Tattered Garden



May all your ups and downs be with a needle and thread!

Friday, November 16, 2012

In Full Bloom

One day  while reading some of my favorite blogs I came across this post on Karen’s blog Log Cabin Quilter.  
It was a free pattern by Edyta Sitar found here..  
Well, not having enough to do and thinking it was very cute I decided to make it.  I commented on Karens post and asked her where she got her background fabric.  To me the background is what makes this little quilt so special.  Karen being such a thoughtful person offered to send me a piece of the fabric.  So here is my version of  "In Full Bloom".
If you enjoy looking at quilts especially applique’ you should visit Karen’s blog.  She does beautiful work.  The headers alone are worth a visit.  
Happy stitching,
Nancy

Monday, November 12, 2012

Feathered Tulip in Vases Progress

 Sunday afternoon I decide to square up all the blocks and put the center of my Feathered Tulip in Vases quilt together.   Well, let me tell you---Squaring up applique’ blocks makes me break out in a sweat.  I think it is one of the scariest things I do.  I mean all that work and one wrong cut and it’s all to be done over.  If you have extra fabric.  I must have spent several hours measuring and marking before I began cutting.



I decided to trim my blocks to 25.5 inches instead of 24.5 since I had the extra fabric and it would space the applique’ a little further apart.

Next, I would need to cut my setting triangles apart because I appliqued' them all together to prevent stretching of the bias edges.

Because the blocks are now 25.5 inches square I  added a half inch all the way around the setting triangles when I trimmed them so they would fit on to the blocks.  I am sure all you experienced quilters that are good with math know this but it took me a while to figure it out.

"Here’s Tulip!"  Not the best picture.   I just don’t have space enough to get a straight  shot of the quilt.
I am well pleased with the result so far.  This is a pattern from Collector With A Needle and it’s really pretty simple applique’.

My big decision now is do I want three borders like the original or four and what color to make the border flowers?
Happy stitching,
Nancy