QUILT JOURNAL - Floral Applique - Part I-A
We started with the Butterfly block -
(Eucalyptus with Monarch)
In my post "About This Blog - And Me" - I told you a little of the story -
The first block had a leaf - long and skinny - curved to the left. She showed us how to start at the bottom of the leaf and sew up the right side on the outside curve of the leaf. We were to stop at the point on the top so she could show us how to turn it before we sewed down the left side and inside curve. Great!! I started my leaf at the bottom - went up the left side and hit the inside curve first. I showed her my problem and she said, "Oh, you are left-handed! I cannot help you." Terrific! I had been there before. I told her "Never mind, I'll figure it out myself. Show me how you do your colors." I learned everything she could teach me about how she chose her colors - how she shaded her roses - everything except how to sew the block. Those blocks are at the very top of my UFO pile. (I did manage to figure out the applique sewing stuff on my own and that is going to be one gorgeous quilt when I get it done!! Stay tuned. I'll show you when I get there.)
So this is the block I was talking about -
See that leaf on the top on the right side -
That's the leaf I was trying to sew -
Here's a close up of the left side -
And the middle -
The yellow flowers are mine -
The orange one was made by Ellen Heck -
She let me KEEP it!! - So I USED it!!
The butterfly is "reverse" applique and embroidery
Not bad for a first try -
Not bad for a lefty - huh?