The next layer I added is the dot fabric. I love the way it has dots in some places, but not in others and varies in color. I used this fabric as inspiration for picking out the fabrics for the flower. I usually do this when I'm picking fabric. I start with an inspiration fabric and pick other fabrics to go with it.
Here is a view from the back of the block. You can see that I chose blue thread to stitch around the pot. I could've gone with purple thread, but the handles are stitched in blue and I don't like to use the exact same color thread on pieces that are next to each other. I'll use slight variations in color, but not the exact same color.
Here is a picture of the back once I added the dots at the top of the vase. I faced a little bit of a conundrum when stitching the circles because I wasn't sure if I really wanted to stop and start on each of them. So I stitched the top half of all the circles and then stitched the bottom half of all the circles in a more continuous method.
When I cut out the pieces for the circles at the top of the vase I purposely tried to get some variation in color (it's a batik fabric....my favorite!) to draw the eye back and forth. I was inspired by hobnail or milk glass from a friend's wedding a while ago. I have no idea why I remembered the bumps, but I did.
And here's the finished block! I hope to have the pattern for Flower in a Pot #1 ready for Monday. Have a great weekend...quilt!
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