Sunday, April 13, 2014

Layered flowers

Today I will spend a little time adding some embroidered bird legs on block #16.  I already started and have a good start on block #17.  It is another wreath block with eight layered flowers. Each flower has 5 layers, so they take a while to do.  I tried one, to make sure I could.  The little round pedals are a challenge for me.  But, the flowers in this particular block are a bit larger which makes a big difference.  So today I am working on layer #3.  I decided to work on all eight flowers instead of working on one at a time, which is working out pretty well.
 These Baltimore Garden blocks are so much fun to do.  I love how the block transforms, first it just a block with scattered leaves appliqued in what looks like a random pattern. Then a few stems and it still looks like hodge podge.  But once the flowers are placed it really starts to come together.
 I will be linking with Kathy's blog today to see what others will be slow stitching.