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Block 16 Knowledge Is Power

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Pattern Source

This is my original design.


Block Title

"Lilac Time" is the name of an operetta about composer Franz Schubert. 


This Leg of the Journey Completed November 2007

When we first moved to Belleville, it seemed that everyone had lilacs in their yards. In the spring the scent of lilacs wafted into the car windows as we'd drive down the road. Oddly, our property didn't have a single lilac bush. I bought two tiny lilac bushes about 12 years ago and now they're as tall as a house! I knew I needed to commemorate our lilac bushes in Teddy's quilt. 

I learned how to make little yo-yo flowers a long time ago, and decided they'd make perfect lilac blossoms. The fabric for the vase is a really wonderful batik.

This block took me the longest of all of my blocks so far, but mostly because I found sewing the 80+ blossoms to be repetitive and tedious!


Lesson Learned

Yo-yos, as simple as they are, make terrific blossoms!

BLOCK 16 KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

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