Tuesday, July 13, 2010

folk art finish

I like the colors, just wished I would have hand appliqued the thing- of course it wouldn't be done now would it? I sort of re-worked the pattern, from Piece O' Cake and made up the border. Looking forward to feeling better so I can do some bigger pieces again. Never realized how good echo quilting feels on a finished quilt- quite different than stippling etc.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

A few weeks ago I treated myself to Piece 'O Cakes new book. I have always liked their applique work, but it also seemed very complicated. This book was more folkart inspired and it's applique more simple. This is center block will be surrounded by a leaf and circle applique design with a continuation of the red piecing. When done it should make it's way to a friend who has really been devoting herself to running a local food pantry- the colors remind me of her- extremely cheery :)