Linda at A Swap for All Seasons is featuring vintage umbrella brooches on her blog today. I remembered an umbrella brooch that was in my jewelry box. It has been there since my high school years so I know it is vintage (not quite antique!!!). In the background is my April block from the Civil War Chronicles Quilt block of the month. Below is the entire square.
While there I signed up for their current Block of the Month "Chestnut and Vine". I'm not an applique person but he assured me it is very simple applique.