QUILT INFO

The quilt block shown is made from a pattern called "Garden of Hollyhocks" and is found in Norma Whaley's book "Sweet and Simple".

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Shenandoah Botanical Mountain Laurel Block

I made the Mountain Laurel block almost twice.  I say almost as I decided that the green I used was too dark.  I only had three buds to add when I decided this.  Here is my finished block.


I have tried three times to get a good picture of the reject block and the keeper side by side.  Just couldn't get a really good one but will share the best of the three.


I think I will go ahead and finish the reject block and hold onto it.

You can visit the Facebook page for the sew-along here and see the variety of fabrics others have selected.

Karen

26 comments:

  1. Gee whiz, the reject (?) block is nice too..I like the darker stems/leaves...hugs, Julierose

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  2. Lovely Karen - and I do like the 'keeper' best! But maybe the other could make a nice quilt label on the back - something I have done before with 'reject' blocks. Seems a shame to waste all that work :)

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  3. Your blocks are both beautiful! Happy to hear you will save the darker block for another project. As always, I LOVE your color combination for these blocks too!

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  4. Oh my is the applique awesome. What great craftsmenship. Love your block.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  5. They both look great--never toss a block--you will find a purpose for it

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  6. I see a beautiful pillow cover or table topper in that 'reject' :)

    Lovely blocks, both and beautiful applique ! :)

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  7. I see a beautiful pillow cover or table topper in that 'reject' :)

    Lovely blocks, both and beautiful applique ! :)

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  8. I like them both, but I can see why you like the higher contrast.

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  9. I know you will find a good use for your reject. Sometimes it's hard to listen to that little voice in your head that is telling you to go another way until deep into the project--that's how I end up with my rejects--lol! Your applique is lovely!

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  10. Love seeing your progress and you motivate me to do some appliqué this year.

    Debbie

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  11. The dark background for your applique really sets off the flowers. I'd finish the reject too. You're so close. I'm sure you'll find a good use for it. Maybe the label.

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  12. This is a such lovely block :-)
    And I love your header!
    xx

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  13. Pretty blocks! Hope you find a home for the reject. It's to pretty to sit too long as an orphan.

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  14. You can always use the "reject" (pretty as it is!) in the center of a medallion or a small quilt. Such a pretty block!!

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  15. Wow, I can't see the difference!! Both are lovely!!!

    Wishing you a Joyous Christmas Season

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  16. There is more contrast in your second one, but I really like your "reject". : )

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  17. I like both blocks! I could see any of the SVBAQ blocks being used as the center of a wall hanging or pillow. Looking forward to seeing your next block!

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  18. Karen los dos bloques son preciosos!!!
    saludos

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  19. Hello Karen !
    I like both of them but my favourite goes to the second with light green ! Great appliqué for your two blocks ! Congratulations....:)

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  20. They're both beautiful! Love anything with applique!

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  21. Seriously, LOVE them both!! Have the best Christmas, Karen and all the best in 2016!!
    Big hug!
    P

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  22. Good choice to switch to the lighter green but... Lots of work! Both are pretty!

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  23. Hi Karen, I like both of your blocks but I guess the lighter green shows up more against the dark background. All the best in the coming year.

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  24. WOW that's pretty. I like it both light and dark. Happy New Year, Karen!

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  25. Both blocks are lovely - even the discard looks wonderful. I'm really enjoying seeing what people are doing with their blocks. I'm so tempted to make this quilt!

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  26. Finally catching up, both are really pretty to me. Happy New Year Karen.

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