Monday, August 24, 2009

Peony Bloom

I must say, I was pleasantly surprised and pretty pleased with the outcome of Peony Bloom, from the Red Delicious BOM. I was afraid my peonies would look like big red blobs, but once I started adding the stems, it magically transformed them into beautiful flowers. Patience is definitely a prerequisite if you are needle-turning this block. The petals have lots of tiny points and there is no room for error when placing them. Is anyone else, out there, attempting to needle-turn Red Delicious?

I also finished my August Country Calendar block.


And, my Morris Workshop fabric finally arrived. Isn't it beautiful?

Until next week.....happy quilting!

Karen

19 comments:

loulee said...

Wow, your peonies look stunning. I was doing red delicious as red work, but it seems to have fallen by the way side and I've stopped collecting parts. You know how it is with a mystery sometimes. I'm still going with Country Calender though.

Catherine said...

Your peonies are fabulous! Gorgeous fabrics for the Morris Workshop! Such rich colours!

Quilter Going Bananas said...

I'm working on this RD block too! I'm not doing
needleturn applique though :^) Combo of machine and hand sewing. Your Morris Workshop fabric is gorgeous!

Kathie said...

beautiful block, oh don't you love those fabrics!
Kathie

Ruth's Place said...

The peony block has come up very well and your new fabrics are stunning!!

Fiesta said...

Karen I have not started my red delicious but I did do an applique from the William Morris book and it is so hard? Some of those stems are tiny and have little pickers and I am really having a hard time. The applique in that book was machine blanket stitched and I think but using the needle turn method I am actually making it smaller than what it already is.

Miriam said...

I love the Morris Workshop fabrics.

Well done with your needle turn applique, your peony block looks beautiful.

Jackie said...

The peonies look fantastic! I just love the fabrics for the Morris Workshop. Just beautiful!

Crispy said...

Wow you Peony is fabulous!! Those Morris fabrics are beautiful, so rich looking.

Crispy

Karen said...

The Red Delicious block turned out wonderful! I can see that it took some careful stitching with those tiny points.
I had to check and see if I had printed out the August pattern on the Country Calendar. Seeing yours reminded me. You are keeping up and that's a good thing. Can't say the same for myself.

Quilt Hollow said...

Love, love those red fabs!!

Funoldhag said...

Gorgeous block, Karen. That would be a hard block to needleturn, but you have really done a wonderful job. Red Delicious will be so pretty when it is all together. I ordered the William Morris book and was surprised to see that the quilts are machine appliqued. So many beautiful methods out there. The fabric is yummy!! Carol

Candace said...

Beautiful work on the peonies, Karen! I admire your patience! I've been eyeing the Morris fabric, too - I can't wait to see what you do with it!
Cheers!

Janet said...

Wow, you did a fantastic job on the block, it looks gorgeous.

Carrie P. said...

Karen, your neeedle turn applique is the best. Your block is beautiful. I am doing mine in redwork and I am way behind.

Robin said...

The peony block is gorgeous!!! I've been collecting the Red Delicious patterns, but haven't started yet. I do plan to do needleturn.

The stitchery is so cute!

Gladys said...

Hola, Karen! Gracias por su visita y sus palabras! Aquí está por llegar la primavera y yo estoy esperando por las flores y el sol! Muchos BESOTES!!!
Google Traductor: "Hi, Karen! Thanks for your visit and your words! Here spring is coming and I'm waiting for the flowers and the sun! Muchos besotes!"

-girl from the bush said...

your block looks absolutly wonderful! I'm not doing this b.o.m but wish i was sometimes. thanks for the lovely comments on my blog too. sue~n.z.

Kathy said...

Karen, thank you for your note re the Freddy Moran Class. I posted about it and am still on a high after spending two days with her. Also, thank you all the great blog-links.
Kathy