Applique in Blogosphere

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

  1. UPDATE Under my needle

    by , 09-21-2018 at 07:07 PM (Applique in Blogosphere)
    Stitched together three pieces of woven fabric from the Textile Museum (woven on their looms in the early 2000s) making a background. Woven top, batting and backing minimally stitched horizontally to mimic a flag. Added sleeve and binding then washed because the ultra suede said no washing and a test showed it bled into the white duck. Meanwhile the applique still shows white along the trimmed edge so satin stitch around the cut out piece for a second time and ready to pin into place and stitch ...
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  2. New Show

    by , 07-14-2018 at 05:50 AM (Applique in Blogosphere)
    There is another show coming up in September! I have three pieces to make; two are first attempts at large hybrids and the other is a sea turtle from a photo of his nose. This photo was not quite close enough for what I wanted, but I think I finally have one. Now to make it into a pattern.
    I fell in love with a wood carving beach scene and bought the patterns. There is a light house with a living space, beach front and sail boats. I enlarged it and enlarged it so it is now huge. I am choosing ...
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  3. Art Gallery

    by , 07-09-2018 at 05:33 AM (Applique in Blogosphere)
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    Through the right front window of the Brush Art Gallery. Doing a happy dance. We drew lots for placement and some of the other artists worried that it would look like a quilt show. I thought that was a good thing.
    I moved into the studio in April and settled in. I was busy trying to keep up with items I supply to the shop at the quilt museum. The first artists' meeting I attended was in May where I learned that our work was to be in the gallery show the middle of June. It was a huge ...
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  4. The Beginning

    by , 05-24-2018 at 06:07 PM (Applique in Blogosphere)
    Memorial Day is almost here and with it is the beginning of the visitor season. Now that I am in a new location I have to figure out how to direct or redirect visitors to my studio. I am just one of nine studios and there are a lot of rules and regulations since we are also part of the National Parks system. I think that our biggest plus is free admission to the gallery and studios. I did sell quilts and quilt related items at the museum and was well established. There was no admission to the museum ...
  5. Slow but Sure

    by , 05-14-2018 at 05:22 AM (Applique in Blogosphere)
    The guild show was this past weekend along with Mother's Day which is always hectic. I co-chaired the raffle baskets and learned that I hate doing the plastic coverings! They seemed to be popular though and when the reckoning is done I'll let you know which ones did best and other interesting details which may help other show planners. We had our first real organized demos and for kicks I did a two hour make and take with fusible applique. That is the average time it takes to make a piece but may ...
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  6. New Digs

    by , 04-28-2018 at 04:46 PM (Applique in Blogosphere)
    I left the Quilt Museum at the end of 2017. Not sure what direction To go in, but ready for a change.
    I stumbled onto a notice for an open studio at the Brush Art Gallery just across the courtyard from the Lowell National Park Visitor Center. I had given up on a studio there years ago after finding out that the majority of the artists spend 20+ years in a studio and there are only about a dozen available. My mother would say they are as scarce as hens teeth.
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  7. Quilt From a Photo (Dog with a Teddy)

    by , 06-28-2016 at 05:58 AM (Applique in Blogosphere)
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    I saw a Facebook posting called Forgotten Dogs of the Fifth Ward (you can search Facebook for the posting under Fogotten Dogs and dog with a teddy). I emailed the photographer and she gave me permission to use the photo in a quilt. I will make a lap sized raffle quilt for the organization and an appliqued piece for her mom. In our email she said her mom is a quilter so I will send the extra applique for her mom to piece into a quilt for her daughter. (I only like to do applique). So for those of
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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