Posted by: Crazyqstitcher | August 4, 2014

CQJP August block

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAUsing Sharon’s block pattern No 46 I’ve stitched a Lyrebird, gum blossom and our State emblem Epacris impressa or pink heath .

I had been struggling to decide what to do with the block as I had some brownish lace stitched down on the long left seam.  Nothing looked good on it so it was removed and a tree put in place.  I didn’t have much bother after that.

 

The Lyrebird pattern is from a quilting book ‘ Medieval designs for applique’ by Eileen Campbell.

 

 

from Flickr. Australian grass trees Wikipedia image of Australian 'scrub'- or 'bush'I thought I should add photos relating to a lyrebird.  They live in the scruby or bushy areas similar to the photo from Wikipedia- on the right and the left photo from Flickr shows a group of grass trees, which I had beside my lyrebird.

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Responses

  1. I really like this the lyrebird is fantastic – I really like it.
    It is interesting when something just does not fit and we get stalled – then when it is removed it just flows. I know me taking something off is an absolute last resort – yet often it is what should happen

    • Thanks so much for your comment Sharon. I started the block in February and hesitated because of the lace. Each month after the same thing happened, until in July I removed the offending piece.

  2. This block is so pretty Maureen – you are a beautiful stitcher 🙂 x

  3. Your lyrebird is beautiful. We don’t have them here in Canada obviously and I’ve never seen anything other than pictures.

    • Thank you for the visit. The bird is fairly shy of people and seen occasionally in the bushy areas. I should add photos of the area they live.

  4. Sharon said it – once something we don’t like is removed everything falls into place. Your block is both beautiful and interesting. Fantastic trees!

    • Thank you Queenie. I love trees of any kind dead or alive so it’s fun to stitch them.

  5. another gem … as always LOVE it 🙂

    • Thank you very much frilka.

  6. I love the way you’ve worked this block, without treatments for some of the seams. It makes a lovely composition–a whole instead of separate patches each with its own embellishment. I like this block a whole lot.Original.


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