Thursday, November 10, 2011

APPLIQUILTING

I know you are going...SAY WHAT!!!!

In an email I was telling Cindy (Just Cindy) what I was doing and she said she calls it Appliquilting.

I have been so busy that it is hard to sit down and just sew, so it is nice to have a project set up that I an come to and work on sporadically.

This is where the Appliquilting comes in.....I am doing the blanket stitch to the whole quilt, sandwich and all....gobble gobble.

I love how the back looks. I think I am going to do some cobble stone in between the stems and basket....

Then Cyndi told me about this contest at the Missouri Quilt Co. She thought I might enjoy doing it. It started November 1st and ends Dec. 31st.

Part of the rules is you use one Summer Breeze charm pack, I ordered 3 just in case.

Sadly, this is where the charm packs lay, still in their wrapper. Poor charm packs.....maybe soon I will get to them????

Also....Day Star, the winner of the Beam N Read is a no-reply, didn't know that when her name was chosen. I am going to give this person until Sunday to send me her address and contact me, if not, then another winner will be chosen.

41 comments:

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

I love the appliqué...and the pattern on the back!Someday I want to try appliqué too!

Snoodles said...

Wowser! Love how the back looks, Barb! Keep up the good work!

Cheryl Willis said...

years ago I use to do a raw edge applique tulip as an alt block and one of the kids turned it over and said, why don't you just do this it would be faster. So we made up a bunch of blocks where I just sewed on the drawn line, turned out to be one of my favorite quilts, looked embroideried, set them with 16 patch scrappys. Now I need to try it as the quilting, looks promising as a TO DO cw

Fiona said...

Love it.... all in one.... and I love the background you have for the flowers too.... pretty charm pack...
Hugz

AlessandraLace said...

it is amazing. good work. hugs

JustCindy said...

I forgot to tell you that appli-quilting is addicting. I have done them and changed the bobbin thread to match the top thread and it turned out so cute. The Summer Breeze charm packs are so pretty.

SewCalGal said...

You do beautifil applique' work. Have fun in the contest. Love the fabric.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Joanna said...

Your applique looks so smooth. I sometimes end up with buckling. And I love the flower design.

Lesley said...

Barb, This is so funny...I just got home from a fabric shop with fabric and a pattern to make a tablerunner and it is done just like what you're doing...machine button hole stitch through all the 3 layers (thin)...so when I'm done, can I say I'm a novice appliquilter? If I need help, I know who to call!
Cheers!

Vivian said...

Your project looks great, front and back. I've done appliquilting now and then, especially when I'm in a hurry and time is short. Takes care of two things at once. It's efficient and gives us more time for the next project.

Patty said...

Looking good Barb!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

That's so cool! Love the way the back looks. And the front too, of course!

suemac said...

I like it. The back looks as good as the front stitching wise. I love Summer Breeze. I have twelve f.q.'s but have not made anything with it yet.

Diane H said...

That looks great - what a fabulous idea!

Fiesta said...

It looks great Barb. Cindy always gives me the best tips

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love your applique. What a clever idea too. Love how the back looks.

KaHolly said...

It looks great, front and back!!

wackywoman said...

Oooooooooooo, I like it!

beaquilter said...

I just tried that link and found the charm packs, but now they are OUT of stock, boo hoo, wonder how long it will be?!

Sheila said...

Wonderful idea , kills two birds with one stone so to speak and looks great !

Jacqueline said...

The back is almost as pretty as the front, only in a minimalistic way.

onlymehere said...

I've never heard of this before and it's fun to see the back and how it's turning out. Is it bad to hope that this "no reply" winner doesn't get back to you so I have another chance at winning? Yes, I'm soooooo bad that way, lol! Have a great day!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

That is so beautiful!! Great work!

hetty said...

Your appliquilting is great! I have never tried it myself, but it looks like a time saver.

Mystica said...

Its because you are so neat that it looks good. I doubt anyone could do blanket stitch so nicely that the back looks as good as the front!

Cathy said...

Appliquilting...great idea, love yours. xo

QuiltSue said...

The back of the quilt is looking as lovely as the front. You've made 2 quilts in 1 I reckon.

ooglebloops said...

Love the appliquilting!!! And love you putting my quilt retreat in your sidebar- thanks!!!!!!!

andsewon said...

Looks great Barb! I begin doing this a few years ago after doing an online work shop with Pat Sloan. Love the way the backs look! Pretty charms. Look forward to seeing your project!

MooseStash Quilting said...

Nothing looks better to my eye than a great applique. I love the lines you the back of the quilt!

Yvette said...

Now why does your back look so good? That's fantastic!

Ivory Spring said...

Very nice, Barb. Do you use a walking foot to do your buttonhole stitches since the quilt is already sandwiched?

John'aLee said...

What fun! It is beautiful!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I love the term appliquilting! The back of your quilt is going to look wonderful.

Kim D. said...

Cute Applique Barb, it sounds like you've been a busy women. I like the way you are appliquing through the layers, designer Patrick Lose was a guest speaker at one of our Quilt retreats and he used the same technique for his small wall hangings. I'm sure those layers make a great stabalizer too. I've been MIA and I miss my blogger friends. Have a lovely weekend!

barb's creations said...

I haven't seen this method for appliqueing,looks great Barb and the charm pack looks so pretty :) Barb.

Melissa said...

"Appliquilting" - I like that.

alhsjej said...

I hope she replies for the 'Beam' - but if not you could always pick me!!!

Joanne Lendaro said...

LOVE IT!! You do such great work!!

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world! :)

Margarita said...

What fun Barb, How did you stick it on???Vliesofix?? Might have to give it a try. Is your project very big? Questions questions, sorry but I really would love to know.