Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Playing Catch-Up Shenandoah Valley Botanical Album Quilt, Liberty Tree

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 version of a block from a prior month, labelled Liberty Tree.  I thought of skipping this one, I didn't think it looked "right" with my blocks so far...BUT


Open letter to Esther Blair Shaw(the original maker):

Oh my Esther, how foolish I was to doubt you, the block I didn't think I liked has now become one of my favorites.  Big surprise, I am using wool...umm...and these are pennies, silly Kris.



 

7 comments:

Patty D from NC said...

That is sure a cool block! Looks like it was a bit of work too. this will be a beautiful quilt when finished.

Little Quiltsong said...

Beautiful placement of colors in this block. You must have had fun with this. Funny how things we think we won't like become our favorites. Believe it or not - I totally disliked sewing in high school and now I can't wait to get down in my sewing room :)!

Needled Mom said...

Those are really beautiful.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Your block is gorgeous. Love the texture of the wool. Makes the pennies almost shimmer.

Aunt 'Reen said...

Your Liberty Tree block turned out beautiful!
I love the wool pennies and those embroidered branches too.

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

I am very glad that you decided to make this one because it became one of my favourites right away! I love it!

-Soma

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love that Liberty Tree! blessings, marlene