Esther Aliu has a new Block of the Month applique mystery quilt called Heart's Desire. Her designs are gorgeous. www.estheraliu.blogspot.com I'm using a combination of back-basted needle turn applique and reverse applique. Here are the first two colors basted on the first block. Marjorie has a different color scheme and applique technique at www.appliqueaddict.blogspot.com.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
|Sophie's Wild Rose Baby Quilt: center|
|Bear Paw block construction diagrams|
The white background of the wild rose block doesn't really show the reverse Bear Paw of the layout. The Flying Geese segments are actually pairs of half-square triangles.
|Sophie's Wild Rose pieced block|
I had been working on "Buffalo Gals," but when Miss Sophie's mama asked for the wild rose quilt, it seemed like a good idea to make it first. Sophie decided to take her time, and was born today; the center of the quilt is almost done; all of the pieced blocks are pressed and ready for final assembly. I'm aiming for finishing assembly and quilting before she's a week old.