Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Another Block Done!

Here's the Harrington & Hannah block for June--I finished it this evening. These blocks really go pretty quickly. Last night I cut the background and picked out and cut the wool shapes, and so that just left the blanket stitching and embroidery for this evening.


I was wondering what Michelle May was going to design for June--most of her designs for this block of the month have been representative of each of the months in some way, but the pineapple doesn't quite fit the pattern exactly, and I appreciate that. After all, I'm also doing the Country Cottages BOM and the blocks for that one are designed to depict each month; I wouldn't want to be doing the same thing for both.

The pineapple is a symbol for welcome that's found in many colonial designs, and I like the folk arty appeal as well as the sentiment. I wonder what she'll come up with for July? We'll have to wait a few weeks to find out.

2 comments:

Beverley said...

A lovely block Kim.
The pineapple was a welcome symbol in Victorian times too in Britain.

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

There you go - Beverley's comment about Britain and if you want I know I can dig up something about pineapples from French LOL. Beautiful work!!!!