Friday, March 26, 2010

Lots to Love

I finished this block today and I have to say it's my favorite so far. It's called Orange Tree Topiary. I love everything about it!

I love the stuffed oranges and the three dimensional orange blossoms. I love the little bird.
I wish I knew how a piece of this scrumptious orange mottle ended up in my applique fabric stash. I know I didn't buy it as yardage or a fat quarter. It must have been in a bag of scraps I bought somewhere. I found it when I was working on one of the last blocks of the Baltimore Album top I finished a couple months ago. And there was just enough left to use for the oranges on this block. I love the shadings. If I could find this fabric I'd love to use it to make another Dutch Treat quilt. (yep..I'm nuts, I know!).

Here are the first six blocks of this BOM. Be sure to hop over to Lyn Brown's website to read about the significance of each block. Tomorrow she'll be posting a 7th block..can't wait!


karenfae said...

it is a pretty block for sure :)

Teaquilts said...

Mary are you in the Army? Do you do more by 9am than most people do all day? That's what your quilting reminds me of. I just cannot believe how fast you are making these blocks. They are as usual, gorgeous!

Can you tell me how you got the tiny white flowers on the orange block? Looks interesting...

Barb said...

YOu sure are a master at getting these blocks done...they are truly wonderful!!

Crispy said...

OMGosh I love this block too!! How wonderful to find that perfect piece for the oranges.

Naw you aren't nuts, a little ambitious but not nuts LOL.


Geta Grama said...

It's a fantastic block !I love everything about it, too!
Very pretty fabric for those oranges...
Are there other 3D blocks ?
It will be a wonderful quilt.

Sunna Reyr said...

I love this block too and when I look at it, somehow the leaf and the branch where the bird sits have more depth to it than the other leafs and branches. Are the flowers silk? or something like that?

Army?... Drill Sergeant?... sorry, but this just sounded too funny.