October 4, 2009

Here Comes The Bride

Here comes the Bride yeah! It has taken me long enough, but to be honest I have been working on this block most nights, if I didn't fall as sleep in the middle of it, that is! I am still enjoying it, and every leaf or flower I complete I sit back and admire the progress. I truly believe that I will finish this quilt without a doubt!

Having the group blog motivates me a great deal. I am much more organised with keeping the journal as well. I have no photo of the journal to show you today because I have been busy this weekend attending a pop-up book workshop for both Saturday and Sunday. Will take some photos of the journal next week. I only managed to take a photo of the completed block when I got home this afternoon, thanks to the daylight saving!

Here it is my beautiful bride. I gave her a new hairdo with curved ends. I am happy to add that the fabric for her skirt is the only true civil war fabric I have got in my stash. It's perfect for the skirt. I have added a little lace trim along the bottom edge of the skirt, just to dress her up a little on her wedding day. I hope you like my version of the bride.

These are the blocks I have completed so far. Not too many compared to some other energetic ladies on the group blog , so be sure to hop over and check out everybody's version of this quilt. My next block will be the groom block using the pattern that Lizzie kindly shared with everybody. I will have to work out what I will use to decorate the rest of the block with. I can see that it will be another slow block to complete. I will introduce more fabric in the next block. I am thinking blue for the groom coat, or maybe brown and black. Decisions, decisions! I need some help here please.

13 comments:

PatchworkRose said...

Hi Natima
Jist love that skirt fabric. I have not seen that fabric before in pink and it is perfect. I can report I have finished Block 1 just need to do the apple black bits. Progressing with 2 and 5 as I am saving the bride for later
Keep havving Fun
cheers
Lynne

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful Dear Natima...I am watching all the Quilts and thinking mmmmm...I have to definitely make it...maybe sooner rather than later...Good job...Dzintra♥x

Nedra said...

You have done a beautiful job with the Bride block. This quilt is quite ambitious!

Bunny said...

Beautiful job on your blocks. I really appreciate the work that is put into a quilt like this but there is no way I would ever try to take on this job. I am not an applique person. Wish I was at times.

Pat aka Posh said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!
Fantastic job.. I love it.

gail said...

Natima, I've been enjoying your blocks on the CWB blog and love the idea of a journal! Your work is just lovely! YOU posted that you had very little cival war repro fabric and after reserching I've found that you ladies in Australia pay a pretty price for fabric! Let me know; I would be willing to share from my huge stash of repros! Here in the usa fabric can be very affordable!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow, she is so lovely. And I really love her beautiful skirt. Great job!

Anonymous said...

very lovely Natima, and a nice addition with the lace trim.

Lynda.

Micki said...

What a lovely bride she is!
Great job!
Micki

ivoryspring said...

My goodness, Natima - this is absolutely a beauty!!! I love the bride's dress!

Hugs!

Terry said...

Nat Your bride is just as beautiful as a bride should be.
Like the depth of color in your flowers.
I've slowed down for the past week. Doing other ufo's. 2 off to the quilters. Hope to get back to CWBQ this week end. But maybe not GD and GS are having a sleep over.

Happy stitching Huggs Terry

Kim said...

Excellent!

Serena said...

I have oggled this over and over again! I left it enlarged one day just so I could get inspired. You know what really impressed me Natima? How circular your little cirlces were. I've read that's one of the hardest things to do. As I've said before I also love that you're using stash. If you need more civil war, reproduction prints I have lots of scrap from cutting up my log cabin. Do you want me to include these with your package?? Let me know. I'm off to email you now!

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