Sunday, February 19, 2012

A is for...

Yes, you are all thinking applique, but I'm thinking addicted. I just can't seem to stop the Beyond the Cherry Tree train. Since I'm so close to getting the 25 center blocks, I am obsessed with this piece. Here is block #19 in the pattern, #21 for me. I added a bit to the flowers, they just seemed to big without the flower centers on them.
And if that isn't occupying all my spare time, here is my 4 block basted. I've marked a feather wreath in the center, I'll outline all the applique and do 1/2 feathers along the sides and then cross hatch of some sort to fill the background. This piece is 48 x 48.
The pattern is from McCalls Quilting, their 100ths issue from Jan/Feb 2010.

What's grabbed your focus in your sewing room?

Sharon

8 comments:

Mimi said...

Oh, I love what you did to the flowers on your BTCT block! The whole block is beatiful. Can't wait to see all your blocks together. Your four-block quilt is gorgeous, too. You are one busy lady.
As for me....I have been working on BTCT quilt. The center is sewn and I am now working on getting my "scrappy" borders together so I a ready to applique them.
Thanks for sharing.

Lori said...

Red and green for me this week!!

Karen said...

I am working on a "Save the Whales" quilt. I am tired of sewing filler squares together.
I love your applique!

Linda C said...

Love your current block. And your applique quilt you are about to start quilting is stunning!! Thaks for sharing the photos.

Sharon said...

Wow, your applique obsession is just stunning! I love what you did to the BTCT block - it adds so much to the flowers! And your 4-block applique is so classic - your feathers will be the frosting on the cake. I do remember that pattern in the McCall's magazine.

I'm trying to get a bunch of Halloween Trip Around the World blocks done in the next week or so. Trying to get it beyond the "just putzing" stage. I can do about 2 a day.

Janet O. said...

That BTCT block is a beauty. Very pretty!
You always do such a nice job of quilting--I'm sure your 4 block quilt will be no exception.

taylorsoutback said...

Sharon - your vase fabric looks like a piece of cloisonne - just gorgeous! The whole block turned out so well.

As for the 4 block appliqued quilt - spectacular!!

Janet said...

I'm with you on the applique obsession and I love your vase. The red and green is spectacular. Sadly, I haven't been in my sewing room for a month because I have all my applique at hand ready for a stitching session.