Thursday, September 1, 2016

Shenandoah Valley Botanical Quilt September Fushia Block

Happy September!!  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 is my version of the block chosen for September, labelled Serratifolia (known to us today as a "Fushia"):

 I love the quirky shapes in this block and am quite happy with the dark pink wools that I picked for the blooms.
 Here is a picture of the current family of blocks...they are quite a site en masse but are hard to capture in the breeze this morning.  I had to chase two of them across my yard after the photo - wow!!
 A bit of an angle to try to show the texture.
The clouds have been pretty gloomy along with a strong breeze at my favorite time to take photos lately, but the clouds have been pretty to look at between the raindrops.  I got my husband to attend my son's last soccer game in the driving rain earlier this week so I am feeling pretty good about the predicted sunshine at tonight's game I will attend  :)
In other news, I have some new chicks...can you spot the new little boy?  Our rooster is getting pretty old so I asked for a little man to be added to our normal chick order.  He's the little light yellow guy.  

Have a wonderful day!


Aunt 'Reen said...

Your SVBAQ block is Beautiful!
I too love the pink wool blooms.
All of your blocks look so fabulous set out together.
This will be an amazing quilt.

Such darling little chicks - your little rooster is equally precious! said...

Your block is very pretty. We were hot and humid yesterday, but today we are breezy and overcast and cooler. They said no rain, but there are some mighty black clouds.

Little Quiltsong said...

Beautiful new block to add to all the others. Love the background fabric you chose - it really compliments all the blocks. The little chicks are so cute! Have fun at your son's soccer game.

Needled Mom said...

Gorgeous new block. I love the tiny little chicks too.

Carol Swift said...

Another beautiful block! This will be amazing when it is all put together. So only one little boy and all those lovely girls around him? Lucky guy!

Dixie @ Arranged Words said...

Such beautiful botanical quilt blocks.
I love the wee chicks.

Patty said...

Your blocks look beautiful. Cute little man and girl chicks!

Soma @ said...

Adorable chicks!! The block looks so pretty! You work magic with wool, Kris :)