This is a SUPER easy applique project (featured in The Quilter‘s January 2011) that would be a quick and easy to make gift if you are home-making your Christmas gifts this year… don’t you just love those vibrant colors on the chilies? The fabrics I used for the project is a combination of RJR‘s Pin Dots and Henry Glass‘ Summertime.
I used Hobbs‘ Tuscany Silk Batting, and Aurifil Mako 50 to quilt this banner. The quilting was minimal for this project – I picked and quilted on a few floral designs on the black background fabric. I thought the background fabric spoke for itself, and didn’t need quilting to make it look better.
Go to www.quakertownquilts.com if you are interested in purchasing a kit for the project. My “ARMCHAIR QUILTER’S” SUGGESTION: Not interested in making the banner? How about just making the individual blocks and frame them in separate frames for a visual statement?
Thanks for stopping by! And, go and enjoy some chilies to spice up your new week!
p.s. Click here for my other project featured in the same magazine.