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:

Julierose said...

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

Every Stitch said...

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 :)

Aunt 'Reen said...

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!

Flickenstichlerin said...

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

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

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

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

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

Lovely blocks, both and beautiful applique ! :)

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

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

Lovely blocks, both and beautiful applique ! :)

Barb said...

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

Karen in Breezy Point said...

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!

WoolenSails said...

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

Debbie

Kyle said...

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.

Radka said...

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

em's scrapbag said...

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

Lori said...

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

Doniene said...

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

Wishing you a Joyous Christmas Season

Janet O. said...

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

Dawn said...

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!

belarmina said...

Karen los dos bloques son preciosos!!!
saludos

CecileD said...

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

Julie Cefalu said...

They're both beautiful! Love anything with applique!

paulette said...

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

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

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

Nancy said...

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.

Allie-oops Designs said...

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

Karen H said...

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!

Karen said...

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