In June of 2006 I took a workshop with Suzanne Marshall who is a big fan of Art Nouveau. (Art Nouveau, if you care to know, is a curvy design that frequently incorporates floral and plant motifs.) She taught the technique she developed and uses of take-away-appliqué on a block from her quilt Rhapsody in Bloom. Of course, my color choices are totally different than hers, mainly because I was using leftovers from this quilt.
And so, this appliqué block is going to join the other orphan blocks in the box. But before it does, I think I'll pull all the orphans out to see if I can combine them into a quilt or two ala Finn and the Orphan Train. One of the things that is holding me back from doing this, though, is that I have the time line of the challenge quilt and I really, really need to work on it. So why did I work on this block, you ask? There is a very good reason: it's been a long time since I've appliquéd and I wanted to use this block for practice. Good enough reason? I think so.
Just a note: all the links in this post go to different places.