This quilt started with the center panel, which I just loved.
My whole house is done in toile, so naturally I had to use it for the border.
I decided to duplicate the flowers from the panel to create the floral border vine. I photocopied them, set them in grayscale, and traced to create the pattern.
I machine applique differently than most quilters. I do not like using fusible, it gums up the needle, and I don't like how it feels in a quilt. So instead, I use monofiliment thread and edge stitch each element down, then use the blanket or satin stitch to secure it permanently. It's the long way around, but I prefer it.
The yo-yo flowers were stitched with a metallic thread and I plan on adding beads to the centers.
Eventually I will use a white pearlized thread to add the accents to the flowers, as in the center, with a white bead.
The quilt will have a scallopped edge, and I think I am going to do feathers for quilting in the borders, and in the center I will trapunto some of the flowers, and cross hatch the burgundy background.
Thanks for looking, I'll post as work continues.
closeup of flowers
Great job so far! Can't wait to see some updated pics down the road
Thank you, for the tip on applique. I do not like the wonder-under stuff.
AWESOME! You sure are doing a great job on your quilt!
Very nice....love the added touches.