I started working on this fabulous applique quilt in late spring. I’m hoping to teach it as a six-part class this fall. I should finish the applique prep this week. I still have LOTS of stitching to finish. Here are some pictures of the process.
I stitched the stem and leaves for my first block. Then I started adding “stuff.”I ended up with this. I decided the vase fabric wasn’t right so I changed it…
…to this. Not a huge difference but I like it.
Trying out some leaves for my second block.
Prepping Karen K Buckley Perfect Circles. 🙂
From the pattern……to the fabric.
Here are the bones for the Bride block.I pinned her parts together. Remember paper dolls?? I used an Amy Butler fabric for her pinafore.
More stuff got added. There’s lot of stuff in this quilt. HAHAHAAlmost ready to stitch her together. I really don’t like sticking pins in her.
She got moved to the small foam board mat. I thought about removing her pantaloons but decided to leave them.Here she is all stitched up! She does have a face! I’ll show you in the next post.
Same process for the 4th block. I stitched the stem and glued down the leaves.I prepped all the pieces.And here’s the final block.And here are all four of them on my sewing room floor. We will talk more about that hexie sashing later. 🙂
I have finished prepping the borders, the sashing posts and three of the four corner blocks. I’ll post more about those in the next couple of weeks. Follow me on Instagram @kathleenbaden for progress reports.
I’m hoping to start teaching it in September. Let me know if you are interested in joining this fabulous craziness!
I worked on a dog sweater for Roscoe. He’s actually not too crazy about it.
A couple of my friends have started the Tula 100 Block Sampler so of course I had to dive in.
The top block belongs to Kay. The bottom block is mine. 99 to go. HAHAHAI stitched the binding on Stella’s baby quilt. Mindy, her mom, embroidered it and Gina Allen quilted it. Stella is a very special baby with a very special mom and dad. You can watch a WXII video about her here.I taught a beginner applique workshop in Hickory at the Catawba Valley Quilters Guild. What a fabulous group of women! Debbie and I had the best time!
I ordered this applique pattern. I really like it. 80″ square. We shall see…
I helped Theresa Reid mark up her La Passacaglia so she would be able to trim it. She is planning to machine quilt it herself. It is so beautiful.
I worked on my Bari J quilt. Lots to do but I really like the process.
I got a call from Steph Skardal on Thursday, February 22 to let me know she had won Best in Show at QuiltCon 2018 in Pasadena. Crazy!
Here’s the ribbon to prove it. Her Open Sew peeps were pretty proud of her and so am I.
My daughter-in-law needs a new throw so Steph created this little gem. I’m still looking for the green fabrics and then I’ll get busy!
I taught my first 2018 class on New Year’s Day!! Patsy and Katie wanted to learn the basics of the alphabet quilt so we started bright and early. The sunshine was wonderful and we had a great time.
We had lots of days like this in January.Fortunately, our children gave us a new coffeemaker. Ours was very old. 🙂 A good friend gave me the thermal cup: sewing makes everything better. For sure. Hot coffee on a cold day.
I worked on my Bari J blocks. Lots of log auditions.Settled on this color combo.Made this.
I started knitting a sweater for Roscoe. He is very patient.
I worked on my #barijquiltalong blocks some more.Progress shot. Not liking the rail fence at the bottom. That will be a redo. Fowler and I are pondering.
I taught a beginner embroidery class for “Nevertheless” at Jennifer’s house. First time doing that. Very fun! She was a great hostess!
I taught this class a LOT in January. This beauty belongs to Beverly.
My Meals on Wheels quilt. I’m trying to make one quilt a month for their 2018 Christmas distribution. My friend Carol M donated the flannel.
Remember my cross stitch piece from December?
I worked on this a lot in January. 🙂 I have a lot to do! Bring on February!