As I said last post, I have been working more on the Stonefields blocks. I am getting back into the rhythm for which I am very thankful. I wanted to proceed with it but I did not want it to be a chore, a duty. Quilting, especially applique, is a delightful voyage of texture, design, and color. Here are my latest blocks:
The rose broderie perse block is my favorite of this crops blocks. It is composed of seven pieces from a 10" layer cake piece from French General Pom Pom de Paris.
I include the house again as I am still working on it. I think I have come up with an interesting idea for it. Do you ever visit the blog "Cat Patches" http://catpatches.blogspot.com? Her cats live full lives which Barb documents through photos and extrasensory cat perception. (She can read their minds). She also quilts and does photography as a side line.
She does a lot of embroidery also. She was embroidering some vining flowers on an edge of a block which made me think of embroidering some trailing roses for my house. I have a wonderful book on embroidering flowers which I will show you when the block is completed.
So you can get a sense of perspective on the stonefields progress, I enclose a photo of work so far. I had to move this project to the big design wall as it had outgrown the 60x60 one. The newer blocks are on the right. By my calculations on the finished quilt, I need 54 more blocks to have the top completed.
The sides of the quilt will be much simpler than what is called for in the original stonefields. I love hexies but I know myself and I would never be able to complete hundreds she requires. Ditto the flying geese. The end product of my piecing skills never measures up (literally) no matter how careful I am. Some of the pieced blocks you see below I had to redo 3 times before they fully measured 6.5x6.5
Here is Petra Prins beautiful and faithful version of Susan Smiths Stonefields for those of you who are not familiar with the pattern:
Here is the link if you want to view it more closely: http://www.petraprinspatchwork.com/a-41310492/patchwork-applicatie/stonefields-quilt-eng/. You can see some of my blocks match Susans pattern and some are my tangent.
We are off to Kansas City tomorrow where I will visit a couple of my favorite quilt shops.
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