"I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers."
~ Claude Monet
Could this also be perhaps the case for quilters? There are many vintage patterns that are based on flowers as is my latest block for the Centennial Sampler. This weekend I choose to only make one as I wanted to get some time in on my hand quilting. I sewed "Bridal Bouquet" and love the old fashionedness of this block. Okay, I know that is not a word but I like it. I was actually glad I had only prepared this one block as there was quite alot of set~in piecing (visible Y seams if you enlarge the photo) to be done and I would not have finished a second block. As you can see, I have now added yet another color which is pink.
I wanted to answer a question Joni asked in my last entry about using 3 purples and 3 greens when I sewed the spider web. I did this deliberately as in days gone by, they were less acurate as we are now. They used what they had not going out to buy quilt fabric for a project which is a modern day luxury. For this reason, I did not want the fabrics to be too well distributed among the design. I am making subtle 'mistakes' along the way to continue with that old~fashionedness theme. I have had humorous comments from ladies in my quilt group about not matching the stripes in my hourglass block too. They said it was 'so unlike Heidi'. *grins*