Monday, February 16, 2009

Whig Rose Wreath

I do, very occasionally, hand applique. And I can prove it:

This block is an historic reproduction quilt block (done in c.1860 reproduction fabrics). It's known as the Whig Rose Wreath.

Having accomplished one block I then decided I'd done enough of that and framed it out, set it on point, framed that. Set that whole deal on point again, and put a final border around it.

I did add a "Whig Rose" flower in each of the four outer corners, since I had optimistically cut out enough flowers for another wreath block. I didn't want to waste them, but I really don't seem to have the patience yet to do a whole quilt of all hand applique blocks.

Of course, there are only so many borders you can put on a 14 inch block, so the finished size is not large enough to be a bed quilt. But it's the perfect size for a table topper.

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful job on those flowers! You really ought to do more applique.


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