It's the first day of March and everywhere I look there is snow, snow and more snow. Things looked very different last week when it was 60 degrees.
My time away from the office has left me behind in almost everything I'm responsible for. It didn't help when the external hard drive where I store all my pictures and pattern files decided it no longer wanted to work. I have a back up system that backs up files automatically twice a day but somehow that cute little external drive wasn't on the list so............... I'm waiting and praying the files can be retrieved. All of this meant I had to come up with something pretty quick for today's blocks.
The details of the stem being sewn in two sections is worth noticing. The tendrils are finely embroidered in a tiny chain stitch. The quilter who made this block also embroidered veins in the leaves. This block looks simple but will take some time to complete.
The butterfly is beautiful. The dark blue fabric also looks like silk. Be sure to note on the pattern, there was embroidery on the larger green leaves that has worn away. Take your time and enjoy this one. It'll be well worth the effort.