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Friday, November 16, 2012
Applique King is a quilt I made based on an antique quilt that was left to me after my mom died. I copied the applique flower and the use of white with warm sashing blocks in my favorite colors. I also added a wide dark colored border. This is the first applique quilt I have done and also the first quilt with white background. This has been one of the most labor intensive quilts I have done. Each flower took about 30 minutes to applique and there are 36 flowers. This, in addition to the sashing and outside borders made this top take about a month to complete. I still plan on actually quilting it and using it on my bed, but that part will have to wait until after the holidays!
The single flowers are a super-sized bud. I love the way the single buds make such a bold statement. I can see myself using the single bud again in another quilt.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Warm Wonders is a 2-block pattern that I got out of a 1950's book that my mom had. This is the first 2-block quilt I have done. I love it! I love how the colors play off each other and the blocks are invisible. It makes me very happy! It was also very quick to put together...only about 2 or 3 mornings sewing; and another 1 or 2 to quilt. I machine quilted this one using a utility diagonal stitch. Pattern is available upon request, just mssg me. Finished size is 70" square which makes it perfect for a lap quilt.
Monday, January 30, 2012