Monday, July 9, 2012

Handwork

The quilt square we are doing for the next Civil War meeting has an applique center with two pieced borders. I worked on the applique last week.


Last night and today I finished the two pieced borders. The whole square measures 12" when finished. I really like this one.






We have lots of catnip growing outside - it just pops up everywhere. Yesterday, I noticed this little goldfinch enjoying a meal from the plant outside the kitchen window. The pic was taken through the window screen.


11 comments:

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love your quilt. I just love applique. I didn't know catnip looked like. I bet my cat would love it. I'll have to get some.

Quilter Kathy said...

Your block turned out so beautifully! I passed over this block because of the applique, but I may need to reconsider :)
Thanks for linking up to the hand work post!

audrey said...

oh wow! love your block and border. very sweet!

julieQ said...

Such a wonderful appliqué piece, I love it! Pretty bird picture too.

vtquilter said...

I have all the things pieced for this block but need to prep the applique. I love how yours came out. Might just motivate me to get to it this week! So glad you linked up so I could see.

Terry said...

Your block looks great! I love to see the goldfinches here eating off the seed heads from the purple coneflowers.

Connie said...

Beautiful applique and what perfect borders for it! That is catnip??? I should plant some for my kitties! Thanks for sharing.
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ANudge said...

Love this block! Is that pattern available? This block would make a great center for a medallion quilt. The borders are perfect ans so scrappy. Thanks for sharing.

Anne Heidi said...

Oh your block is beautiful! Love the colors you are using!

Karen said...

Beautiful block, the applique is very sweet. I love watching the birds in the garden, great photo.

Ellen said...

I really like your block too! I love applique and I am finally getting over my fear and I am now just learning the technique. I hope to get better at it over time.