March found me still working on the top border for the Buhl quilt. The monthly patterns have divided the borders into parts so the applique is manageable to be able to accomplish before the next set of patterns is available. This month, I added the flower on the left and two flowers on the right hand side.
I started working on a new quilt project. It is "Farmer's Market" and is found in the Blackbird Design's book "Fresh Picked". There are ten applique blocks. Five designs and you make two of each. The second set is reversed from the first set. The first block design is called "Garden Lily".
The quilt has pieced blocks also. There are two designs....both hour glass type blocks. Much of the fabric used in the book sample was from Blackbird Designs line called "Country Orchard". I am not sure what other fabrics are used but there is definitely at least one other line. "Country Orchard" does not have the darker greens. "Country Orchard" has been in the quilt shops for a good while. I did a search and was able to find many of the pieces. The fabrics are what originally caught my eye for this quilt. I added to the purchased fabric by pulling from my stash. Something I like to do anyhow. The applique is not overly time consuming and an enjoyable stitch. I hope to fly through the applique process. I still have to cut out the pieced block parts.
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