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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Another UFO that I've been working on. This one dates back to 2009.
My friend E and I liked this block from Michele Hill's book, William Morris in Appliqué, so we both started one. Not sure if she finished hers either.

For mine I thought it would make a great wall hanging to cover my closet door.
Years ago when we were painting this room, we discovered that the old fashioned door actually had a glass insert that had been painted over. So we scraped the paint off and now I can look into my closet and see all my clothes. Hmmm, I guess that's why the glass was painted over.
Ultimately, I'd like to make a stained glass insert, but I never seem to have the time. So a wall hanging will be much faster, maybe.
These stems are taking forever! I even re-drew them. The book was written with the intent of fusing these pieces, but I'm a needle turner and so I just had to work a little harder to get it perfect.

I'm working on my second block now. Then I need to come up with a way to extend it three more inches to cover the glass. But I'll wait till I finish the second block to figure that out.

Take care, Brandie


Lori said...

Love the story of the glass closet door. Not sure I'd want one either! LOL
What a pretty block!!

M and M plus 3 said...

Oh my! I love this, only wished I could enlarge it to see it better. It's simply gorgeous!

Carrie P. said...

Lovely block. Weell, That was a lot of work scraping off the paint.

Anita said...

Beautiful, all the more amazing for being needle turn.

Jo said...

Gorgeous!!! Wish I could appliqué even half as well as you! Love the colors too. Wanted to see what you were working on last night but didn't want to get too close. I am so sick of being sick :0(
btw, love the blue fabrics you are using for the wedding quilt in your last post. Love your work!

Linda said...

Gorgeous applique!!!