Friday, June 13, 2008

4 Seasons Swap Quilt - Summer

The top is done... now it needs to be quilted.



(excuse the coloring, it is a little off... but I am not a camera -or photoshop- wiz!)

The person I am making the quilt for asked for a style that was traditional country. I immediately thought of applique. The quilt design is my own, but the patterns for the fruits and flower came from Nancy Odom's Wildberry Vines pattern, and the butterfly is from my EQ5 program.

I started out hand appliqueing the blocks, but found that my applique was getting worse, not better, and I knew those cherries would be impossible with my skill level... So I did a raw edge applique instead, and machine stitched right next to the edge. It was really fun, actually, and I plan to do more of it.

7 comments:

Jenny said...

it looks great. nice job, ginger.

i actually got out my quilting things this week and cut a few peices. maybe next week i'll get to spend a little more time on it . . .

The Queen said...

That turned out really nicely,good job!

stephanie said...

ooo, it turned out so well! it's really pretty.

Lisa said...

Ginger it's adorable!!

Thimbleanna said...

Very cute Ginger! I love the colors. And too bad you don't live closer to your sister -- I suspect you have a few models she could use! ;-)

Margaret aka Supermom said...

your partner's going to LOVE this. The applique is just something that takes patience -

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love the little quilt you've made. Your partner will love it.