Thank YOU for commiserating with me over the wintry Minnesota weather. Misery loves company–LOL–and at least we all enjoy an indoor activity–quilting. Some of us are already enjoying warm weather. Check out Sky Blue Morning by our reader, Melissa from Sea Breeze Snippits! Gorgeous! (While you are there, poke around–Melissa’s photos are inspiring!)
Today we have a sneak peek at my daughter’s wedding quilt. My Mom, sisters and I will be busy stitching this over the next several weeks!
The Hawaiian appliqué motif is inspired by a vintage quilt from the book, Red and White Quilts: Infinite Variety.
The book features quilts from the exhibit, Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts (Did any of YOU attend? I’m so sorry I missed it!!)
HAWAIIAN APPLIQUÉ DESIGN
I spent a few hours cutting out variations of the motif. It’s like cutting out snowflakes from tissue paper.
Next, I cut the pattern out of white Kona fabric and used Roxanne’s basting glue to adhere it to the Kona red background. I LOVE Roxanne’s glue–a pin size dot holds like iron. I use it for all of my appliqué–hand and machine.
A PRACTICE BLOCK
I haven’t done a lot of machine appliqué, so I started with a practice block, trying different threads and stitches.
After stitching one practice block, I could see that Kona cotton (which I love for machine quilting) frays too much for this type of appliqué. I will need to switch to a fabric with a tighter weave.
I will make another practice block with my new fabric and then I will be ready to share with the project with my Mom and sisters–(are you ready, Teri and Pat?)
What about YOU?
Do YOU have any celebration quilts this year?
Do YOU ever quilt Hawaiian appliqué?
Do YOU have any tips for machine appliqué?
We’d LOVE to hear!
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Thank YOU, Brenda!
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