Thursday, October 6, 2016

Shenandoah Valley Botanical Quilt October Block -

Happy October!!  I have been busy with non-sewing stuff and have been slow to post but I can't wait to show you the next block :)  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 (8 1/2" finished), many are enlarging the pattern and all the participant's resulting blocks are well worth a pretty!  This marks a year of making these blocks...I guess I knew that as I started last October on the Pineapple blocks during our trip out west - but it still surprises me it's been that long, wow!!

This is my version of the block chosen for October, King's Crown:

 Such a pretty block, and it was one of the simpler ones too!

 It was fun to wrap the stems of the flowers around the leaves and with the texture of the wool and stitches, it's a beauty :)
 I am nearing the end of my stitching as I have worked ahead on many of these, what a wonderful journey this has been.  I am already considering the setting and how to quilt the top now...decisions, decisions!!


KaHolly said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Altogether, those blocks are absolutely gorgeous!

Little Quiltsong said...

Oh - another special block! It's all coming together! Looks great! said...

Those are beautiful! I can't wait to see it put together.

Aunt 'Reen said...

Your block is gorgeous!
I love the rich colors of your wool and those lovely stitches.
It's wonderful to see all your blocks grouped together - they are amazing!

Patty D from NC said...

The look beautiful all together. I'm quite interested to see how you do quilt this. It will be beautiful when you are done.

Soma @ said...

Beautiful!! Love how they look together, Kris! I can tell you are going to have a very hard time deciding how to quilt this gorgeous piece :)


Needled Mom said...

This is so stunning.