French Bouquet in JUMP-START YOUR QUILTING

You have seen snippets over the past year…


But now, you see it in its entirety! My French Bouquet mini quilt is officially published in one of House of White Birches newest book, “Jump-start Your Quilting” (edited by Jeanne Stauffer).


This 16″ x 16″ mini wholecloth/applique combo wallhanging was designed with a home machine quilter in mind. A 16″ square is just about the perfect size for someone who wants to do a bit of practicing on fancy quilting using their home machine.


The fabrics are mainly from RJR‘s Fancy Hill Farm collection, except for the beige background that’s from Robert Kaufman‘s Radiance cotton/silk line.


Quilting was done with YLI Silk 100 (Color 239) over Hobbs Wool Batt because I wanted to highlight the feather quilting in the center of my floral wreath.


If desired, you can also quilt or embroider a monogram in the center instead of doing the feather quilting. The feather quilting motif is my original design adapted from an antique Persian floral cluster. It is printed in the book for quilters to use on their quilts.


Here are a couple of close-ups:


Click here to find out how I popped my applique:


I love it anytime I get to do dense quilting – therefore making French Bouquet a most enjoyable project! I hope you enjoyed the pictures as much as I had enjoyed quilting it.


From time to time, I am asked about the stitches I use for my applique. Come back tomorrow for a tell-all! Meanwhile, I wish you a beautiful day!

30 thoughts on “French Bouquet in JUMP-START YOUR QUILTING

  1. Now that I have drooled all over my laptop… this is amazing and so are you. I love love love it. Even though it is small I could never get the stitches so beautiful as you do. Bravo. Bunny

  2. Absolutely beautiful Wendy!! I am so glad to hear you are going to tell us more about the applique stitches – that was going to be one of my questions…what stitch number and what size :)…and what foot ♥

  3. Wendy, I love it! The applique, the design, the quilting, … I could keep going! I guess you really like the silk thread, don’t you? :)

    When I tried to click on the link to see how you popped the applique, a blank page came up.

  4. Wow!!! This wall hanging is exqusite. Thank you for sharing these pictures. I’ve been gazing at these pictures for over 10 minutes!!!! Stunning! Thanks again, Didi

  5. Congratulations on the publication Wendy. The piece is stunning with that gorgeous quilting, I’ve enjoyed the sneak peeks and now we get to see it in it’s entirety.

  6. This quilt is gorgeous and really showcases your talent. That dense quilting is unbelievable! I like how the YLI thread fairly glows. Wendy, this is yet another “done good” quilt to add to your very long list. Excellent!

  7. Awesome!! This year I am planning to donate some small quilts to our guild’s silent auction to raise funds for charities…and this would be awesome. Not to mention give me tons of practice on FMQ!

    Thanks so much for sharing your ideas and talent!

  8. What a beautiful quilt and such an honor to get published. Good job. Your free motion is fantastic and I am still intimidated by doing free motion. You inspire me.

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