Saturday, September 19, 2009
Here are pictures of Esther Aliu's final two Red Delicious blocks of the month that I have left to do. Esther is a very talented designer from Australia. I had been keeping up in a timely fashion until last month and so want to get to work and do my version of her beautiful designs. The basket of cherries looks challenging and will take a while doing all those plump little pieces of fruit and their stems. This one is the final block and I think it is wonderful. The teapot uses a portion of the earlier month's block - there is enough of the striped background to cut off the needed amount for the this block so that one is partially done. In thinking about doing the teapot, I imagine I will embroider the curved lines by hand - ditto the lines in the coffee cup (should have said teacup!). I have all the blocks up on the flannel wall in the basement - and it is going to be a very stunning wallhanging. So, I plan to go downstairs and start digging through my bin of reds and seeing what I can come up with. I love red anyway - so this has been lots of fun for me. Hopefully it won't be too long before I can post at least one of my version of these great patterns. Thank you Esther!