Wednesday, March 11, 2009

One lonely block

I made this block for fun and it's not intended for a quilt so it may just get put away for a pillow or maybe to put in a sampler quilt one day. It's done using the cutaway method of applique which I really enjoy doing. The block as you see it is about 17 1/2 inches.I found the photo of this antique beauty for sale on an antique dealer's site. the blocks are paper cuts done in the scherenschnitte method. I cut a square of freezer paper the size of the block, folded it into eighths , stapled it together, drew the tulip pattern and then cut it out. I ironed the paper pattern onto the red fabric, drew around it and removed the freezer paper. I basted it and proceeded to applique, cutting out just ahead of my stitching.
The block is my version of the one on the second to last row, second from the left. I must add some circles to it one of these days.

20 comments:

Fiesta said...

Janet another beauty by you.
I have never tried this type of applique.
Looks interesting and hard at the same time.

Lurline said...

Just gorgeous, Janet - do add the little circles and don't put it away - one of the most difficult forms of applique, I think - those shapes are so close - beautiful!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Amy said...

Oh my ,its beautiful......I think you need to do the whole quilt in your spare time,lol! Amy

QuiltedSimple said...

This is gorgeous - very pretty! Very beautiful..
Kris

norma said...

I really love your block. It is too pretty to hide.

Karen said...

Lovely block! I just did a cutaway Dear Jane block and now I am hooked. Such fun. Now I want to make a Hawaiian block.

Kathie said...

I am in awe of this block! and the quilt...
oh you need to try another one..
this would be such a beautiful quilt
Kathie
ah yes I need to go study the blocks....

Jackie said...

Absolutely beautiful work! It looks just like the original!

Kaaren said...

Absolutely gorgeous work! It would be a shame to hide it away.

ranette said...

Oh my....this quilt and your block took my breath away. Please make all of the blocks, please.

erica e said...

gorgeous! absolutely stunning.

Janet said...

Your block is lovely! You definately need to do something with it!! The antique quilt is amazing and very inspiring - just imagine the number of hours put into making it.

Lucy said...

Oh janet, this block is a stunner! Amazing beautiful. Love the quilt too.

Carrie P. said...

Your block is great and so is that quilt. Just keep making more and you will have a quilt in no time. LOL

Janet said...

This is gorgeous. This is traditional done right! Seeing your work makes me want to do it too. Great project to take on a trip.

Kerstin said...

Dear Janet, the block looks really great! Please make some more of them, maybe for a small quilt or a large one. Beautiful done!

pamina said...

Goergeous appliqué once more

Quilts And Pieces said...

Wow! Can you imagine making this! Heck I would be happy to own it!

KateOz said...

Hi - I have just found your blog and saw the red and white quilt in your March 11 posting - wow!! That quilt was for sale on ebay last year, and I printed it off as I was so amazed by it. I thought I would remake it...but of course still haven't. I am very impressed by your block!
Kate in Australia

Leslie said...

Clear red and white is such a stunning combination, and these patterns just make it sing! I know why you wanted to try this one.