For some reason, this block seemed to be taking a long time! Finally, it’s finished!
The first thing I did was change the carpet. I wanted the tablecloth to be the focus of this block. The first fabric I used for the carpet fought with the fabric for the tablecloth, so I changed it. Maybe it’s because they both read as “mediums” or maybe it’s because they are both “busy”. Either way, it just wasn’t working! I prefer to audition a few (or more!) fabrics until I find the one that screams “I am the one!”
Out with the old…
…in with the new!
Next, I added the bottom layer of the tablecloth. I did not need to make another template, I just used the one from the original tablecloth. Of course, it didn’t have to be the full size, so I just used what I needed.
Then, I added the vase, some vines and a couple of apple stems. The fabric for the vase is from a line called “Maid of Honor” by Bonnie Sullivan and Maywood Studios. It actually looks like cracked pottery!
Lots of leaves followed, along with a couple of apples. Or are they peaches?
This morning I embroidered the cherry stems…
…and yippee! This block has just had a bubble bath and is resting comfortably!!
Til next time…