I am very close to have all the blocks of Civil War Bride Quilt finished. Yipee!
This block went together pretty quickly. As I was working on it, I kept thinking that something was missing. Like stems, leaves and flowers. Not a single one in the entire block!
So I started with a bird and a rooster.
And I added a cat.
There was something that was nagging at me about the combination of fabrics I was using, so I moved onto the butterflies. I did a little bit of fussy-cutting for the butterfly wings. I made a few sets of wings so I could audition them.
These butterflies made the final cut.
These ones didn’t. Although very interesting, all I see is raccoon eyes!
And cat eyes!
So you can see from the finished block, the red calico cat is now black, and the blue bird is red. It is always good to keep your options open!
Speaking of options, the brochure from The Elly Sienkiewicz Applique Academy is now online! So many great teachers and awesome classes! Time to start checking out all the options!
Til next time,