Saturday, March 19, 2011

Quilting for Comfort and Joy

Today, March 19th, is
National Quilting Day
...so to celebrate, I made sure to make time to quilt this afternoon.

After going through some of my stash patterns, I found this adorable little applique quilt - it is by
The Wooden Bear
and is titled
May Flowers
(from the
Little Quilts Squared
series). I definitely took some creative liberties (as you can see if you visit the link for the pattern) - I completely changed the colors...and the shapes of the flowers and leafs...I wanted it to be cheerful and springy. I was able to cut most of the pieces with my
AccuQuilt Go! Fabric Cutter
which made it quite fun (using several strip cutter dies and the GO! Rose of Sharon by Sharon Pederson die)...plus I was able to play with fat quarters and fabric scraps in my ever growing stash.

Over the last year, I have really grown to love machine applique...for me, it is addicting...once I started this project, I worked on it all afternoon until it was completed. I already have it hanging in a small quilt stand in my living room...and it is bringing me comfort and joy!

I hope you make time this weekend to work on a project that brings you sheer happiness...

7 comments:

  1. I'm not a quilter but I adore quilts!!
    I adore the applique quilt you've finished up. Such pretty colours and so very appropriate for spring.

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  2. I always hand applique, but I would love to do more with my machine.
    I do love to hand sew while I relax, so I probably will do my prims by hand and art pieces with the machine. Your piece is perfect for spring.

    Debbie

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  3. It's adorable, B. Very happy.

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  4. Wow, Belinda! Your quilt is lovely; it definitely says "Spring"! Congratulations on your latest finish!

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  5. I love the pinks. I can hand applique and love that. I guess I like to hold things in my hands such as my XS and work on it that way. But would never get done as fast as you.

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  6. LOVE your color choices...I didn't get to quilt yet this weekend, but I'm hoping to today! Love your use of your GO! I need to start experimenting with mine.

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