The block I missed taking a picture of last week. I like to lightly brush my fingertips over the quilted applique, it has such wonderful texture.
It took awhile to get all those cherries quilted.
Now the rest of the row.
This vase also took quite awhile to quilt. The red area in the vase needed to be quilted on both sides but so worth the time and effort.
The quilting between these applique blocks. This is an older stencil I've had for years. Got to love the hearts!
Again I quilted along the embroidery and I stitched in the ditch around the centers of those flowers too. I don't just stitch around the outside of the flower petals, I stitch beside them on top of the black.
This flower design is my favorite of the stencils I'm using. I've had this one for several years but this is the first time I've used it.
This applique is not original to the quilt. There were two blocks I didn't like in this quilt so I substituted.
The pattern for this Rose of Sharon Block came from a quilting 12" stencil.
I had originally planned to use larger stencils in the corners but there just wasn't enough room. You wouldn't have been able to see enough of the quilting design to make sense of the quilting.
The half stencil dividing the center from the outside border. I only stitch in the ditch in the seam line when there's a stencil design. Otherwise the diamonds go across the seam from the border into the center.
Right side border. You can see I quilt around the randomly placed circles in the border. The pattern didn't have the circles. I added them because I wanted to.
This section is what I'm working on now. One is completed and need five more.
This is what the various parts look like now. Too much orange/gold together.
How about this layout? I don't need to decide today. I need to finish the edge pieces first.
You can tell by looking at these blocks, I liked the blues and orange/gold fabrics the best.
After the edge pieces are completed, I think I'll start sewing the sections together. Hexies will need to be added onto the outside edge but I'm ready to see some progress!
Linking to Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching, Oh Scrap, Show & Tell Monday, Monday Making, Design Wall Monday, Esther's Wednesday WOW!