"She seeks wool & flax, And works willingly with her hands" ~ Proverbs 31:13

November 16, 2015

Shenandoah Valley Botanical Album Quilt {Sew Along Month 2 - Iris Block}

I'm really enjoying working on the blocks for this quilt each month.  I'm especially enjoying the process of choosing fabrics for each block, finding the coordinates from the Tula Pink collections I'm working with that play well together as well as the colorful background fabrics I've chosen.

November aka Month 2 of the Shenandoah Valley Botanical Album Quilt Sew Along was the Blue Flag or Iris Block. I was a bit puzzled at when I first saw the name Blue Flag for this block as it appeared to me to be an Iris. I did find it interesting to learn Blue Flag was just another name for Iris. Iris' are one of my favorite flowers in the garden. I was a bit sad to see that there were no Iris anywhere on the property at our new place when we moved in, yet even after two years here I haven't managed to get any planted....too busy quilting I guess, well that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

I made a couple of changes to the layout of my block from the original. I took the stems for the side shoots and extended them down into the bulb instead of having them come out from the stem so abruptly. I thought it seemed a bit more natural if those additional buds came up from the rhizome. The difference is very subtle and barely noticeable, though I like the change.

Original Blue Flag block

Background Fabric Designer Essential Solids - Hyacinth
Shenandoah Valley Botanical Album Quilt - Sew Along Progress

Pop on over to the SVBAQ - Sew Along blog HERE to see more blocks from others participating in the sew along.  While you're there you can pick up the pattern for the quilt and join in the fun. All the proceeds from your pattern purchase benefit the Virginia Quilt Museum.

I'm off to create a label for my son's Graduation Quilt, he'll be impressed that I'll be giving it to him when he comes home for Thanksgiving (only 6 months after he graduated).  Pictures and the story behind the quilt coming soon. 

Thanks  for stopping by and letting me share my quilting adventures with you!
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God Bless & Happy Quilting!
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