Applique Daffodils & Fun Mail

at BarbaraBrackman.blogspot.com,
I whipped up a table runner for a birthday gift in 30s, reproductions.
The flowers in the yard must have been an inspiration.

The backing is the same print as the center block.

 I just knew I was hanging on to that Judie Rothermel Aunt Grace
ties one on fabric for a reason!

The applique fabric pieces were from the Dear Jane stash.

Speaking of stash...
Special thanks to the sender of this beautiful fabric.
My mind is racing with possibilities.
I had no idea the line included a pink version!!

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to visit with Shirley Johnson at RSVP. She's thrilled with the goodies and blocks from the RETRO-Fabulous readers and was kind enough to share a quick embroidery lesson. Next on my list: a detailed embroidery block for another RSVP project in the works.

Happy Stitching,


  1. They are lovely!! I never would have thought to mix up the 30's prints. Those are some of my favorite fabrics.... actually my collection runneth over LOL

  2. The choice of daffodils is brilliant! When they pop up (there are hundreds in Maryland) I feel like Mother Nature is literally slapping us with spring. I must do one of those blocks. I am thinking a pillow for my bed since I put my favorite 1930's Dresden Plate quilt on the bed in the spring. The Aunt Grace fabrics will go perfectly.

  3. The daffodils are just perfect for spring. The fabrics used were a good choice.

  4. What a beautiful applique block you make.

  5. Lovely applique Heather, we're a long way off from daffodils here. I have a lot of little scraps leftover as well, although only in the blue range, but I'm sure they will be used one day.

  6. Love those daffodils!! I just adore those reproduction prints - the colors are so yummy and they're so versatile. SO cute!

  7. You are going to have to teach me how to do that!!


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