Today, for your viewing pleasure, are some beautiful hand applique blocks from my friend RoseMary Swartwood. She is doing these from a pattern called "Ladies of the Sea" designed by Sue Garman, and she's making them two blocks each month...two ~ that's incredible to me! There are 16 ship blocks in this quilt, four compass corners, and a very prolific appliqued border. This quilt is not for the faint of heart!
Not only is RoseMary doing the applique, she has the embroidery and inking to do on each one. Then she is quilting each block as she goes with a double grid pattern. The first picture shows the grid marked in blue water solvable pen, and in this second picture she has the single grid quilted.
This last block is finished with the double grid lines quilted in. She has more finished blocks than this in her collection, I just have three of them pictured here. They are gorgeous, and the colors just pop! Thanks for letting me share your beautiful work RoseMary, I look forward to seeing this complete, it's going to be awesome!
Enjoy the day!