I love the traditional stylized block named “Rose of Sharon”, but Esther’s creation (as with most of the blocks in this quilt) is a more realistic rendition of the real flower. This was an easy one to applique. There were lots of pieces, but they were all large enough to make the applique process simpler.
I have tried to vary the greens in each block. Since I am using all 19th century reproductions, it is a bit more difficult to get a good variety. I used lighter, brighter greens for this one. Clearly they are my favorites, as you can see, they matched my outfit of orange socks and green Crocs! Too funny!
My husband is boatbuilder who has recently found a hobby in miniature modeling.
Some of the fleet
The latest in process
He attended the Midcoast Model Festival at the Transportation Museum in Owl’s Head over the weekend, so I had lots of quiet time to finish this one up! Old movies and hand work – the best combo ever! I love watching old mysteries and film noir while I am stitching. My kids used to tease me that I never watched anything that wasn’t in black and white!
Visit the Shenandoah ValleyBotanical Album blog to see all the wonderful renditions.
Happy Easter everyone!
May your baskets be filled with joy!