Sunday, 15 May 2011

Flowers For Me

Introducing: Hearts Desire: Block 4

This month I’ve purposefully included some sharp points to my design, since life is not always a sun dappled garden of needle- turned circles.

Those little thorns do creep into the stem and I feel that, as in life, the thorny details needed to be represented.

I do always try to think: bigger the thorn, more beautiful the rose

This month my desire is Flowers For Me... and for me alone. For that reason this bloom is not a rose of any identifiable genus, but a flower from some other long forgotten time, blooming in only my garden.

OK! Onto Details….
Isn’t it sad to think our journey together will be finished in just 2 months? I know, I know, you’re all thinking arghh, enough applique already! But can a quilter have too much of a good thing?

This month sees us making 8 sashings to add to our 4 remaining background squares, which when done - we will go on to applique.

There are no further clues about placement this month – that will come together next month. This month concludes the four remaining blocks.

But where each block goes? Nobody will know for sure this month….We are all well versed on our raw edge and needle turn applique by now – you might think that this month is the last final applique hurdle before a breezy ending as we approach the last 2 months.

Well, let me tell you now – I don’t think anyone will guess what’s coming up next month, so if you’re having thoughts of resting or putting aside your applique – resist – because when next month comes, you’re going to be eager to finish your quilt  and invigorated when you see what’s in store to finish this design off.

We are nearly approaching the end of this heartfelt and emotionally charged applique quilt: so many of you have truly made this design your own with personalized fabrics and added small but significant changes that tell your own unique story.
I love looking through the albums as each of you complete your blocks. I know how wonderful this month’s block will look as the next 4 weeks pass….

So, until next month BOM wise,
keep up if you can – it’ll be worth the finish!


  1. Oh my goodness! How exciting and delightful! This is just beautiful! I'm really getting excited about this :)

  2. You are a true artist, you have a gift and thank you for sharing.

  3. So beautiful Esther and thank you so much for your generous sharing of your designs with us. I treasure each one! The pinks in your flowers are the prettiest pinks I've ever seen and I love pink! Can't wait to see what comes next!!

  4. This block is amazing! You keep topping yourself. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Oh my -- these are just gorgeous. I love the flowers, leaves and the fabrics you used for them.

  6. Hi Esther . I love the way this flower is multi layered . Lovely block , nice blog .
    Thank you for the email--cottonreel

  7. WOW, this is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful design.

    I have now officially caved and started block 1.

  8. Wow Esther, this is really gorgeous. I also love that I've never seen anyone bother to put the 'thorns' on the rose stems....thank you again.

  9. Thank you so much for your generosity and your design talents


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