The current and coxcomb block I posted about earlier was designed by Janet of Quiltsalott. She does fabulous needle turn applique and also offers tutorials and patterns to inspire anyone who would be interested in making an applique quilt. I decided to make four of her blocks to put in each corner of my quilt, they were such a joy to stitch at one point I was wishing I had done a whole quilt out of them as Janet is doing.
I just love the contrast of color and can't wait to start hand quilting this quilt. It is going to be so much fun to quilt. This last week I finished up a prairie rose block because of my midwest heritage. I have almost finished another prairie rose wreath block but you will have to wait for next post on that one.
I know I said I was going to do a oakleaf and acorn block in tribute to all the oaktrees in our yard, but it is a bit more difficult and I have to admit it has scared me a abit. Yesterday I figured out which method I would use to make a stem that splits in two, and tried one, it wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be, now if I can do three more symetrically on the same block. The final block is going to be a pot of flowers that I hope to put together with bits and pieces of flowers and techniques I have seen and want to try, so it is going to be a total experiment. Wish me luck!