We meet monthly to drool over Debbie's completed Quilting the Garden Quilt (a design and book by Blackbird Designs) and plan out the fabric and stitching for our own blocks.
Our versions of Quilting the Garden are being completed with various methods of Needle Turn Applique. Bonnie uses a back basting method, Janet uses freezer paper templates attached while stitching, and I use a freezer paper marking method.
If you're interested in learning my method of Needle Turn Applique check out "Teardrops of Love - a needle turn applique tutorial" on my blog by clicking here.
First is Debbie's House block from her completed quilt. Isn't it beautiful? Debbie always adorns her blocks with the sweetest embroidery. Check out the flower box flowers and the sign on the door -- sweet!
Debbie's quilt recently won 2nd place in the Large Bed Quilts Category at the Sauder Village Quilt Show in Archbold, OH! Congratulations Debbie!!
|Debbie's Completed House Block|
|Karen's House Block|
Next up is Janet's House Block -- I just LOVE the pink flowers and the paisley eaves on the roof! Janet has yet to finish up her flower boxes and embroidery but the block is beautiful! I love how the blue door and blue leaves draw out the blue paisley....
|Janet's House Block|
Finally there is Bonnie's House Block - I love the background fabric on Bonnie's block - isn't it beautiful? Combine it with the delicate pinks and blues she used and it all comes together perfectly!! It's just really pretty isn't it ?
|Bonnie's House Block|
Check out the embroidery on Bonnie's flower boxes -- SWEET!! We won't mention who stitched these flowers boxes but I can say it wasn't me
(or Bonnie or Janet)!!
If you're interested, you can see the house block being constructed (with some tutorials and other block progress) by clicking here and here.
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!
PS - Linking up to some great WIP/Fabric linky parties -- check them out on my sidebar to see tons of beautiful and inspirational work!