It's a good thing flowers are light weight or this cheeky bird might not be able to carry that flower that's half as big as he is!
I had fun making this basket block but I'm not sure it "works." Maybe those flowers look more like strawberries. Maybe it's not obvious that the bird picked the flower. (And how does one create the impression of movement in an applique block, anyway?) Maybe that peach/red flower hanging over the basket doesn't work because of the brown part, no real stem, and no leaves. I seem to see a block much more clearly after the parts are all stitched in place, much less so when I'm playing with parts.
Sometimes when I finish an applique block I imagine other possibilities and know I may make changes, this block included.
There is only one block left in this sew-along and Cheri has already posted the pattern on her Facebook page. It is smaller than the others. I'm looking forward to Cheri's finishing suggestions for this quilt. I was hoping it would be at least lap size but I think it will be smaller.
My husband told me today that he really likes these blocks. He said he thinks I should not put them together into a quilt but should finish them as they are and hang them or frame them. Well, I don't know....
I'm linking this post to
> Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts
> TGIFF at Quilting is more fun than Housework
> Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? at Confessions of a Fabric Addict
> finish it up Friday at crazy mom quilts
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