Sunday, 18 September 2011

Cinnia Block of the Month

Last year The Cloth Shop a local quilt shop offered a Block of the Month called Cinnia.  The idea was to fuse and either satin stitch or machine button hole the blocks.  All we knew was that it was going to be a garden of flowers in different sizes done in batiks.  They had the firs sunflower block on display.  I decided to sign up.
 Shortly after receiving my first block I broke a bone in my left foot and could not easily access my sewing machine so I decided to do traditional freezer paper applique by hand instead.
 The echinacea blocks are some of my favourite.
 This whimsical flower brought in some more pink/wine tones.
 Lots of sunflowers, each month one of the fabrics from the previous block was brought forward into the new month,
 Can't you just see the bees buzzing around this garden?
 The largest block was 12" square. The largest rectangle was 9" x 14".
 How are we going to get all these blocks together?
 More sunflower blocks, but more of an aster this time.
 The final block!
 Here is my top before the borders.
 The top with borders, my friend Ethel reversed the triangles and has already machine quilted hers. 
I'm going to hand quilt my piece over the winter and have it ready for next autumn.  It is bound with a green batik.


Marj said...

Love the colors , they are so bright and cheerful. What a happy quilt!

The little book of Nessie said...

Lovely quilt in the making Sandi. The colours are lovely and fresh! Regards, Nessie