Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Jo Morton applique quilt

This spring, I had the privilege of quilting Linda's applique quilt - it's a pattern my Jo Morton called Prairie Flowers.  Linda did such a precise job of both the hand applique (hand applique - yes) and the machine piecing - all those tiny half square triangles were perfect.

She wanted to keep the primitive feel of the pattern design, so we chose Quilter's Dream 70/30 for the batting.  It's quilts up wonderfully, but doesn't have a lot of extra loft.  Thread was Superior So Fine - a nice thin thread to keep the quilting "quieter".  Each of the applique elements was outlined and then echoed.  I stitched in the ditch between each of the blocks for just some added definition.  Continuous curves in the HST sashing, and freehand primitive feathers in the border.  Those plain blocks were quilted with feather wreathes, tho you can't see much on the front but the design pops out on the back.  Hope you enjoy the pictures . . .

We've been dealing with terrible wild fires in British Columbia (our provincial neighbor to the west) for the past couple of weeks.  I hope the head and winds settle down soon - praying for rain for BC. (now how often do you hear that??)

Enjoy your summer - Happy Quilting until next time from the Little House

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