Month #8 in the Shenandoah Valley Botanical Album Quilt sew-a-long. I can’t believe I have stuck with this for 8 whole months! Except for my choice of background fabrics, I have tried to follow the patterns and fabrics that Esther used in the original quilt. That went out the window with this one. I took a lot of liberties with this one and I had a great time making it. I now feel like I can relax and make them all my own and still pay homage to Esther! I have not put the bow on this one yet and I am still debating as to whether I will or not.
I went crazy and used a Di Ford pillar print for the vase. I just couldn't make the plaid fabric work for me and I love Di's fabric (from Busy Thimble).
Since I am doing this in the potholder method, I have tried to get each block quilted and bound by the end of each month. So far so good, but as you can see this one is still “naked”. Hope to quilt it this weekend! Check out all the progress at The Shenandoah Valley Botanical Album Quilt blog (here). Enjoy!
Your block turned out beautiful Wendy!ReplyDelete
I love all your wonderful fabric choices and love your vase! I think the block looks beautiful even without the ribbon!
Love it! I have to admit the bow looked charming but also looked like an afterthought.ReplyDelete
What a happy block! Those fussy-cut flower centers are so fun. I don't think it needs a bow.ReplyDelete
With or without a bow, your block is perfect !ReplyDelete
I recognized the Di Ford fabric right away that you used for the vase. Good use for it.ReplyDelete
Wonderful fabric choices! Love the fussy cut centers--and the vase :)ReplyDelete
It can be a challenge interpreting a pattern, making it your own and still keeping with the style of the original. But you've been doing it. Your blocks are always lovely.ReplyDelete
hooray for not following the pattern - after all - it already been done and it's someone elses vision - yay for making it your own.ReplyDelete
This is my message when I talk about quilting - make it your own!
Looks good Wendy! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
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