Discussion in 'Sewing, Quilting, Embroidery' started by CalicoKatie, May 11, 2018.
You lsdirs and Jims lady are so talented.
She just finished the one I showed earlier unfinished.
Beautiful work. Lovely colors.
I forgot to tell you, that we also use some of the quilts on our bed.
The all white one , she uses like a bed spread on top, then 1 or 2 for warmth depending on how low we let the fire get at night, and how cold her feet are.
So is that needle turned appliqué? I'm intrigued by the piecing of it in combination with the embroidered edge.
I got most of my rail fence blocks done last night. I will probably try to get 4 more out of the misc. pieces and scraps so I can make it a better shape and size. I need to sit and do some math and figuring. My goal is to use up fabrics so this isn't a tough quilt but will hopefully look nice.
What's needle turned applique?
Jim, piecing is when you cut shapes and sew them together. Applique is patchwork when you cut shapes like a leaf or a heart and sew them onto your square of fabric. Needleturn is when you use the point of your needle to turn the edge of your patch under as you sew it down. I was interested in the applique, too, because of the pattern. I finally got a close enough look at the picture to see that it is a raw edge (meaning the outer edge of the patch was not turned under) with an outline stitch along the edges so I it won't fray. Then it was cross stitched over the appliqued patch. I do a lot of cross stitch, too, and I don't remember seeing any of the stamped blocks with the applique on it so I thought that was a neat detail.
She buys the pre printed blocks.
She picks her colors and embroiders all the blocks, then seems all the blocks together and then quilts it .
Unless she does a one piece pre printed .
Thank you @CalicoKatie I couldn't tell for sure. It sure is a beauty isn't it!
Edited to add - we were typing at the same time Jim. Thanks! I had not seen printed blocks like that. She does impressive work
King size quilt takes 36 , 18" blocks.
Queen size takes 30 , 18" blocks.
Whole cloth is all embroiders one piece.
Average investment is around $40 for materials...forget about time.
When she is sitting, she is embroidering.
This is the place she buys most of her quilt blocks.
Sometimes she orders off Amazon.
Here is a baby quilt she finished today,
Been working on it for a few months off and on.
It's for great grandbabies, that we may never live long enough to see.
But she will hopefully have one ready for each of our 6 grandkids.
What a sweet baby quilt! Future generations will enjoy having these handed down to them. I have several of the stamped crib tops that I'm going to make for my grandsons to have in case they ever settle down and have a family.
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