Tattered Garden



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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Robert’s Floral Garden


Back in September I started prepping the blocks for Roberts Floral Garden.
I have had this pattern in my stash for several years.  In fact I bought it long before I ever thought I wanted to or could do hand appliqué.  So one day last September I decided to start working on the blocks.


  I had purchased the fabric Bread & Butter by Kaye England to make a different quilt and it’s been sitting on my table staring up at me for months when all of sudden I thought it might work for 
Floral Garden.

 So far I think it’s going pretty well.


I really enjoy prepping blocks for appliqué.  I think it’s a hang over from my child hood when I spent so may hours cutting out paper dolls.  It’s like putting together a puzzle and once the picture is made I am in no hurry to do the stitching.


Floral Garden has 13 blocks eleven are appliquéd and two are pieced.  Most of the appliqué blocks have some stem stitching.


 I have five more blocks to prep and I am just about out of the dark green fabric I have been using for the leaves.  It’s not from the Bread & Butter line.  What to do.  I doubt it’s still available since I have had it so long.


So I have come to a halt until I find some more green.
Happy Stitching,
Nancy

I am linking this post to Applique Tuesday on A Quilting Reader’s Garden.

12 comments:

Monica said...

I have that pattern too but have taken on the challenge of doing it yet. I really like the background you chose. It's perfect.

ritad said...

Love your blocks, fabric selection is great too.
I too have this pattern from way back when ~~did you see the blue and white one from the Paducah Quilt Show? Oh, it's gorgeous! Still running amount in My head, I have plenty of blues to do it..my list keeps getting longer and longer Hope I live long enough!

Carole~Wheels on the Warrandyte Bus said...

This quilt is going to be stunning. The fabrics look great and I love the different backgrounds. I've just enjoyed looking at each block in close-up, your appliqué is just perfect! Good luck with the green fabric hunt!! Should be ok if you can find a similar tone.

Every Stitch said...

Beautiful work Nancy! Do hope you can finish it and find a fabric that will work there.
Hilda

audrey said...

So very pretty. Love your work! I enjoyed playing with paper dolls when I was younger too. Never thought about it in conjunction with applique, but there are definite similarities!

A Nudge said...

Those are gorgeous blocks!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Your work is excellent.....wow.

judith lockhart said...

Nancy, your blocks are absolutely beautiful - much prettier than the picture on the pattern! You have been busy! I agree that I am pretty fond of the prepping for appliqué, even choosing the fabrics and enjoying looking through all the choices. I loved cutting out paper dolls, too! Happy Stitching! Another similar green will work just fine I'm sure!

Kris said...

Oh, Nancy!! You are so amazing!! I have said this many, many times before but I think your work is so spectacular!! And I can't wait to see how this quilt turns out!! Stunning!!

Dawn said...

Lovely work. I like your fabric selections. I also think you could mix greens. Do you have the ski of the green that is your first choice?

Lisa Mikel said...

Beautiful fabrics, your quilt will be beautiful!

Gail said...

I did this quilt in blue & white - I absolutely LOVED making this quilt. LOVE your fabric choices....have fun!