Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Not just applique

Yes I can piece too. This is a Fig Tree Quilts pattern that appeared in a recent issue of Quilt Mania magazine. I would love to tell you which issue but I recently was tidying up and "put away" the magazine and now can't find it! Anyway since I much prefer applique to piecing I find I must occasionally force myself to practice my piecing skills. With 77 pieces per 12 in. block this pattern was perfect and a great way to play with value. Using such a limited color palette made value even more important and it was fun seeing how each block would turn out. And since it was a pretty busy quilt it was a great opportunity to practice on my longarm "Annie".
I don't have a computer guided system which means lots and lots of practice with free motion patterns. This time I tried some feathers, swirls and flowers and because of all the piecing you can't really see my mistakes. It was lots of fun to do and I just love this color combination.

5 comments:

sko_G knits said...

beautiful. looks like a piece of fine english porcelain.

Feed Dog said...

I know "fresh" is a cliché in describing quilts these days, but the aqua really brings fresh new life to the blue and white palette. Completely stunning in the constrained colors, and the quilting makes it look so snuggly.

Has giving Annie a name helped with the bonding?? Hopefully she's eased up on the tension and won't have to be known as Tight-A** Annie!

Teresa said...

First time visitor, now a follower...I have enjoyed following your CWB journey on Lizzie's blog. This is a beautiful pieced quilt with nice fabrics! Yes dear, you can piece, too!!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

I quilt for fun said...

Heather, thanks for your comment about binding. Would love to see a close up of one of your tight bindings. Couldn't locate your email address but I appreciate your stopping by and reminding me that I used to like to bind. Used to offer to do it for my friends. Not now but will if asked. Glad to have found your blog and now a follower.

Jan at iquiltforfun.blogspot.com

EileenKNY said...

Heather,
I'm a member of Glorious Applique with you so I came to your blog. I wish you could remember or find the name of this pattern, it's so fantastic. The color reminds me of Wedgewood. Thanks for showing this quilt.