I have been trying (like a donkey!) to make my applique prepping and stitching reality catch up with my drawing and computer reality!
I guess I was hungry when I drew the hamburger-fries-pickle plate, and the poor little squirrel has been crammed in my sewing box, patiently awaiting finishing stitches for a while.
And now, there are 16 more prepped blocks waiting for applique stitches and embroidery embellishment. Pardon the pictures...we have had so many rainy, stormy days this week and the house was really dark and gloomy.
I will make better pictures of each block when they are stitched, soaked and freshly pressed.
I have to admit that restricting myself to reproduction fabrics for these blocks is not working for me! Even with an extensive stash of these beauties from which to choose, there just aren't enough nice yellows, purples, oranges, and pinks to please me. I wish those fabric designers would put out a line with nothing but THOSE colors...how many more muted, dark and dirty prints do I need, LOL?!?
All my prepped flower blocks seem muted and a little duller than I like. Maybe because the spring flowers are just so bright and beautiful outside right now!
These blocks will all finish 6 inches square. I am looking forward to doing some of them larger (12 inches square) and in BRIGHTER FABRICS! But these smaller ones are destined for my Repro Madness quilt, which is the result of a swap block project, and the three of us agreed on the color palette months ago...
Also, I find it hard to choose fabrics for some of these detailed blocks from so many figured prints...sometimes the print details of the repro fabrics distract my eye...I miss the brighter tone-on-tones that make it easier to grade and shade the flower blocks.
Computer work toward getting all of this ready to offer is continuing...I want a color picture of each block to put in the web store photo gallery.