Monday, November 7, 2011

I Bet You Didn't Know I Could Do This....

Hello Everyone,

Finally things are starting to normalize at home, power is on, laundry is in process, candles put away, orders are all packed, labeled and ready to ship tomorrow!!

So I thought I might share something that I am working on... Applique!!  This is definitely something that you don't see me doing much of on this blog.  But yes, contrary to popular belief, I can do it!  Maybe not as well as some, but I can.

This block is one that I am working on for Shelly and our Two's Company Bee.


It is all leaves and I am using Kaffe fabrics and Australian fabrics all in red.



Don't look too close, the stitches may not be too perfect.  But I do like how it is coming along.  Almost done!

And to prove I have done it before here is one that I should actually finish up into something.


I really do like this one, but not sure what to finish up as... 

Should I continue to build on it and make it a small quilt, or...
Should I just stop there and make it a pillow? 

What do you think?


 This was done from a class that I took with Becky Goldsmith of Piece O'Cake Designs.  Fun!


This one you can see is in progress and another Piece O'Cake Design.  Still lots to go!

There you have it, a bit of applique from little old me.

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Now I have to go pack for a long awaited quilting retreat!

Until Next Time...

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30 comments:

Fiesta said...

Beautiful applique Jackie.

Stephanie said...

Never had a doubt you could do gorgeous applique! I love those hot red leaves.

Rózsa-Dorina said...

Very beautiful the colours,congratulations to the needlework!
Rózsa

Stacey said...

Fabulous red leaves! I love the idea of mixing the Kaffes with the aboriginal fabrics...I went to a 2 day worksop with Becky when she visited Australia last year...I learnt heaps!!

LynCC said...

I've just started hand applique, myself. Just in time, too, since I decided to do a Dear Jane - sure need it for that!! lol

Cathy said...

Woohoo gorgeous aplique, love it!! Have a great retreat. xo

Mommarock said...

You are doing wonderful! I think you need to keep on going and make a quilt. The fabric you chose is just breathtaking.. keep going :)

karenfae said...

I am sitting here clapping my hands for you - I didn't know you did applique either :) looks good!
Karen

YankeeQuilter said...

I love the crossed laurel block!

Nancy said...

Love all the reds in the applique block! Looking good. I'd say use your other applique block as a center medallion and surround it with complimentary pieced blocks in a small quilt, making the applique block the "star". Have fun on retreat. Glad your power is back on.

Carrie P. said...

You go girl! Looking good in red.
I think you should make a medallion quilt with the block that has borders.

Audrie said...

Glad to hear you've got your power back too! It's been one hell of a week... don't know if I dislike snow or CL&P more lol

Your applique looks beautiful! And there wasn't ever any doubt you could do it :)

Cathi said...

Your appliqué is gorgeous! Love those red leaves.

Nifty Quilts said...

Your red leaves look great! I'm still working on mine too. Your other appliqué is worth showing off. But the white one with the leaves...think I'd add something to that. ; >

Suzie said...

Just beautiful Jackie! Carrie's suggestion for a medallion quilt sounds like a good one.

Anonymous said...

Love your red applique - Kaffe would be proud!!
See you tomorrow for our fun week of sewing!!!
Justne

Thimbleanna said...

WooHoo -- you're doing applique! I love that red piece -- very pretty!!!

Snoodles said...

That's beautiful....I think it would make a lovely pillow!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

You are a little ahead of me on Shelly block Jackie! Yours looks look great. I would make a pillow out of the other applique piece you have finished.

Barb said...

Your red leaves are great! I have an all red quilt in the works to, but just at the cutting out stage.
Have a great retreat - enjoy!

Wendy B said...

I really do think you're selling yourself short, Jackie!!!! Those blocks are beautiful!!!!! I just love red and those fabrics are perfect!
I think a pillow would be great....a series of them is easier to use than another wall hanging??!!! What do you think?
sugary hugs
Wendy :O) xo

Deb said...

Beautiful Jackie. I think it would look gorgeous as the centrepiece of a quilt.

I love your choice of colours in both blocks.

Barb said...

Love your applique, it is just wondreful and the colors....

em's scrapbag said...

Love all those red leaves. Have fun on your quilt retreat!

Johanna said...

Glad to see you have power. We just got ours back tonight. Oct. 29 to Nov. 7 without power! Lots of fun. Now, to get this house put back together. Love the applique!

Nedra said...

I haven't appliqued in years either. Love the Kaffe leaves in red.

Rosemary said...

Beautiful work! Love the fabrics you chose. Isn't it great to have the power back and everything back to normal!! (Whatever that is!!)

Catsngrams said...

So Glad all of back to normal I hate it when it is out it seems so lost and dark. Love the applique.

Jean said...

Very pretty applique. Love the reds. Looks like a great job to me...is it the start of a project or a small project?

KnoxBlox said...

Well now. Awesome applique! Thanks for all the great pics. Tami in Denver

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