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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Garden Steps :: Block Four

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Finally, block four is done! I know that we're now a week behind too...I will be updating the schedule, but I do plan to get back on track too, it just may take a couple blocks, we'll see!

Something you may not know about me is that I love dragonflies.  I have really as long as I can remember, going back to being a child and seeing the real things outside while playing.  As I grew up, they were still something I love {I have a surprising amount of dragonfly paraphernalia...}.  You probably also know that I love purple {obvious? probably!}, so, when I saw Good Fortune, it was like Kate Spain had designed fabric with me in mind...

So, of course, the quilt needed a dragonfly too.  Download the pattern here. {Note, I've had people tell me they're having trouble with downloads...this doesn't seem to be an issue for everyone, but if you have a problem, just send an e-mail and I'll e-mail you the pattern!}.

While the pattern looks simple, do not underestimate {like I did} the amount of time the satin stitching will take...  I also used split stitch around the wings and back stitch for the veins.  I may go back and add a few little dragonflies too...


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  1. OH, this is so pretty, and I like the addition of the dragonfly. Oh, when I still lived in Oregon, we had dragonflies in the most beautiful shade of blue. You would have loved them :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :) :) :)

  2. So I've decided: Since I don't have the time to participate in this bee, you should send me your finished quilt as a gift. :)

  3. This block is my favorite so far. I love it

  4. I finished block 3 so I am ready to do the dragonfly.

  5. Oh, no! I just finished up the flower and the dragonfly, but the linky part is closed! I must get better at doing these on time. Looking forward to the next one.


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