Saturday, December 31, 2011


after a loooong period of procrastination and other projects, I have come around and picked up my Bride again. Today, I finished my last block (as I'll only make 12) and can now turn to the borders. Here's my last block.

After being done with the horses and tree, I counted the apples/fruit I wanted to insert in between all the leaves - 54 all together - and I remembered the tedious process for the few grapes block, so I cast all plans overboard, went into Ebay and auctioned 2000 mixed buttons of all colors and sizes, picked out 54 small ones of varying size and yellow to red color and sewed them on just now. I think it works really well and adds another splash of embellishment, color and shine to my blocks.

Now for that border....

Greetings from the Rhine,


  1. What a great idea using buttons, it is a lovely block.

  2. Looks very original. I'm just half-way there plus the border but I'm hopping to finish it this year.
    Well done.

  3. You are right....buttons make great apples. And you are onto the borders... keep up the good sewing.

  4. Congratulations on completing your last block. What a great idea to use buttons.

  5. Great idea to use buttons, I'll keep that in mind. Congratulations your block is lovely, very nice fabrics.


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