Saturday, April 1, 2017

Shenandoah Valley Botanical Quilt, Rose of Sharon

Happy April 1st!

This is a project I am hoping to finish this year, my top is sewn but I am spacing out my block reveal to follow along with the sew-along.   I am hoping to get my top sandwiched and quilted soon.  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 April, Rose of Sharon:

This block had lots of tiny bits, I love the Rose of Sharon plant and we are blessed with a large "hedge" of them bordering our garage.  I looked for a photo to show but came up empty - I will have to wait until this summer :)


Aunt 'Reen said...

I love your version of this quilt block!
I admire your patience and attention to detail.
There are so many tiny pieces cut and stitched into these small blocks of yours. So delicate and beautiful!

Patty said...

So pretty. I don't believe I've ever seen that flower in 'real life' said...

Oh love your block. I had never seen a rose of sharon until I moved here. Recently we had an offer from the Arbor Day foundation for a donation they would send us 6 Rose of Sharon. Jeff wanted me to buy them to replace our ancient Lilacs along the road.

Missy Shay said...

Very pretty!

Little Quiltsong said...

Such a sweet block!! Love the Rose of Sharon bushes - you have a whole hedge - must look awesome!!

Jeanna said...

Very pretty block. I love seeing everyone's variations each month.

Soma @ said...

The petals are so delicate. This is such a pretty block, Kris! I love it :)