@marci_girl was no different, with her request for Miniature Florals. As the blocks started appearing on Instagram, I was in awe. I think I say that every month. But goodness, what absolutely darling little (6 1/2" square) blocks. And the request for bright solids on black (or very dark blue) backgrounds was inspired.
- The upper-right block is what came to mind when I first saw Marci's prompt, and it's my favorite of my four blocks, even though hubby and others on Instagram thought it looked like a jellyfish. Whatever. Just a wee bit of thread-stitching was a fun addition.
- The bottom-right block was inspired by the Fractured Curves block tutorial by Carole Lyles Shaw/@carole_lyleshaw, and though I stopped before the end of her tutorial, I'd really like to try the method again. And yes, the 'center' is a little embroidered lazy daisy chain. Since Marci ok'd some embroidery, I figured why not.
- The bottom-left block started out as a tulip from a drawing by grandgirl, but morphed into a crocus; and finally,
- the upper-left block was created from truly leftover snippets, and indeed, the idea for the leaves came from Rachel/@snippetsofsweetness herself. Again, a little minimalist thread-stitching finished it off.
So there's my little foursome, and even though I'm not really a floral-type person, I'm kind of in love with them.