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Thread: First Shot at Hand Applique

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    Junior Member Irishlady's Avatar
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    Finally finished this wall hanging. Its called Chelsea and I found the pattern in one of Kaffe Fassetts quilting books. I took the liberty to change a few things though. In the original the flower stems were all standing straight up but I made mine swervy (?) as it seemed to give more movement. I also appliqued some of the flower heads onto the border and added three butterflies in the right hand border. Its my first attempt at hand applique and I must say I really enjoyed the challenge. The wall hanging measures 38" x 44".

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    Good job. I love hand applique! Your quilt is b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l !!!!

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    That's so cool, Irish. I love the motion in the piece.

    Kaffe Fassett's fabrics just make me happy. I love the vibrant colors and I especially love the huge scale prints. I've worked on several of his quilts that were published in magazines and books. The colors throb as if the flowers are actually alive. His work makes me smile and so does yours!
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    Oh my!!! Thats awesome!!!
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    beautiful job!! love love to do needle turn applique

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    I agree with you, I like the curved stems better, too! A job well done, hang it with pride.

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    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
    Great Job !!!!!
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    Congratulations, I too love to needle turn applique. Last week at my quilt club meeting we had a speaker who talked about thinking outside the box. I think that is just what you did by changing the stems of the flowers and going into the border with your design. Again - congratulations and keep it up.

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    Oh my Gosh, that is awesome!! I'm too afraid to do hand applique. All mine are done on my machine. Beautiful job!!!

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    Hard to believe that is a first attempt at hand applique. It looks great...good job. Making the stems swervy and having them going into the borders were good design ideas. Great job :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Very cute! You did a great job!

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    I don't see a face on a leaf.....where is it??

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    Aw, its really pretty!

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    That's amazing....not sure I'll ever try applique!

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    So much detail. This is amazing. No, I didn't see the face either but I was really busy looking at the detail.

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    Beautiful quilt. You did a fantastic job.

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    Great job! And....everytime I see your avatar, I chuckle. :lol: That is so cute.

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    Wow!it's just bursting into life! I love it! Great job!
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    beautiful quilt, and I think I saw the face!

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    I love the way you had the quilt continue into the border :mrgreen: Is the face in the leaf next to the red flower on the edge of the quilt ?

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    Your wall hanging is wonderful. I love your applique work. It's just awesome. Great job and thanks for sharing.

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    This is such a gay quilt. It looks like a party! I also enjoy the hand work of applique. It is so relaxing.

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    WOW!!! that's beautiful!!!

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    I am sorry, but when I took the photos and checked them in my picture folder the little face on the leaf was quite large, but, when I uploaded the pics in my post they came out a lot smaller, so that is why some of you can't see it. I have taken a closer one now so hopefully she will be visible.
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    Love this quilt! So bright and cheery. And as a hand appliquéer myself, I say you have done a great job!

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