New Orleans House Project

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Hospital Sketches BOM: Never Give Up!

No surprise - I'm still trying to catch up with my appliqué blocks for Barbara Brackman's Hospital Sketches BOM.

The June block was Pineapple.  The pattern introduction also featured a great story about Walt Whitman visiting Civil War hospitals in Washington, DC.  Highly recommended reading!

My fabric choices don't look so great in the photograph, but the blue print on a white background does show up better in person.  If I were doing the block over, I think I'd choose a different fabric, maybe a with a light blue background.  Learning about appliqué fabric choices was one of my goals for this project, and I've already learned lots!

The July block was Mountain Laurel.  I finished prepping all the leaves yesterday.  I just need to make the bias stems for each batch of leaves and I'll be ready to stitch everything in place.  

The next block in the series is Tennessee Rose.  I doubt I'll finish Mountain Laurel and get a good start on the rose before a new block is introduced this coming Wednesday.  It's OK, I'll just keep working through at my own speed!  It's all about the process, not the result - right?

11 comments:

  1. Love your blocks with all those blues.

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  2. You are the Queen of Blue! Lovely work!

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  3. Very pretty blocks--I like those soft blues a lot..hugs, Julierose

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  4. Yes! And the fabrics you have combined are gorgeous! It will definitely be worth the wait.

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  5. Very nice blocks! I love the blues.

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  6. Your blocks are beautiful! You aren't that far behind--no worries and yes, enjoy the process!

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  7. You are doing a lovely job on these blocks, Angie! Are you enjoying the process? This project would be pure torture for me.

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  8. I love seeing your blocks in pretty blues. The pineapple one is going to be a stunner.

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  9. Very very pretty! I want to make this quilt! I am beginning to think I am a wanna be quilter! I need to get with it, now hubby and I are both going through Cataract surgeries - his Sep mine Oct! Oh well! No wonder my applique has not been up to my standards!!!! You will have a beauty when completed!

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  10. Your blues are so gorgeous! For some unknown reason I seem to be managing to keep up each month. Maybe because of my crazy color scheme. Love these blues!

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  11. Yessss all about process. The all blues are so pretty. I know what you mean - blues/whites are hard to photograph well - but to me these look really pretty! This is one BOM I wish I'd joined, but at the time it wasn't manageable.

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