Sunday, February 19, 2012

My New Approach

I have quilted a number of applique quilts over the last few years. I have always started at the top and worked down the quilt, completing the quilting in each block across the width of the quilt before I advanced the quilt to the next section. However, I decided to try a new approach with my current project (my mother's Primavera quilt top). I quilted the top border on the quilt and then used Stitch in the Ditch (SID) to stabilize each applique block. I advanced from the top all the way to the bottom of the quilt where I quilted the bottom border in what I call my "nested feathers." Now I am working from the bottom of the quilt back toward the top doing outline quilting around the applique and background filler designs around them.
The block below is one of the Butterfly Blocks with my "curlicue" background filler.

The Snail Block below has basic "stipple" background filler.

The Bunny Block was a real challenge!

I really like the Birdhouse Block.

...and the Wheelbarrow Block...

Wish I could take credit for the beautiful applique blocks, but they are the work of my very talented mother!

1 comment:

  1. These look wonderful. My favorite is the butterfly!!!