This is Lynn’s beautiful applique quilt that I have been working on
for several weeks. Kerry Burke, over at Simple Bird Applique, is the
designer of the pattern.
Here is the completed quilt. I will show you pictures of
each block and how I came up with the design idea for each
Because the hummingbird is so fast flying, I thought that
wavy lines might depict movement of the hummingbird’s
The lines of each block has a nice curvy edge so I thought
that it would work on the inside edge of each block. I
stitched this line in each of the blocks, so that it ties all
the blocks together.
Another gorgeous block. I used a clear monofilament thread
for all the SID work. I usually do all the ditch work first so I can
get to the fun part of filling in all the designs and the background
For the background fill, I used an allover with lots of
designs: feathers, swirls, and circles.
The background fill consists of feathers around the outer
edge and a small swirl. I used a light blue polyester
thread for the top and the backing.
The chick and butterflies really feel airy to me.
These are the wavy lines encircling the butterflies.
The middle section has straight horizontal lines in
the middle of the block.
This vase also has some feathers in the background as
well. It has some nice swirly stitching in it as well.
A close up of the stitching.
I love the apples, the barrel, leaves and robin.
Feathers were stitched around the outer edge again and
swirls were stitched in the background.
Poinsettas in a vase.
More close up pictures.
I love the sunflower and the cat tails. Straight lines are
stitched in the inside area and pebbles. Lynn really loves
pebbles so I had to add them in somewhere.
Don’t you just love the squirrel and the leaves?
This is one of my favorite blocks. All I could think about was seeds so
that is what I stitched into the background.
This is also one of my favorite blocks, as well. I wanted it to
look like a winter’s snow storm. Can you see the swirls?
The middle section has straight vertical lines in the middle. Can you
tell that I love straight lines?
The backing fabric is great for hiding all the stops and starts.
Here is a close up of the background fabric.
The outside border fill is really a mish mash of all the background fills
used in the various blocks.
When I get bored with one fill, I just start another design. And of course,
I had to add feathers to the border.
This is the inside section on the quilt; I really love the big
pink rose and the butterfly. In the middle section, I stitched
in a butterfly, a leaf and another flower.
Have a great week!
2 thoughts on “An Applique Quilt..”
Wow. how fabulous to see every block. thank you for showing us all the details.
love your work
It’s so pretty! I love the blocks, the frabrics , and the colors! The quilting is a great work!