Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Civil War Bride Block One

One down, nineteen to go!
What a great block to stitch. I love the irregularity of the pattern. It makes it more real.
I've been wondering what the two brown objects are at the top of the block. I did them in a similar colour to the original pattern and have ruled out it being foliage, as all foliage in the original quilt was done with the same green fabric. So, what else can it be? Could it be bird's nose diving? This quilt has lots of birds in it.

Until next week.....happy quilting!

Karen

28 comments:

Paula said...

Well done. It is beautiful, I like it!!!!!

Janet said...

It's wonderful Karen, well done! I always thought those two objects were birds in the original. Maybe not.

Fiesta said...

Karen it is stunning. could it be feathers?

Crispy said...

Wow Karen the block is wonderful!! Well Done!!

Crispy

Jackie said...

Your applique is just beautiful!! I am not sure what those brown pieces are. But you are right, they do look like birds taking a nose dive.

Karen said...

I bet they are trees in the background. (Winter trees) Or maybe floating bird feathers! :0)
Your block looks wonderful, Only 19 more....

Quilt Hollow said...

It is a different and charming block for sure. You know, it almost reminds me of when we were kids in school and we would put a small dabble of paint on a sheet of paper, fold it in half and open it up....mirror images and no telling what you make of it. This is a good compliment...don't get me wrong!

*karendianne. said...

Oh Karen, I must say, this block surely grabbed my attention. Immediately. I had to come and see and say oooh and ahhh!

As for what we're seeing in the brown area, I tend to see a fruit of some kind. I thought of my grandmothers Fig tree.

Excellent choice of fabrics, too. Yummy!

Sherri said...

It's gorgeous...love, love, love your fabric choices!

Mrs Quilty said...

That's hilarious! Birds nose diving! Well, that's what it looks like! It's a beautiful block!! Nice job!

Funoldhag said...

So pretty, Karen - your applique is the best. What are those little brown things? Kind of looks like a pair of hands ready to embrace the bouquet. Very skinny arms, though! Love your fabrics. Carol

Candace said...

The block is gorgeous! Maybe the brown things are oak leaves? I like the feather idea as well!
Cheers!

Deb said...

It is georgous

Stina said...

Just wonderful... love the apples!! :o)

Yvette said...

It's fabulous!

Carrie P. said...

A fantastic block. Good job. Good question about those things. No idea but maybe the person just added something to fill in the space.

Kathie said...

it is so pretty , just love your fabric choices.
Kathie

Busy As Can Be said...

Wow! I love it! And getting the first one done is the best start!

Catherine said...

It's fabulous -- your fabric choices are super! I think they're diving birds.

Purple Pam said...

Wow! Beautiful block, and only 19 more to go! You certainly have dedication. Your blog is great, so colorful and informative.

Notjustnat said...

Hi Karen, thanks for leaving a comment on my CWBQ block. Your first block turned out great. Sorry if I thought your background was green. I can see it better in this pic. I am going to sign up to be your follower too - Hugs Natima

LindaSue said...

Beautiful block. I posted some pictures and stuff to my blog. Go and check it out. Added myself to your followers and you can add yourself to mine. Did the email thing too.

Thanks for the comment.

Sharyn said...

Yummy!

Lizzie said...

Great block Karen and fabulous colours, if you go to the August posts (one of mine) there is a lady called Denise who sent me photo's of her block, they are definitely birds. She was making her own patterns from the pictures of the original top. Such an interesting quilt this one!
Lizzie
XX

Quiltbirdie said...

Ok, it's going to sound weird, but I think the brown things are designs on the wallpaper in the background of the vase.

Why would birds be diving into a flower arrangement?

See, I told you it was going to sound weird.

Bizarre Quilter said...

I think they are just leaves...what a lovely block.

Priscilla Kawakami said...

I think the brown shapes are birds. The same shapes are repeated in other blocks and the original quilter embroidered eyes on the shapes. The twin bird block next to the table in the original has one of these shapes and I think the weird bird in the cat/dog/rooster/hen block is the same creature but on its feet and in profile. What it is I don't know. The original artist was drawing animals that did not live in her neighborhood except in a traveling circus but she differentiated the leaves nicely from apple, to chestnut, to rose so I think she was being as accurate as she could be in her portrayal.

Sujata Shah said...

I love this pattern! Your applique work is gorgeous!
I need to look into this pattern! It is very inviting!