There were times when I thought I’d never finish this flower as one of the batiks in it was really, really difficult to needle. It made me very glad that the Roxanne needles come in a tube of 50 as this was another block that required the sacrifice of a few needles. I’m beginning to think that by the time I finish the 20 blocks for this quilt I may have actually gone through an entire tube of needles. I’m now wondering though – is it a zinnia or a scabiosa rather than a delphinium? I’d love to read your thoughts on that.
Edited to Add: Question answered – thanks to FS! It’s a cornflower!
One of the batiks I’m going to use for the shaggy orange coneflower is also very difficult to needle, so I’m definitely going to be using some Thimblelady needles when I piece it.
The back, after pressing and grading the seams, although I know it’s very difficult to see that the seams are graded as the batiks are all so alike.
The elevator lobby flowers were changed for the Labour Day weekend. I love this arrangement.
“Delphinium at Delphi”
Jake was keeping his back to the television when we were watching baseball on the weekend.
Baxter was much more interested in watching something out on the roof garden.