Happy Monday, Everyone! I hope you are having a great start to another new week! I received my copy of The Quilter (Jan 2011) last week. Yes, it’s Jan 2011! January 2011 means Miss Baby will be two, and that I will be yet another year more mature! :)
The fabrics are from Benartex‘s Americana Collection. Check out their other colorways – they are breathtaking!
I quilted around the applique shapes. Because I used Hobbs‘ Tuscany Wool Batt, the applique ended having a nice little POOF! The heart buttons really made my roses special, I think!
I quilted what I called “heart blossoms” in between the appliqued Kansas Roses using a pale blue thread (Aurifil Mako Cotton 50) a add a bit of subtlety to the quilt. If you are a regular, you know I often use Aurifil Mako Cotton 50 to quilt my quilts.
Don’t feel like making 12 of the applique blocks as shown in the quilt diagram? Why not just make two, and frame them with scraps for a couple of throw pillows? Don’t you just love all the endless possibilities in quilting?
Quakertown Quilts is carrying kits for this quilt. The last I checked, they haven’t included the Jan 2011 kits from The Quilter on their website. You might call or wait a few days to check their website again.
Thanks for stopping by. It’s going to be another challenging week for me. Do think of and pray for me!