Friday, December 2, 2016

Shenandoah Valley Botanical Quilt December Block

Happy December!!  I had to sit out last month since the block chosen was the one I substituted my extra pineapple block for in this qal 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 look...so pretty!

This is my version of the block chosen for December, Peony:


I hope I did this block justice as it is a favorite in my garden and I love to see these blooms show up in early summer!!



 This is from a plant my Grandma gave me from her flowerbed.

The following are two of my newer plants.
 

 

 Fun to show these pictures from summer as it is supposed to snow today  :)









6 comments:

Aunt 'Reen said...

Your wool Peony block turned out gorgeous!
How awesome to have a Peony plant from your Grandmother.
All 3 of your Peony bushes have stunning blooms to them.
I hope your snowfall is light and fluffy and just enough to dust the ground.

Little Quiltsong said...

You are right - it is especially nice to see summer blooms at the start of winter days. We have softly falling snow, but so far it is not staying - which is fine by me :)! Beautiful Peony block - love those buds, just ready to burst open at any moment!

Patty D from NC said...

Very pretty - both the block and the flowers!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Pretty block. Love your peony pictures.

Carol S. said...

These flowers are gorgeous...wow! Sweet block, too!

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

Your peonies are beautiful, the garden and the stitched versions. How wonderful it is to have a plant from your Grandma’s garden. So special!

-Soma