Week of April 21, 2019 – Appliqué

Recently I have been doing more appliqué.  I have done a few pieces by hand but, realizing that I am not very talented in this area, I have been enjoying machine appliqué.  It goes so fast when you fuse one fabric to another and then just stitch around it to secure the two fabrics together.

By sharing a few photos, I hope to inspire you to either pick up an old project and finish it, or if you have never appliquéd before – give it a try!

This pattern is called “Noah and Matilda” and can be found online.  It was created by Dawn Cook-Ronnigen (Collector with a Needle) who replicated the blocks from an antique quilt that she owns.  It dates back to the mid-1800s.  Of course, the original was done on muslin, but I thought I wanted to try it on a black background just to be different, and I love it.

Each block finishes at 8” and I think I may put a small black sashing in between them so it will set off each block a little more.  When the top is complete, I will post another picture for you.

My quilt will have 16 blocks set 4 x 4 but the pattern has a total of 42 blocks from which to choose.

Thanks again for following along with this blog.  My hope is that it will inspire you to have fun playing with fabric and being creative.

Just for You – Quilt Quote: “I should probably finish a quilt, but I’d rather keep shopping for more fabric.”

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