I spent days and days ripping out quilting stitches on this quilt in early July but I am happy to say it is now a finished quilt. This was my Mom's first applique attempt, she has pieced and hand quilted for years, but had never tried applique. It is sort of a charm quilt as every circle applique is a different fabric, there are two green fabrics for the leaves and stems. I quilted the quilt on the long arm machine with a feather pantograph,
it was a good choice for the applique and for the future owner of this quilt. For now this quilt is living at my house, I am so glad I ripped out all of those stitches.
I have been working on block 14 of the Civil War Bride quilt, the peahen.
I choose almost all poison greens for this block and I was a little worried it would stick out when put next to the the other blocks, so I pinned it up next to the finished blocks. Getting it up on the wall and taking a picture gives me a little distance to evaluate the mix. I think it is going to be okay and I just love these greens with the turquoise blue of the peahen. So for now I will just keep happily stitching.
I have also been playing around in all the lovely Kaffe Fassett fabrics for the Roseville Album. Mostly I just want to get to know these fabrics and pick out some key fabrics for some of the fun appliques in this quilt. I have been making piles of pinks, reds, blues, greens, darks, oranges, etc. I am still deciding between machine and hand applique on this quilt. Those five finger flowers and trees I would like to just do on machine, the circles I would rather do by hand. Hmmmm
Have a good weekend and happy stitching all...