There were a few anxious moments wondering if it would all come together. Sometimes one's vision just doesn't become a reality. In the case of this block, I was pleasantly surprised.
I meant to take photos at each step of this block's construction but, once in stitching mode, the best laid plans...
Here is a first photo, taken on July 19 when I was at the very beginning with stems and leaves.
Then came some flowers about a week or so later.
This is the block with the appliqué complete on August 21st. I worked on some small projects during that month but the beehive was mostly front and center. It's interesting to compare a block before and after embellishments are added so here they are next to each other.
I have to say the tendrils and sprigs were starting to make me a little crazy, but I persevered.
When I finish a block, I'm always thankful for the generous encouragement of fellow appliqué devotees: Elly Sienkiewicz who introduced me to this Baltimore journey; Cynthia Williford who instilled a love of embellishment; Jeanne Sullivan who taught me prepared edge appliqué; and Patsy Lastra, my sister friend, who gives me her honest opinion always and helps me get unstuck. These are just a few of the women I've been so fortunate to meet because of appliqué.
Well, back to the sewing room! I need to figure out what's next! Happy stitching to you!
From my garden, a David Austin rose called Carding Mill