I was super excited yesterday when I saw
that the pattern for block #3
was available over at Clover & Violet!
I should actually be working on the hand quilting
of my Aunt's quilt.......
I just couldn't wait to get started on this :)
I used a back stitch for the wording,
split stitch for the flower petals
and a chain stitch around the center of the flower.
I made the flower petals a bit shorter
than the original pattern to leave room for the wording.
I realize that one of the things I love most
about my new obsession (quilting) is that no
two quilts are ever the same.
Even when you use the same pattern.
Everyone adds their own "flavor"
and that's what makes them all so wonderful!
And no matter what your skill level
or what you think your abilities are,
you can create a work of art that is uniquely you!
I remember when I used to scrapbook all the time,
so many women would complain about their handwriting.
Their own handwriting is exactly why those
scrapbooks will be cherished by the next generations.
I'd rather see my grandmother's own handwriting than
some computer generated "perfect" font any day!
It's the "uniqueness" that make quilts so beautiful :)