Wednesday, 7 September 2011

My Whimsical Quilt Garden

My Whimsical Quilt Garden by Piece O'Cake Designs, is a wonderful pattern!  Earlier this year I was lucky enough to team up with Sonja Marek, to complete this quilt.  Sonja did all the hard work, all the beautiful Applique.  I was given the honour of quilting the quilt.



The hardest part was deciding what to do.  Since it was all hand appliqued I wanted it to look somewhat traditional.  I outlined the applique and then did a ribbon in the sashing.  Then came the border.


The border was plain white muslin with wonderful polka dots appliqued.  I decided to outline the polka dots, and add more dots to the fabric with the quilting.  Since the centre of the quilt had a lot of quilting, I needed to balance it with a lot of quilting in the border.





The quilt is hanging in a spot at Katja's that makes it hard to get a great picture, so this is the best I could do.  This quilt has to be my favourite quilt that I have had the pleasure to work on this year!

8 comments:

  1. wow.. that is a stunner! great quilting to accent all of the applique. wow.

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  2. I love this! I have the pattern, but plan to machine applique, could never do "Sonja" applique!!

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  3. sorry, anonymous is me!

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  4. Beautiful! What a great quilt and your wonderful quilting really gives it the perfect finish!

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  5. Very, very nice! Love the circles on the border!

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  6. I am working on this quilt now, but it pales in comparison to this beautiful work. I am hand piecing it but wish I had done the machine piecing as well. I just don't have the skills to do it justice, Thanks for sharing!

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