Friday, July 8, 2011

Another Chinese style block

Here is another block from my Chinese embroidery quilt. Not really sure what to call the flower, perhaps a Dahlia. I am really having fun picking out the shading for the flowers in these blocks. I am finally cutting into hand dyed fabric that I have had for many years (before batiks were even in quilt stores). I also use printed shaded fabrics, large prints of flowers that are shaded and some batiks. I am not really fond of needleturning batiks but sometimes they are the only thing I can find that has the color and texture I am looking for. The butterflies are fun too. I am using mostly prints with metallics on them - some are Asian fabrics and some come from a Christmas line. Picking out the perfect fabric and fussy cutting to fit is probably my favorite part of applique but then again I do love to just sit and stitch once the block is all ready!


Cheri said...

Wow Heather, your Chinese blocks are wonderful. Such attention to detail. You are excellent at shading.

Janet said...

What gorgeous applique you do Heather, you are very talented with the needle. All your projects are amazingly beautiful.