These blocks were a free block of the month from Bunny Hill Designs in 2009. Each block represents a month. I chose to put them in order. Looking back at the blocks I realize just how much work went into each one: all hand appliquéd, embroidery added and buttons and bows attached as needed. I'm pretty impressed with myself even if it has taken me quite a long time to finish. I just barely eeked out the rose colored and pink borders from the fabric on hand. Here's what is left from the light pink final border.
And now, some close up of a few blocks.
|March block with a wool bunny and shamrocks.
|More wool for the April block.
|The October and November blocks both done with cottons only.
Time for me to quit goofing off and start planning the quilting. I'll probably use a cream or white backing fabric since I have a couple of pieces that are just the right size. I'm not sure what I'm going to do for the quilting. Any suggestions especially for the white backgrounds? I will have to stitch in the ditch around each block. Hopefully the stitching will be really close to the ditch and look good. Then I'll need a plan for the borders.