bride's block motifs to suit my own purposes, I didn't really want to include the elefant, although I love it and think it would make a nice wallhanging by itself. I really loved Teresa's solution of coupling the horses with a tree and came up with my own pattern, which, I hope Teresa won't mind and the rest will approve of:
Although # 15 and # 17 are not yet complete, since I know I only want to make 16 and not 20 blocks, it was just too tempting to arrange them yet again to see how they look together and here's the result (although I think I will most likely rearrange them again for the final constellation:
What do you think?
Greetings from the Rhine,