Thursday, April 14, 2016

Shenandoah Valley Botanical Album Block of the month

I have always had a soft spot for Tiger Lilies, so the April SVBAQ block for April was one of my favorites. I forgot to photograph it before I put it into the hoop but I will share how I backbasted the stems. I placed the petals on freehand with no backbasting guidelines because I like the “wonky” look for the flowers.
  




My daughter and her husband, on their quest to visit all of our National Parks, will be heading for Shenandoah tomorrow. I’ll be with the “grand dogs”, So this seems a timely post to me.


Enjoy the day!

12 comments:

  1. Oh, this is SUCH a pretty block! Beautiful job!
    ALL the national parks? How many are there? You could have a lot of "grand dog" sitting ahead of you! : )

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  2. Your block is perfect as usual and i looove your colours !! Enjoy your stitching time !! ;)

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  3. I'm still trying to wrap my mind around how back basting works, but it sure has a beautiful finish!

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  4. Your tiger lilies are lovely and I like the more natural look for the placement for the flowers. You can't go wrong with organic. Have fun puppy sitting. Visiting every national park would be a neat item on the bucket list.

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  5. Your tiger lily block turned out Gorgeous!
    I so love your fabric selection and colors.

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  6. I love tiger lilies, too, and yours are just charming! I've never done any back-basting but would certainly like to give it a try. Have fun grand-dog sitting :)

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  7. Lovely Wendy! A timely post, have a great week.

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  8. Interesting seeing the leaves done with back basting. I made separate stem and leaf pieces for mine. I did each leaf section of two opposite of each other as one piece.

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  9. Another beautiful block in this series! :)

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  10. Another beautiful block in this series! :)

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  11. omg I don't even know how this is done - interesting approach. Still loving that cheddar - yum
    I have a NJ friend who made a fabulous quilt about the National Park visits she made with her husband.

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