I wish I could applique like this. I so love applique but I have the patience of a three year old and my hand work looks like a three year old did it!!!
I didn't stitch on any of the applique unless it was an area bigger than my fist (Margaret Solomon Gunn tip). Then it was just a very simple line or to (like the tulips to accentuate the leaves or n the large center, a simple echo on the inside got it to be an acceptable amount. I really really wanted to put viens in all the leaves, but I was strong! Thanks for letting me quilt for you Sandra!
No idea what the pattern is :( usually she leaves the pattern with and this one is a beauty! Her kids got the kit for her. Great kids eh?
Details on the quilt - Hobbs 80/20 batting, So Fine thread, 2 colors on top, Bottom Line in the bobbin. Rulers used: Deborah Poole's Rule it (love the 1/8 in markings and it's small enough to guide with my ring finger, nudging the ruler), Kelly Cline's Kelly Bean for around the applique. I certainly can't quilt curves without using one of Linda's curves from Quilted Pineapple. I used the 10 curve and the long straight ruler, went from corner to corner. Quilters Rule curvy thing, perfect for continuous curve. And of course a purple air erase marker, can't do ruler work without that. Now how long did it take for this quilt. My machine run time was less than 7 hours. I would add roughly two additional hours for marking and staring. About 10 hours total to complete this. Man I went very very slowly not sure why I come to an almost screeching halt when there's little quilting but it's just not second nature to me. I'm learning, I'm learning I can do different things. See I don't quilt everything within an inch of it's life!!
Can't wait to show you the next quilt on the frame, this one's got a little surprise on it and there's definitely going to be more thread!!
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