Sunday, November 15, 2015

Botanical Quilt Month 2 - Blue Flag


This month it's the Blue Flag - the iris.

I am using fusible.  I just place all the pieces at once, and then machine blanket stitch.  It is still time consuming, but fun!



Lots of long stems...


 Thank you, 1858 Esther, for gathering them up so neatly into this little base:


Don't look too closely - I am not a perfectionist! 


I am trying the potholder method for this quilt - so far, so good!  It is portable, which I love.  Those are pins for basting, but I have since switched to thread basting.


I know you are tempted to join in on this fun project, and sales of the pattern benefit the Virginia Quilt Museum - so be sure to visit the Shenandoah Valley Botanical Album Quilt of 1858 blog!  

Click here for this month's block progress link up. 


Meanwhile, around here, the days are getting shorter and we've all but lost the leaves.... time to turn my thoughts to the Thanksgiving menu! 

xo
Cynthia

8 comments:

  1. VERY pretty and mine aren't perfect either. Those stems WERE long. I was pretty tired of it all by the time I was done, lol!

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  2. VERY pretty and mine aren't perfect either. Those stems WERE long. I was pretty tired of it all by the time I was done, lol!

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  3. Your Iris block turned our beautiful! Such pretty fabrics and your machine stitch work is wonderful. I like the quilting method you've begun on your blocks - looks terrific!

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  4. Fantastic! Your blocks look great. I love the blanket stitch - perfect compliment to your beautiful fabric choices.

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  5. Oh my, your block is fantastic! I too will be doing mine in the potholder method but have yet to quilt one! Good for you! Can't wait to see them in person. Maybe we can meet at the museum some time after the holidays. Woohoo!

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    1. Wendy - that would be awesome and a good time for some show and tell, too!

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  6. Wonderful blocks so delicate and dainty! Beautiful fabrics, too. Looks like the potholder method is perfect for this quilt.

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  7. Thanks everyone - this is such a fun and doable sew along!

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