If I ever do a hand applique Baltimore album quilt, it has to have a ship on one of the blocks.
I know, two of the same block. There are two of these in the quilt. I haven't looked at the layout in months, so I am not sure why there are two of the same.
This block certainly tested my patience. So many stops and starts with the stems and berries. I run the thread to the back with a self-threading needle. Then tie off the threads with a double knot. Then run the threads through some of the stitching on the back using the self-threading needle again. That gives you an idea of the work involved with each stop.
Hey, Mary! A pineapple. Mary from Quilt Hollow knows I like pineapples on my quilts.
I listened to the Bee Gees on my Zune while stitching on these blocks. Good thing I have lots of Bee Gees music. Well, back to the sewing machine.