In cleaning out my sewing room in our California house, I came across a bundle of pinks and browns that I bought at Quilt Market many years ago and decided that was the perfect fabric!
I actually went into the local quilt store yesterday for the right color thread to do the applique and found that pink print which I've laid the block onto. The pinks aren't bright but are kind of soft. I also got to use a printed background I've had (I've been collecting them for a while). I fussy cut the center of the flowers (which were from the print I used in last month's mini!).
I feel like this is the culmination of modern technology: I paper pieced the flying geese; I machine appliqued the stems, flowers and leaves. I did use freezer paper for the applique pieces. I don't think you can really tell that I used my machine to sew the pieces down. Of course hand appliqué would look spectacular, but I'm too
I've also done more houses and it's almost looking like a neighborhood! I'm enjoying these blocks and like using brights! I would like to add some trees too, if I can figure out how to make them the right size! These are the Moda houses.
I had printed out the pattern for this fun block, looking like a propeller. I'm going to make mine all loud and fun!
More kayaking this week but I found a small tear in the bottom of my boat so I had to drop it off to be repaired. It explained why I had water in the bottom of the boat! ;-)
Hope you are having a great week and staying safe. We are still very happy staying in our cabin in Central Oregon; our daughter came back up to stay and work from home here rather than in her small studio apartment in San Francisco so it's nice to have her with us!
It was this time last year that Claire and I were in Vermont for the quilt show with Wendy Reed and Barb Vedder. We are all sad it's not happening this year but we're looking forward to being together again next year, if not before!