Monday, April 14, 2008

Bohemian Bouquet Block #4


Here’s Bohemian Bouquet Block #4. It is a thistle to celebrate my Scottish heritage (we have McKee and McDanel in my family, and my husband has Armstrong on his side, and he claims to be related to Robert Burns, Scotland's favorite son). My version (needleturn on a black background) is above. My friend DeLane’s version is below, on a cream background. She fused her appliqué and did satin stitch around it. I love the fabric she used for the big leaves; it makes them look even more prickly! Patterns for the entire Mystery Block of the Month series are available on my website, www.bluemoonriver.com. (Each pattern is released on the 15h of the month.)