The block I am working on from the Civil War Bride had a lot of leaves on it.
Boredom was starting to set in, so thank goodness I had some emergency chocolate stashed away!
I stitched a bit…ate a chocolate…stitched a bit…ate a chocolate…until finally all the leaves and flowers were stitched in place.
I was worried that my pink flower looked a little…well….pale. It seemed to fade into the background.
So I carefully drew around the outer edge with a pink Sharpie marker. Much better, I think!
Til next time…
9 thoughts on “Lots of Leaves!”
Your block is beautiful! That’s my favorite chocolate – mmmmm :0) The pink sharpie marker does the trick – I would never have noticed it but it makes such a difference.
Thanks! IT’s my favorite chocolate too! Which explains why I have a stash of it!
Very pretty Kerry! Great idea to outline with a marker. I know in the past the Austrailian appliqué artists would outline with a single strand of stem stitching. From your recent post, I see you live in Canada. For some reason I thought you lived in North Carolina in the US. Blogging is such fun…we meet folks from all over the world.
Thanks Missy. Yes I live in Canada. I love blogging for that reason. Otherwise, how would we have met?!
I always love your little tips! This is a great block. I have a (little) stash of chocolate for emergencies like that too. Just can’t let the husband know or it’ll be gone in a flash.:)
So true! I use it only in case of quilting emergencies!
I love your idea of emergency chocolate!
It has come in handy many times!
I love the effect all the different patterns and shades of green create for the leaves. It makes is so interesting to look at. Your stuff is always fantastic!