Sunday, January 19, 2014

Quilter 501 - Block 1 - French General fabrics

I absolutely love this quilt and have just finished my first block.  I have decided to only use my French General fabrics and to do it in needle turn applique and broderie perse.  The backgrounds will be assorted solids from the collection....mainly shades of beige.  The darker grey, denim fabrics will be used for the leaves, arcs and stems. 
 It is an experiment, but I have a resolution to use stash materials this year on new projects.  :)

13 comments:

  1. Another great block and fabric choices, this is so fun to see all the variety

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    1. In my opinion, it doesn't get better than French General......I just love the hues and vintage aspects. Can't wait for the next block.

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  2. What's not to love when using French General fabrics - your block is wonderful!!

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    1. I love love love French General. The only collection I don't have is Josephine......and it is coming, I am sure. I am trying to resist buying more but.......

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    1. The buds were fun to do. Now I have to decide if I do the same broderie perse buds on each block.....or use some of the magnificent other little flowers available in French general.

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  4. I love your choice of fabrics! If I hadn't already started with repoductions, I would seriously consider coping you. Great job!

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    1. I too was torn between the two choices......perhaps do TWO....one of each. I am still thinking about that. Always suffering from delusions of grandeur.... :)

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    1. No, the buds aren't 3-D....just broderie perse. But what a great idea! Wouldn't that be fun to try!

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  6. Beautiful block - the broderie perse is a wonderful addition!

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  7. Lovely, I adore broderie perse they are perfect for buds ! ;)

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