Thursday, October 15, 2015

Virginia Quilt Museum's Shenandoah Valley Botanical Album Quilt

It's the 15th of October and time to post my first blocks for the Virginia Quilt Museum's Shenandoah Valley Botanical Album Quilt Sew Along.



This month we were to stitch the Pineapple block.
I am making the 16 inch block because most of my fabrics have large prints and will show better on larger applique pieces.





There are three pineapple blocks in the quilt.  I have chosen to make my quilt using Kaffe Fassett fabrics since I have a nice collection of them.
My background is a Moda Bella soft butter color.
I still haven't decided if I will ink the names of the blocks on my background.

 




 As far as what technique I will use well, I am a starch and turn girl so I will stick with this method.
There are so many different ways to do appliqué and we must pick the one that works the best for us.
In my opinion there is no right or wrong way just what works for you.


























We have two very talented ladies leading this Sew Along :

Dawn from Collector with a Needle http://collectorwithaneedle.blogspot.com
Doreen from Aunt Reen's Place  http://auntreensplace.blogspot.com

The sales from this lovely pattern are to  benefit the VA Quilt Museum  http://svbotanicalquilt.blogspot.com

There is also a Facebook group you can follow  https://www.facebook.com/shenvalleybotanicalquiltsewalong

It's never too late to join the fun.
Nancy


22 comments:

  1. Very cool texture on your pineapple blocks!

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  2. Beautiful start! The KF fabrics will give real life to this pattern!

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  3. Starch and iron here too! I love your blocks in these fabrics...just gorgeous!

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  4. I really LOVE your blocks Nancy!
    The Kaffe's are so beautiful and stand out wonderful against that butter colored background.
    I agree with you - there are so many wonderful methods for applique'!
    Your applique' work is beautiful!

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  5. I love that you're using Kaffe's fabrics! I'm a starch and turn (press) applique girl too.

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  6. I have enjoyed seeing everyone's versions today. The Kaffe fabrics give this a whole new dimension, Nancy! Very fun!

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  7. They're stunning Nancy! Good idea to make the large blocks as these vibrant prints deserve to be seen - and don't they look marvelous in these blocks?! It will be so exciting to follow your version :)

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  8. Such interesting fabrics. A bold statement. I like your choices very much.

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  9. Tus bloques son muy bonitos!!
    me gustan
    saludos

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  10. great blocks and fabric choices!

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  11. Lovely fabric choices! I love seeing all the different fabrics. These are stunning.

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  12. I'm really enjoying seeing where each of you are starting with these wonderful appliqués. The Kaffe fabrics you chose for the pineapples gives the perfect texture. Finding the right method of appliqueing is definitely important. I'm sure that's why so many people dismiss it as hard.

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  13. Oh MY! Your fabric choices are stunning! Can't wait to see more :)

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  14. I'm still working on my pineapple blocks sew I haven't posted mine just yet....I absolutely adore your fabric choices..your pineapple blocks are gorgeous.

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  15. I love the Kaffe fabric in your blocks - just gorgeous! Can you tell me what kind of iron you use in your starch and turn appliqué method? I've tried a couple of 'crafting' type handheld irons but they either don't seem to heat up enough or they are too hot. (It kind of sounds like the story of the Three Bears where I'm looking for the bed that is just right ;o))

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  16. You have outdone yourself again!! Absolutely beautiful and the Kaffe fabrics are perfect! You are tempting me again.

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  17. This is going to be another beautiful quilt for you. I wish I had time to make this one but I'm going to love following your progress.

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  18. Awesome blocks!! I love your fabric choices - they do showcase the shapes. Thanks for joining in the fun and sharing your beautiful work.

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  19. Nancy, as usual, this quilt is going to be gorgeous, but this one is going to be spectacular with the Kaffe prints!!

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  20. I LOVE your fabric choices. This will be so fun to watch! How big are your blocks? I am usually a starch and turn girl too... but the small scale really dogged me. I am doing a fusible machine applique with blanket stitch.

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  21. Beautiful blocks, and I love them in Kaffe fabrics.

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