Friday, April 6, 2012

About That Appliqué

I managed to get both appliqué pieces done to the stage of layering with back and batting.  They will need quilting, of course, but they are small so I don’t need to clear space at the sewing machine!

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This is the one I did Thursday.  It is the first in a series that the local quilt shop is doing as a Block of the Month.  Of course I had to sign up when I saw that Iris was the first block.  And a lovely purple, too! 

I managed to cut one of the stem pieces backwards somehow, so did some improvising.  I seem to always make at least one mistake so that my version of a kit looks slightly different from everyone else’s!

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This is the one I did today.  It’s a McKenna Ryan pattern and I’ve been itching to do it for quite awhile.  I do like all her designs, but so far this is the only one I’ve actually done.  I plan to make this one a wall hanging for my kitchen.  Maybe I’ll hang it over the new coffee maker!

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Here are the two hanging side by side.  You can see they are not very large (note the cabinet handle in lower left).  At this stage, I could decide to put them together with other blocks in the series and make a larger quilt/wall-hanging.  I may do that with the flowers.  Something to think over, anyway.

2 comments:

Gina E. said...

Love both of them! Were they kits, or patterns from a magazine? The coffee one looks tricky with all those curves..

virtualquilter said...

I am just catching up on my after holiday reading ... and had to tell you I love these. By now they should be quilted!
Judy B