An Applique Quilt..

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.

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Here is the completed quilt. I will show you pictures of

each block and how I came up with the design idea for each

one.

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Because the hummingbird is so fast flying, I thought that

wavy lines might depict movement of the hummingbird’s

wings.

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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.

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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

fills.

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For the background fill, I used an allover with lots of

designs: feathers, swirls, and circles.

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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.

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The chick and butterflies really feel  airy to me.

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These are the wavy lines encircling the butterflies.

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The middle section has straight horizontal lines in

the middle of the block.

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This vase also has some feathers in the background as

well.  It has some nice swirly  stitching in it as well.

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The Vase Block

A close up of the stitching.

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I love the apples, the barrel, leaves and robin.

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Feathers were stitched around the outer edge again and

swirls were stitched in the background.

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Poinsettas in a vase.

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More close up pictures.

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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.

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The sunflower and cat tails block.

Don’t you just love the squirrel and the leaves?

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This is one of my favorite blocks. All I could think about was seeds so

that is what I stitched into the background.

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The squirrel and acorns.

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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?

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Pinecones and Poinsetta

The middle section has straight vertical lines in the middle. Can you

tell that I love straight lines?

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The backing

The backing fabric is great for hiding all the stops and starts.

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Here is a close up of the background fabric.

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The outside border

The outside border fill is really a mish mash of all the background fills

used in the various blocks.

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When I get bored with one fill, I just start another design. And of course,

I had to add feathers to the border.

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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!

 

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