Glorious applique by Barbara H.
This week felt more like Spring rather that the coming of Autumn
working on this beauty :0)
with lots of outlining
and a cross hatch fill behind the flower vase.
Worked out great following the dots of the fabric's print!
Dot to dot crosshatch :0) and no marking!!!
Layered with two battings, a cotton with scrim base
with wool on top for a trapunto look.
Thread is Omni in Vanilla Wafer for the sashing and blocks.
So Fine 50 for all of the outlining and SID.
I am loving the So Fine thread from Superior!
A close up of the Friendship Star design
and the back that had a whole cloth look
The vase was not quilted on purpose.
Barbara layered a piece of batting between her applique and the top
and added her own stitches in blue
It gave the vase allot of dimension
and if stitched thru again, could have looked like a blue pumpkin!
The cotton batting will give it enough stability
for a wall hanging. Barbara plans to hang it in the entry hall where she lives.
This quilt will sure add a cheery hello to everyone that come in!
Thank you Barbara!
Cindy brought in 6 quilts and I have been busy working on those as well. Two are finished and one, on my frame is ready for a little SID and then it's a finish. Yea! Had allot of paperwork and mail to catch up on this week. Turned over my term's accounting for our guild to our new treasurer, Chris to begin a new term. Thursday's guild meeting was so cool with Joe Cunningham as our guest speaker. He was wonderful, talented and very engaging! Wishing I had singed up for his workshop, it was full with 20 participants!
So busy, I didn't realize until yesterday that it's Labor Day weekend already and a long weekend, how sad is that! I am headed to Yuba City today to attend a Maintenance workshop for my longarm at the Sew So Shop and my Innova dealer. Looking forward to that and then... to enjoy an extra day off :0)
Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend!
Tot Ziens, Jo