This is a quilt made by Lynn. The pattern is Aunt Millie’s Garden by Piece of Cake.
Lynn did a fantastic job of appliquing it and is a fast appliquer. The fabrics are
alot of fun and I love the colors in this quilt. If you want to see the blocks close up,
just click on the picture of the block and it will open up into a larger window.
Last month, at the Quilt Show, I had seen the exact quilt all quilted and
finished. It looked pretty impressive so I hoped that my ideas and designs
would do it justice.
After all the SID was done, I decided to background fill all of the 12 blocks
differently. Yes, I am nuts!
I did a swirl but added a few clouds.
Feathers were stitched all around the outside and in the middle areas
as well. I love feathers and I think that stitching tiny feathers are alot
easier than large ones.
A tight swirl design was used here.
Don’t you just love the funky flowers in this block? I didn’t want to use
too many straight lines as fills so I decided to try a flame design instead.
It kind of looks like wood grain to me.
I was running out of ideas so I used an old stand by for a background fill:
Love the colors in this block. I even tried several background fills that I
thought of. This is one of them. I call it a “pumpkin seed.” Real creative,
eh? But this is what it looks like to me-an oval shape on top and a point
on the bottom and then an echo all around it. Each “pumpkin seed” is
nestled to the preceding one so it looks kind of cool. What do you think?
I was getting to the end of the quilt and trying to come up with some more
background fills. What is an applique quilt without some echoing on it? That
is what this one is all about.
Again, I love the colors and flowers in this block. I stitched another
swirl design but made it much bigger and not so tight together.
Swirls were used again but I added feathers on the circular part of the design.
Amazing how many ways a person can use swirls.
McTavishing was stitched in this block. It’s an “S” shape that is
repeated over and over again, all over the block.
Pebbles were stitched all over the background of this block.
I love pebbles; Never seem to get tired of them.
The last block has tiny leaves sitched all over it. They are nestled pretty close
together and I think it makes a neat design. This is the other design that I came up
with and I think that I may use it again in the future.
Now, for the borders. I decided to stitch a swirl design on the outside of the border.
Who can resist feathers on an applique quilt?
As I mentioned earlier, the other quilt had feathers running along the vine. Rose had
quilted it so I thought I would use the same idea. Thanks Rose.
On the inside of the border, I used 2 different fills-pebbles and the “Pumpkin Seed” fill.
I think that it breaks up the border somewhat and adds more interest to the
What do you think?
I used a cotton light cream thread on the top and backing for all
the SID work. Then I switched over to a light cream thread that is
about the size of one hair strand. It is quite fine but doesn’t add
alot of thread build up when all the background fills are done.
I think that I did the quilt justice.
Have a good week.