Monday, April 21, 2014

Block #17 Baltimore Garden

I finished up block #17 of Baltimore Garden yesterday.  I must say those layered flowers do take some time.  But the old saying about applique is so true, it is all about one stitch at a time.  I love the depth that the layers add and am so glad that I attempted to make the layered flowers this time instead of using the ruched flowers.  I think they both give great results, but the look is totally different.  The great thing about applique is you can choose different techniques to get the job done.  I am one that likes to try new and challenging things, but not to the point that they are frustrating.  So glad to moving along on my quest to complete Baltimore Garden.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Still plugging along!

I am still plugging away at the eight layered flowers I need  to finish off block #17 of Baltimore Garden.  It really has gone pretty well, but I have been interrupted by the spring weather.  I was able to get most of my garden planted so that really cut into stitching time.

I also got the bird legs embroidered onto block #16.  It didn't take very long but all these things take time.

Today I hope to find a some time to stitch the last two centers on block #17.  I love the depth that the block gets from all the layers.  As I work on it, my mind starts dreaming about how much fun this quilt is going to be to quilt.   I have to remind myself to enjoy the stitching at hand for now or I will never get the quilt assembled into a top.
I did get a start on block #18.  This is the start of a vase, they are so much fun to stitch! I hope you find some time for a few relaxing stitches today. Happy Easter!