Saturday, October 22, 2011

Next Roseville Album finished block and Friends of Baltimore progress

Today I finished my second Roseville Album block






I hope the next one doesn't take as long to finish!

There has been some small progress on my second Friends of Baltimore block. This one includes a wreath of flowers and many tiny leaves. So far I have only a few leaves appliqued, so not very interesting to photograph yet.

This morning I started preparing some flowers before they are appliqued.






Those yellow sections are the tiniest reverse applique I have ever attempted!

The red centre I made by cutting a small circle then stitching a tiny gathering stitch closer to the outer edge. Before drawing up the thread I put in the centre a circle of cotton wadding. The pulled threads gathered easily around the wadding and made a puffy flower centre.

More reverse applique is scheduled for tonight. Luckily, not as tiny as this mornings!

Have a great weekend!

17 comments:

  1. Such fine work...beautifully done too!

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  2. Truly beautiful album block. I have done reverse applique but on a big block. That is the cutest little thing.

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  3. Love your block. l think you are so brave to work with these beautiful fabrics!!

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  4. Oh my goodness!! Bravo!! That took some major talent chops :o) It's going to be a beautiful quilt. hugs

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  5. Your block is gorgeous! And I LOVE LOVE that cute little yellow flower. That's going to be SO pretty as part of a bigger flower. I love little details like that!

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  6. Hola Miriam, te felicito!!!! un trabajo muy hermoso el que estas haciendo, los colores me encantan.
    Abrazos
    Odette

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  7. What a lovely block - such wonderful colours.

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  8. Congratulations on all your progress. What great projects!

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  9. Just gorgeous, Miriam - yes, the blocks do take a lot of time, but worth it!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  10. I love your Roseville Album block ... gorgeous!
    And the tiny little reverse applique is adorable.
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  11. It looks very impressive. Well done.

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  12. Your block is wonderful, you have two very differnt styles with your projects here, I love that. Congratulations on the teeny tiny reverse applique. it looks great!

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  13. I like all those stems hanging down with the circles on the end. Different look.

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  14. Beautiful Roseville block and the teeny reverse applique is fabulous.

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  15. You did a great job!! Amazing how tiny the reverse is!! Have fun with your next block. The vase is great!! Hugs, Daniëlle

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  16. Your Roseville is fabulous Miriam!! Can't wait to see more!

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