Thursday, August 5, 2010

A Happy Finish & Some Works in Progress

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...


  1. The quilt your mom made is amazing! Wow! Her first applique?! She surely is a brave woman!!

  2. Cheri, love the pattern. I am so happy that all turned out well for you and that you are happy. See, I just knew it would be a positive outcome. Yes, I also play with fabrics for a while before getting down to business.
    Kudos to you lovely mum. I am sure that she is proud of her beautiful quilt.


  3. I love your mother's applique quilt. The coloured berries, the circles - it makes for a really interesting quilt. It is nice that you could quilt it for her.

  4. The quilt your Mom made is gorgeous. Do you know what the pattern name is or where I might find it? Thanks