It's turning out differently than what I had planned, I was just going to go for some soft muted colours but after I got past the outside wreath, I found myself challenged to go with similar colours to the photo I was following. It's the thrill of the chase to find the right fabrics.
I don't know what possessed me to do another block for the Mary Mannakee quilt but I'm glad. It's been so long since the last one. It's is a slow back burner of a project so I like to just focus on a block now and again.
I picked another simple one to prep that I can pick up in spare moments. I have an overlay on the bottom half to place the leaves and I'll baste them to the background before tackling it as cutaway applique. The fronds would fray and distort if I trimmed the seam allowances before starting the stitching.
Until next time, happy stitching, Janet