Monday, 25 February 2013

Can you tell what this is supposed to be?

Another of our friends from the Tuesday group is leaving and she has requested flower blocks for her friendship quilt. And not just any old flower, no, it has to be the flower from our countries of origin. It was  obvious what I had to make, but the how is another story altogether. As there are no quilting or applique patterns for Edelweiss available, I had to design my own. I'm just hoping it is obvious as what it is supposed to be. 

 And a closeup of my French knots. 
To be Dutch would have been much easier. Anybody can applique a tulip, don't you agree?

And now back to my Scrappy Trip Along.

Cheers
Vreni x

24 comments:

Marg said...

You did an amazing job Vreni. So much detail, it's gorgeous.

Rose-Anne said...

Your Edelweiss turned out beautiful. The black background fabric works well.
And I agree, much easier when you are Dutch...

Barbara said...

Aber man sieht doch auf den ersten Blick, dass es ein Edelweiss ist! Wirklich! (vielleicht kennt aber die Beschenkte "unsere" Blume noch nicht ;-) !). Sieht toll aus auf dem dunklen Hintergrund) Freue dich auf viel Schnee, wenn du nächstens in die Schweiz kommst!
Liebe Grüsse, Barbara

Jessica said...

It is so pretty Vreni! I don't know what an Edelweiss looks like but I like it anyway ;)

barcord said...

You made a great Edelweiss. Well done.

Lynda said...

It's beautiful! All that stitching around each petal and all those French knots. What a unique idea to remember all your friends with their own flower.

conny's quilts said...

This is an edelweis wich I reconized at first sight, (although I am Dutch ..hihi..) You did a great job. Are you from Austria or Switzerland?

Rossana said...

Beautiful appliquè! You made a great job!

Hilde said...

Well done! It is clearly an edelweiss! I think I made you a tulips once, didn't I? ;-)

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

Ah yes, but it's brilliant...and unmistakable!!

LintLady said...

Hallo Vreni,
ganz eindeutig ein Edelweiß! Wunderschön! Hättest ja auch vielleicht Enzian machen können, oder?
Gute Reise :o) Doris

Janet said...

That's beautiful Vreni, my national flower would have been harder.

FlourishingPalms said...

This looks very much like edelweiss. You did an excellent job! Those French knots add the perfect finish.

Shirley said...

Beautifully stitched Vreni and I am sure it will be well loved.

Kate said...

Looks gorgeous Vreni!
You know that why all us dutchies are sooo cool!!
Lets catch up soon!!

Heather said...

Very nice. I am Canadian so I could make a Trillium which would be pretty easy, especially since most people don't know what it looks like. :)

Heather said...

Very nice. I am Canadian so I could make a Trillium which would be pretty easy, especially since most people don't know what it looks like. :)

Thimbleanna said...

You did a perfect job Vreni -- I knew right away that your flower is an Edelweiss. It's beautiful! Now, I'm just sitting here wondering what a flower from the US would be LOL.

Sheila said...

It's beautiful. I though it was a daisy. But maybe it is an Edelweiss. Regardless ... Awesome stitches.

Cattinka said...

Das ist ein wunderschönes Edelweiß, das hast Du super gemacht!
LG
KATRIN W.

Anonymous said...

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I think I would never understand. It seems too complex and very
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donkey and the carrot said...

Your Edelweiss is so beautiful Vreni! I liked the way you put your name on and i laugh with the Dutch people! everything is easier when you are Dutch... I cannot think of a Greek flower though...

Anonymous said...

It is beautiful and I could see it is an Edelweiss after seeing half the picture, so no doubt about that !
And you are right, for me being Dutch, the flower would be much easier...
Wilma

Martina said...

Also ich finds toll! Wow!