I've been neglecting working on any hand applique for a while. I really wanted to keep up with it but life has a habit of getting in the way.
When asked recently to do a 8 1/2" block for a retiring business friend, the realization hit me that this was the perfect chance to get back in the game. The work was started and completed in just a couple of days. It was so great to be working on one of my favorite pastimes again and here's the photo of the block. The design is one by Nancy Pearson. In one of her classes years ago, we learned how to create depth using fabrics with this rose. I've kept that sample hanging in my studio all these years for inspiration.