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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Coming Together

Slowly, very slowly, it seems, my Block 4's are coming together.  I finally have a second one with some of the leaves...Notice, I said "some."  There are still leaves to be attached to the curved stems extending over the borders.  Still needs the little bit of embroidery as well as the three tiny circles above each flower.  When you first see the block, you think, "How pretty...not too much work."   Well, think again!  Did you see the little tiny thorns on the stems?  (only 20 on each of these blocks!)

 The paper pieced borders have found their home, as well as those squares with the circles.  I am considering a button for the center of those large circles.

Now ~ to work on the remaining two!

9 comments:

Melody said...

This is looking really beautiful.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

That is just so beautiful, Michele! I love the checked pattern in the border and the earthy tones are all so pretty!

Gabi said...

Wow. Just wow. It's so beautiful Michele. Love it.

Deb said...

That is just gorgeous, Michele. And yes, I did notice the thorns! So much work, but oh, so pretty!

Myra said...

Hi Michelle!
A wonderful block!
I popped on over from Paul's blog! At a quick glance you've got some lovely creation here. I shall be back for a visit! 8-)
Happy stitchings!

Elaine said...

Your doing great. Mine is also coming along slowly, but there is really no rush. I got all my thorns in.

Esther said...

You are doing so beautifully, hang in there! The trick of this quilt is the saturation of detail - you really don't realise until you make it, just how specific all it's little parts are. But that's another part of the Hearts Desire design - the allure of simplicity...and the load of work to achieve it. Your block is stunning!

Bunny said...

Your block is beautiful. Keep going I just know this quilt will be gorgeous when it is finished. I am working away on these blocks too.

Michele said...

Thanks so much, everyone for all you wonderful compliments. A special thank you to Esther for her gracious comments and for this beautiful design!