Saturday, 25 July 2009

I am loving applique...

Here is my latest block for my Baltimore Album quilt. It took me an hour just to do this little bit of rucheing and tack down a little bit of one flower. I have 3 other ruched flowers to make!! The fabric I chose for the vase looks perfect to me - it has the vintage look of Prussian blue that can't be duplicated accurately these days (now that the carcinogenic dyeing practises have been outlawed).
I really like the teal leaves. I bought an applique pattern at the Show, (show you later,) and I plan to sew all the leaves in shades of reproduction teal.
So, as I am in applique mood I photographed applique quilts made by a group of ladies. They all have similar features, but all are unique.



I hope you are feeling inspired...








Isn't it amazing how different they look with the makers' chosen colour schemes?





The black is striking, but it's not a plan of mine to use black backgrounds.




Vintage, but pretty, is this my favourite colour scheme??





The backgrounds make this quilt look modern and funky.

3 comments:

The Rabbit Factory said...

Gorgeous quilts...I'm drooling!

Janet said...

It is amazing to see the different looks, thanks for sharing them. I would hate to have to pick a favourite.

Kathie said...

wow that was fun seeing all the different backgrounds...
and fabric choices
picking a favorite, hmmmm
for me to make, would be the traditional one
the one I love looking at is the one on the black background...
really makes those colors pop
thanks for sharing these with us...
what pattern is this from do you know?
Kathie