Monday, July 3, 2017

Shenandoah Valley Botanical Quilt - Last Block Month

Happy July my friends!

 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!

We have arrived at the last block which is supposed to be a rainbow, stars and a sun but I went another direction for mine as you can see...




 I chose to make a cross with a wreath of dogwood blossoms and my signature initials and date, as the top was finished in October 2016.


This top has been such a joy to make!  I am now in the process of quilting it!

8 comments:

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I love your change. Gorgeous.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

These blocks are breathtaking.

Julierose said...

These blocks are amazing...just lovely....and I also like your change...hugs, Julierose

Jeanna said...

Your quilt top is so pretty, love the cross block. I can't wait to see this one quilted and finished.

Linda said...

That is a beautiful quilt Kris! I love your version of the last block. Perfect!

Patty said...

This is spectacular! I saw a picture of the quilting go by in IG - are you quilting the background or the background plus applique?

Crazy for Art said...

Really beautiful Kris! Congrats on a spectacular finish!

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

The dogwoods are beautiful. One of my favourite flowers. I love spotting them whenever we go to Yosemite in Spring. I love your stitched dogwoods. The whole collection of blocks look amazing, Kris!

-Soma