Sharing my adventures in quilting and my love of applique.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
2 more quilted
I am still working away on the applique in the Captain Russell quilt so thought I would show 2 quilts that I completed recently. This first is "The Graceful Garden" from the book of the same name by Denise Sheehan. The original quilt calls for a pieced border but I found this stripe as I was collecting fabrics for the quilt and am happy with how it worked out. The background fabric looks sorta weird in the photo but it is a cotton quilting fabric with a printed shimmery design and several of the prints also have gold metallic.
I must be secretly drawn to glitz cause I am noticing a bit of a trend in some of my recent quilts.
And here is the finished 12 days of Christmas quilt. I quilted a scroll design in the border, some little holly leaves in the corner squares, a scroll type background design and then holly vines in the outside border.
This one really looks better in person and despite the border being darker than anticipated, I am happy that I will have a new quilt for the holidays.