My Stitch Therapy group starts next month and I finally settled on a project: Lisa's Flower Garden from Primitive Gatherings.
|I've wanted to do this little quilt for years!|
|I had purchased the Hoopla pattern, Calico Garden Quilt several years ago. It's the pattern for the original quilt by Florence Peto. Both Calico Garden and Lisa's Garden have three inch blocks. Even though the Hoopla pattern included the applique pieces already printed on freezer paper, I decided it would be easier for the group to use the Primitive Gatherings pattern since the actual size block lay-outs are included in Lisa's Garden.|
I made a few samples from the Hoopla pattern to "entice" people to join the group:
|Of course, you could do needle turn applique as the original quilt was done. My original intention was to do the quilt this way..... until I made this block.|
|Embroiderers could do the designs in red work....|
|or if they want more color, they could crayon tint them.|
|I've decided I will do my blocks with wool applique---easy peasy and lots of opportunity to do some fancy stitching like the bullion stitch I did around the center of this flower.|
Our group meets at Colorz on the third Monday of April through September. I 'm very excited to start this project! Everyone has had their own "take" on every project we have done in the past and it's so thrilling to see one pattern interpreted so many ways! And for those that want some direction, Colorz owner, Denise, will be putting together some yummy wool and cotton fabrics for starter kits. It's going to be a fun little quilt to stitch up with friends!