Thursday, August 23, 2012


I know it has been a while since I have posted progress on my Red and Green Traditional Quilt, but I have been working on it diligently!  I am feeling more and more comfortable with needle turn applique and find it as enjoyable as hand quilting or reading a great book.

The current and coxcomb block I posted about earlier was designed by Janet of Quiltsalott. She does fabulous needle turn applique and also offers tutorials and patterns to inspire anyone who would be interested in making an applique quilt.  I decided to make four of her blocks to put in each corner of my quilt, they were such a joy to stitch at one point I was wishing I had done a whole quilt out of them as Janet is doing.
I just love the contrast of color and can't wait to start hand quilting this quilt. It is going to be so much fun to quilt.  This last week I finished up a prairie rose block because of my midwest heritage.  I have almost finished another prairie rose wreath block but you will have to wait for next post on that one.
I know I said I was going to do a oakleaf and acorn block in tribute to all the oaktrees in our yard, but it is a bit more difficult and I have to admit it has scared me a abit.  Yesterday I figured out which method I would use to make a stem that splits in two, and tried one, it wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be, now if I can do three more symetrically on the same block.  The final block is going to be a pot of flowers that I hope to put together with bits and pieces of flowers and techniques I have seen and want to  try, so it is going to be a total experiment. Wish me luck!

1 comment:

  1. These blocks are just beautiful! You are doing a great job. I have always loved these patterns.

    I love Janet's blog too and she is such an inspiration.