Thursday, March 26, 2009

No More Snow?

The last of the snow in our yard melted just this past weekend (we had a big pile at the end of the driveway that just wouldn't go away), so to celebrate, I made this block.

It's "H-9, Snowflake Melt", an advanced-level block. It wasn't really too hard. Maybe it's the size of the diamonds that made it advanced. I paper pieced most of the block and then used the raw-edge machine buttonhole-stitch applique method for the diamonds. They were the smallest pieces that I've attempted this method with so far, but I worked carefully and am happy with the result. This would have looked horrendous if I had tried needle turn.

Although all the snow has melted, that doesn't mean that there is no chance for any more this spring...April often surprises us in this part of PA...

5 comments:

Nanci said...

How can something with so much colour look so good! It's fabulous and if you keep this up anya, I may yet start these million blocks....well that is definitely a maybe. It really is beautiful.
Her in Ontario, we still have just this much and hopefully with the rain this weekend and 50s plus temps it will be gone!

Karen said...

Snow is always a possiblity even into May but these 50's sure seem great-even if it does rain! At least it isn't snow!!

sparkle jars said...

I've been enjoying seeing the progress of all of your blocks. :-)

Clevelandgirlie said...

LOVE THIS ONE! Pretty batik and the hot pink really compliment eachother. It looks really hard. Nice sharp points, by the way!

Barb said...

OHHHHHHHHH so pretty, I love this block and the colors are to die for...thank you for even more *eye candy*!!