Friday, November 20, 2015

Shenandoah Valley Botanical Block 2 Blue Flag - Iris

I am sewing along with the Shenandoah Valley Botanical Quilt project - the pattern is provided by the Virginia Quilt Museum and all pattern sales benefit the museum. Dawn, from Collector with a Needle, and Doreen, from Aunt Reen’s Place, are hosting a quiltalong for this quilt, here.
The pattern size as provided by the museum easily makes 9 inch blocks. I am doing mine in wool so that I can make that size, many are enlarging the pattern and all the participant's resulting blocks are worth a look...so pretty!

This is my Block 2, Blue Flag or Iris...
 So fun to select the threads to applique these, in this case I used some wool Aurifil.  The blue wool I used is from a piece my friend Marie dyed for me...maybe not true to life Iris color but I love it :)
 The green wool I used for the stems gave my a bit of trouble- I should have used a tighter felted piece for such narrow stems.
 And here are the blocks I've made so far, we were to make 3 of the first pineapple block but I chose to make 4 as I am changing the layout slightly.

9 comments:

Dawn said...

I love your blocks in wool! Beautiful work, this is going to be a wonderful quilt.

Dawn said...

I love your blocks in wool! Beautiful work, this is going to be a wonderful quilt.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Lovely block. The blue is fabulous.

Patty D from NC said...

Very pretty!! How do you hold the wool felt to the fabric before sewing? Just pins?

suz said...

I remember my mother-in-law coming to visit and commenting that I had a lot of flags in my front yard. I thought my husband had put flags out to celebrate the Fourth and looked out front. The only thing there were my irises. MIL was from Western PA so I thought it might be a quirk in her family...apparently not! Love the color of these!

Aunt 'Reen said...

I really love your Iris block!
Such beautiful colors of wool.
ALL of your wool blocks are gorgeous.

Carol said...

At one of our others houses we had irises in our front yard. I loved them! Your wool blocks are looking so beautiful...nice job!

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

I love seeing these blocks. That is one beautiful blue, Kris!!

-Soma

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

It's going to be so pretty in wool. Really fun to see the different interpretations!