Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Davis's Girls Progress!


Today I pieced the middle three blocks together and then I was able to add the butterflies and birds.
On the original, they are left plain, but I might do some simple stitching in them, later, we shall see.

The original has orange butterflies, so I used some of my hand dyed wool that is more of an orange red.
The tree pattern was done by folding the fabric in half and then cutting them out, I think mine came out a bit too thick. Three more ladies to go, then I can start adding the sashing.

The pattern is from the book, "Civil War Woman", by Barbara Brackman.


Yesterday we were able to get out for a walk, before the rains came. The swans were out, but no babies yet.


12 comments:

Patti said...

Lovely! Both your quilt squares and the swan.
Blessings, patti

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Everything looks beautiful!!

paulette said...

I'm loving your quilt!!! Also the swan is so beautiful! There were about 8 swimming in the ocean yesterday when we past them while on our hike. Gorgeous birds and so big!

Karen said...

We have swans in this area. They visit the small lake behind our house every now and then. Mostly they hang out on a smaller body of water where someone feeds them.
I am enjoying watching the progress on your blocks. The one tree sure has lots of berries. I think you have used wool for them.

HomeSpunPrims said...

Debbie,
Your quilt is just wonderful. I know it's a lot of work but what a treasure you will have. Everything is just perfect on it. I'll look forward to seeing it all together.

I love swans. There are some further north of us we like to watch when we get up that way. Hugs, Lori

annie said...

Really like them!

Deb said...

Your squares really look great!!

Soggibottom said...

Ah, snap :-) They are beautiful looking birds even though Freya didn't think so :-) I had never seen a black one till we came here either :-) Lovely lovely blocks coming along Debbie. Love to see it all when it's finished.
:-) X X X

Allie said...

LOVE those blocks Debbie, I don't think your trees came out too thick at all, they have a very folk-art feel and I just love them. Great pic of the swan!

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

I rarely see swans. They do come here but never when I catch them. Love this new work.

Michelle May said...

Oh I do love those blocks! I'll have to check out that book.
Beautiful swan. They are such magnificant critters.

Deborah O'Hare said...

I am looking forward to seeing how this one turns out!