Thursday, January 26, 2012

Cluster of Grapes

I have been working on a centerpiece square for a quilt I want to put together.  I have had the blocks made for some time.  Here is the magazine page that helped me envision what to do with a center of appliqued grapes en pointe...

Here are some of the quilt squares I have worked on in the past that are ready to be stripped and made into a top.  I didn't want to do just the squares and stripping though and decided this centerpiece will give it just the flair it needs...The colors in the squares seemed to call out for the grapes motif!  Plus, some of the fabric has tiny grape clusters in in and also different berries as well.

So, this is the centerpiece....However, I do want to make a few minor changes that I will photograph when they are completed. I want to add a stem and also another leaf and possibly another grape to the more bare side of the cluster.  I am considering also adding some embroidered embellishments in the four corners.
For some reason the computer tilted the picture...but you get the idea.


  1. great idea, Marie. Love the grape centerpiece and think your plans for additional work on it will really be beautiful. Can't wait to see the finished product.

  2. It did work out great, didn't it...or should I say they worked out great.