Started way back in 2010 these appliqued blocks were a bit of an experiment for me as I wanted to improve my hand applique and learn needleturn. Over the years I’ve written about them before and the technique I used here and here.
Now finally these 12 blocks have become 3 quilts. All similar, yet their borders and quilting make them different.
This first one I quilted using an idea I had heard from Pat Deacon where you quilt a large arc through the middle of the quilt and then you echo it out to the edge using a quilting bar on the edge of your walking foot as a guide. After you’ve echoed out one way you create another arc through the quilt and repeat. It’s a great method and so quick.
I kept my spacing fairly wide as this is a quilt for Linus and I like to keep those quilts nice and light and cuddly. If I had been keeping this for myself I would have would have made the channels closer.
Next was a quilt that was begging to reflect the garden and to that end I quilted meandering butterflies.
You might remember I did a video showing the method for stitching, but I thought I would share the link for those of you that missed it the first time… (don’t laugh…too much!)
Last, the one with the green border which was quilted with feathers. That was great fun and something I would repeat.
I meandered in the white spaces and individually quilted the applique. It was time consuming, but I really like the results.
Until next time...♥