Applique in Blogosphere

Fun stuff I am working on, usually with machine applique, my favorite technique.*

  1. Toni Whitney

    by , 08-05-2015 at 05:28 AM (Applique in Blogosphere)
    I have several favorite designers but the two that I tend to use the most are McKenna Ryan and Toni Whitney. The new Red Fox pattern by Toni Whitney has been ordered and I will be watching the mailbox! I love her attention to detail and shading. The eyes on her fox are just perfect and may even replace her wolf which I have used as my avatar! I think I have all the batiks I need to make it and I will do the original size 22X22 right away then have the pattern enlarged.
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  2. Back Again!

    by , 02-16-2015 at 07:30 AM (Applique in Blogosphere)
    I have been co-managing the quilt museum (NEQM) store which has kept me very busy. We now have tons of consignment quilts for sale and I have sold ALL my appliqued quilts and even pieces mounted on canvas! Totally out. The applique goes first because everyone thinks it is so difficult. For me at least, the piecing is very difficult and frustrating so I tend to also procrastinate. Since my time is so very limited, I now do just the applique and have someone who is great at piecing doing the piecing ...
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  3. Rhonda's 4th Wall Hanging Swap - July - 0ct 2013

    by , 08-24-2013 at 06:51 AM (Applique in Blogosphere)
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    @ post# 211, applique: Do we get to see a picture of this quilt? I'd love to see it. Or give us the name of the book, if you know, so we can look it up. Very curious here.
    peace
    OK, here goes! When I started quilting (applique) in the early 70s there were no new books, patterns or magazines. Then the Bicentennial hit in 1976 and quilting was hit with a jolt that started the explosion we are still enjoying today. The early applique was very simple and rather general in design ...
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  4. KaBloom

    by , 09-25-2012 at 01:28 PM (Applique in Blogosphere)
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    Getting back to work on this McKenna Ryan quilt. I have tomorrow off and it looks like a good chunk of time next week to work on this quilt and another which uses a lot of flowers. I will be able to stitch all the pink flowers and all the purple ones at one time before changing threads. It is in two pieces at the moment which will make stitching the flowers easier. Then I will add the middle and bottom. Have a pile of fused and ready to fuse flowers to cut out and fill in the empty spots. Then a
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  5. Tuesday

    by , 09-22-2012 at 03:44 PM (Applique in Blogosphere)
    Too busy for a lot of quilting until Tuesday (sigh). Tomorrow we have a tour bus with 55 people stopping by at 9:30 AM To add to their viewing pleasure, they will get to see some machine appliqued quilts in progress and finished; then a how to make bowl warmers. This will be between seeing the exhibit and shopping in the museum store. It should be a blast!
    This is McKenna Ryan's KaBloom enlarged to 90 inches, and her market basket also enlarged, then a wood carving pattern of a bear with ...
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  6. Yay!!

    by , 09-20-2012 at 08:02 PM (Applique in Blogosphere)
    Had to work today, but I still managed to trace and trim every piece either on fusible web or freezer paper! I think there are hundreds of pieces. The garden quilt is ready for the next step......Picking fabrics for the big fusing. Getting late and working tomorrow so signing off for now.
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  7. Almost ready!

    by , 09-19-2012 at 05:01 AM (Applique in Blogosphere)
    Lost power when the storms blew through, but up and going again. Have more pieces traced and more of them cut out and bagged. Ran out looking for freezer paper for the larger pieces and finally found some at the third grocery store I went to. WalMart didn't have any which surprised me. Also picked up more gallon baggies for my pieces. The freezer paper will be traced with the large pieces, trimmed and ironed onto the fabric. Then I cut out the pieces and add a thin line of glue around the edge before ...
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  8. Prep Work

    by , 09-18-2012 at 05:25 AM (Applique in Blogosphere)
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    Off to the quilt shop this morning. It ate up about three hours and $200, but I really need to replenish my 1895 batiks. Spent the afternoon tracing flowers and veggies. I did two sets of the flowers for two different quilts. Then trimmed around the fusible pieces so I don't gum up too much extra fabric when I fuse them down. I have snapdragons, hollyhocks, sunflowers, cosmos, 3 kinds of peppers, carrots, beans, tomatoes etc. Now to trace the larger pieces and get them ready to fuse.The prep work
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  9. First Step

    by , 09-16-2012 at 03:38 PM (Applique in Blogosphere)
    Today I was able to prep the enlarged patterns, trimming them and joining pieces so they are ready to trace onto the fusible. I traced snapdragons. squash, peppers, tomatoes and carrots. They are now ready to fuse to the batik fabrics! Tomorrow I have a trip planned to Fabric Corner to raid the 1895 batiks.
    I also have some sailboats traced and ready to fuse for another project and need dark and light blues for them. This is a possible entry into a book being written by a friend. My quilt ...
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  10. Ready for Fall

    by , 09-16-2012 at 05:45 AM (Applique in Blogosphere)
    As the cooler temperatures have begun to move in, I am getting ready for the quilting season. My hours at work will decrease and I am getting ready. I took the first batch of patterns to my printer with instructions to enlarge 200% up to 600%. Many of the patterns will be multiples put together into a single quilt. A garden quilt for my sister is a still life type with gloves, tools, hat and other things. In the background will be a wheelbarrow loaded with stuff and in the foreground will be a basket ...
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