Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Decisions, decisions . . . .

I'm constantly torn between my love of handwork and my love of piecing on my featherweight. Quilts with both are great, so I'm doing several of those right now. Applique seems to have won out most of the time lately, but I'm feeling a stronger and stronger tug to piecing, thanks to Bonnie and her patterns on Quiltville. Here are a couple tops I finished in December that I particularly love - both totally from my stash:






This is Friendship Garden. It is a design by Alma Allen and Cherie Ralston. I love the way the pieced sashing and borders look with the applique blocks. This is a BIG quilt - I had no idea it would finish this big. The blocks finish at 20" square. I collected many different yellow for my background - but when it was time to choose I used entirely different fabrics! :-)



This is Primitive Primer, designed by Jan Patek and Sue Spargo. It was really fun raiding my stash for this one. The pink plaid is a very old Roberta Horton. I had to tea dye it to tone it down. I did this as a month by month project with one of my yahoo groups. It was really fun seeing how different everyone's turned out.


Now time had better win out - I need to finish getting ready for work!

15 comments:

Kathie said...

Patti I love both of these quilts, on my list of ufo's have to admit!
someday they will get done.

Jeanne said...

Primitive Primer is on my to-do list too. I like your bright color choices!

quiltpixie said...

Your appliques look wonderful. I'm not good at dedicating time to applique, but enjoy seeing others work...

JudyL said...

I love those quilts. I want to do some hand applique but have never taken the time to perfect the technique and always give up and go back to the machine.

Judy L.

Mary said...

Both quilts are very nice. I like applique quilts but don't do much myself - except for big pieces like my heart quilt I'm finishing up.

Lucy said...

WOWOW What a quiltshow !! I didn't see your blog for a few days and now I found these quilts ! I love them ! the mini's and the country . I love them all

Sandra said...

Both great quilts for different reasons. I love the colours you picked :-) Must get working on some of my BOMs too!

Michele said...

Oh Patti, I love love love that friendship garden quilt. I have been doing some applique lately, which I never thought I would enjoy, but I do. I also love the sampler quilt underneath it. Gorgeous. Thanks for the quilt show, and I am off to google those patterns...

Patty said...

Oh i love those ! Especially the first one. You inspire me to try applique. I might just get brave enough to try it

Carolyn said...

Patti, I love these quilts! You do beautiful work...

Darcie said...

Oh Patti! Both of these applique quilts of yours are just splendid!!! I don't know which would be my favorite.

You go ahead and choose...and I'll be happy with either!!! They'll look great anywhere in my house!

Sewcatherine said...

Wow. I love both of these quilts. Okay, I need to find my buttonhole foot for my machine...too many applique quilts that I want to make!!

Tracey said...

Oh wow Patti...those quilts are to die for! WONDERFUL!!! Thank you for sharing!!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Hi Patti! I"ve been so busy lately I haven't had time to check in on everyone. Your FG turned out great! I would never have thought to do it in those colors, but it looks wonderful! I'm hand quilting my PP right now (ok not this second but I've started it!)

Dona said...

Catching up here on everybodys blogs and thoroughly enjoyed your quilt show. Beautiful quilts, beautiful work. WOW, love the effect the yellow bckgrd has on the FG quilt.