Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Hop to It: "Rose Hip Heart"

The group I'm in that is working through Edyta Sitar's Hop to It quilt decided last meeting that we weren't going to focus on specific blocks each month. Rather, it will be up to each individual as to what block to work on. So for this month, I decided to focus on block 1 of the quilt, "Rose Hip Heart."

Hop to It, block 1
Overall, I'm pleased with how it came out. I made a couple of mistakes with my flower placement, but I don't think it's noticeable unless compared to the original design. There was also a little bit of drama in the making of this block. As I went to stitch down the very last piece, I realized it was missing! Gah! After 10 minutes of focused searching (including an exploration of the couch crevices that revealed a number of toys, coins, and pins and resulted in an impromptu late-night vacuuming session), my eagle-eyed husband found it in the middle of the floor. Huzzah! I really didn't want to have to prep another one of those circles.

I used needleturn applique with freezer paper on top for the majority of the block, bias bars to make the stems, and Karen Kay Buckley's Perfect Circles for all of the circular pieces. But the most fun part of this block for me was choosing the fabrics. I'm really loving how this quilt mixes both batiks and prints. For a totally different take on the block, you should definitely check out Carrie P.'s beautiful version, done all in Martinique by 3 Sisters for Moda. Gorgeous!

7 comments:

  1. You have the patience of the saints to do all that applique. It is just lovely.

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  2. Nice work! I love the circle flowers.

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  3. Wonderful colors. I'm looking forward to seeing this quilt progress!

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  4. You did beautifully selecting the fabric! Funny about your late night vacuuming session. I hate when pieces go missing.

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  5. Love it Robin, Love the fussy cut flowers.
    I just put a post up about our newest block from my applique group. Check it out when you have a minute.

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