I hope you have not given up on me as I have been away from the blog for a while. I assure you I have been busy working on new designs and playing with video's too.
The quilt I am working on currently uses beautiful fabrics designed by Minick and Simpson called Grand Traverse bay. The design was sparked by an antique quilt I saw using the 'T' block in indigo blue and white fabrics. I immediately thought of the beautiful Minick and Simpson fabrics I had purchased.
I did some research on the 'T' block and found a big T block I loved, arranging them in a straight set for the center of the quilt. The antique quilt did not have a border and only had 'T' blocks, but I thought my quilt would look better with an applique border.
I started cutting all the triangles, and arranging the fabrics in various combinations of colour.
Piecing the blocks together was fun, not a hard block to make.
Arranging the blocks, all the fabrics looked great together.
Now on to the applique border.
Making the flowers and stitching the layers before appliqueing them to the border using Aurifil 80 weight thread and stitching invisibly by machine.
The final design of the finished quilt. The pattern is coming soon .......
If you can think of a name for my quilt, that would be great ! I am always stumped when it comes to naming my quilts.
I have been playing with the video while making applique flowers. I thought you might to take a look at part one of how I turn the edges for the applique flowers.
I would love to know what you think, I am so new to video and to be honest it scares me a little.
P.S The pattern will be available soon for this quilt. Take a look at my other patterns available here at Pine Valley Quilts
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The recipe for the nine patch blocks is available as a free PDF download here
How cute is that. Warning ! they are addictive........
While sewing the flowers on the border of the Feathered Star Quilt, I thought it would be great to share my method
Here are the steps I used to complete the flower and stitch it in place.
For each flower shape, use freezer paper templates and iron the edges over the freezer paper. You can find more detailed instructions about this in my e-book Applique! Creating and Stitching here
There are two types of flowers in the border, I will start the Tutorials with the Pink and Red Daisy flowers.