Friday, May 27, 2011

Civil War Bride finished

With my Civil War Bride quilt completed the possibilities of a new hand applique quilt to start are a little overwhelming. There are so many great quilts out there. Until I worked on the bride I don't think I owned one piece of civil war reproduction fabric. Now I love them, can't get enough turkey reds and poison greens. So I am leaning towards a red and green quilt. Something will come up.

I have finished a couple more blocks on the McKenna Ryan quilt, Home Tweet Home.

There is a little bit of embellishing done on each of these blocks, a few beads, or hairy yarn for nesting material.

I also did a little machine quilting practice this week. I made up this little wonky flower using some of my Kaffe Fassett fabrics for a little practice piece. I quilted the CWBQ using a wool batting and had read somewhere that you can get a sort of "mock" trapunto look with applique by using a double thickness of wool batting and then machine quilting the background very densely. Well, I am not overly impressed with the mock trapunto look, I don't really think it looks any puffier than with just one layer of batting, but the background quilt doodling was fun.

Have a good weekend.



  1. OMGosh Cheri the CWBQ is absolutely amazing!!! Congrats on getting it finished!! I like how the blue bird is looking at that butterfly, it better look out or it will get eaten LOL. Love the fabric you selected for the butterfly wings too :0) This is going to be a great quilt.


  2. How wonderful your CW bride quilt looks!! I look forward to your next big project;)
    Home tweet home is so whimsical and fun- nice work.