Here is my first block on my Civil War Bride journey. I am choosing to try to do a folk art quilt therefore I have some wonky (AKA plaid) leaves. Some leaves are also batik along with printed fabrics. The cherries are made with cherry red ultra suede to add a different texture to the quilt---every so slightly. It also helps make ROUND little shapes. The buds are folded to make 3-D rose buds. I embroidered a white flower in her hair to make her a true bride. I was pleased to find the tiny cherry print I used in her bloomers. :) My applique skills need some honing....but I am sure can only hope to improve with each block on this adventure.