WILDFLOWERS BLOCKS FOR JULY - CALIFORNIA WILD ROSE

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gini Posted: Tue, Jul 31 2012 1:34 AM

this block was pretty easy,  and even with that i got things turned around.   oh well.  it still looks pretty good.

 

 

i wasn't happy with this block, so i picked out the top of the small petal and inserted another fabric under it and made a double petal.   i didn't like the stem so i made another one, i added an extra leaf, and i added some embroidery.    somehow  i put  the buds in the wrong spot and that through off the balance of the entire flower.  i really shouldn't be sewing late at night, evidently.    anyway, while i was trimming these today, this was the one that stood out like a sore thumb.

not a perfect fix, wild roses don't have this many petals, but it works well enough for me.

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Leslie replied on Tue, Jul 31 2012 6:42 AM

Gini, another beauty

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Lillie replied on Tue, Jul 31 2012 7:23 AM

Gini, that is a beautiful block.

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Emily replied on Tue, Jul 31 2012 8:40 AM

Your fabrics are great.  Beautiful flower, Gini.

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Sheila replied on Tue, Jul 31 2012 8:42 AM

How Purty, Gini!!!

 

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gini replied on Tue, Jul 31 2012 10:23 AM

thanks everyone

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Nana replied on Tue, Jul 31 2012 3:28 PM

Gini

I think it looks really good.  I tend to get things turned the wrong way too.  I think I am dyslexic...LOL

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Linny t replied on Tue, Jul 31 2012 7:41 PM

Another beauty.  Love the little check in the stem and that fabric on the calics is perfect.

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Stephanie replied on Tue, Jul 31 2012 7:58 PM

It's beautiful Gini. I love the way you combine your fabrics and your lack of visible stitching is amazing.

I made my first attempt at applique on this block. I'm almost embarrased over it, but it was fun still. I had some issues with not leaving enough seam allowance to turn under and realized that I need to use my magnifier lamp when I do these. I didn't use it for the greens, and did for the petals. Big difference, huh? Anyway, here it is ....It will be fun to do more and look back.

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Emily replied on Tue, Jul 31 2012 8:22 PM

Stephanie, that is just beautiful.  Don't put your work down.  Enjoy its beauty.

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gini replied on Tue, Jul 31 2012 8:55 PM

stephanie, you did a beautiful job.  and is that your background fabric?  i like it very much.   i can see i need to find some of that for a future applique project.  nice work.

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Stephanie replied on Tue, Jul 31 2012 9:02 PM

Thank you Emily and Gini.

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is that your background fabric?  i like it very much.   i can see i need to find some of that for a future applique project.  nice work.

It is, and thank you. I kind of had this vision of flowers pressed on a love letter when I saw the patterns.   

 

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Kris replied on Tue, Jul 31 2012 10:17 PM

Gorgeous block Gini.

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Kris replied on Tue, Jul 31 2012 10:21 PM

Stephanie,

your block is lovely too. Great background fabric.

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Nana replied on Wed, Aug 1 2012 7:33 AM

Stephanie

Your block is really pretty.   Interesting background fabric.

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