Saturday, August 27, 2011

New Garden Quilt Top (Branson, MO)

Back in July, I picked out some fun summer fabrics that was inspired by picnic shelters on Camp Lejeune's beach.  I finally found a wonderful yet simple block that I thought was perfect for this fabric.  I know I'm a little backwards.  I should be thinking about Fall colors and themes, but I have to go with the idea at that moment (and the fabric kept calling to me)  okay, so I sound a little nuts.  What can I say?

You probably remember these two photos that I posted back in July.
Camp Lejeune's Seashells

Fun fabric
The colors in my Electric Quilt 6 (EQ6) almost matched the fabrics.  I could not find the deep blue, but the blue-green worked out just fine.
Quilt Block
Close up of blocks

Top 40 x 50
I got the appliqué patterns from The Complete Book of ART NOUVEAU DESIGNS.  A great collection from various artists.  I have been wanting to use the patterns in this book.

I think the hand-dyed Batiks will be perfect for this design.  I think Batiks are the best fabric for appliqué work.  It is the most forgiving fabric.  I can iron a crease into it, iron the crease back out, and it still looks good.  I can appliqué it, leave it, rip it back out days later, and still reshape it.

Below is the flower design and the Batiks.
Batiks and Appliqué pattern
 Below:  I'm not sure if I'll use both designs or all the different colors.  I might use just the one pattern on the right.

More Appliqué patterns and batiks.
Placing the designs on the top.  What do you think?
Freezer paper:  Traced. Cut. Ironed.  Now to trim, mark, and sew each piece on to the top.
Freezer Paper ironed on.  Ready to trim and mark.
Well, that's as far as I have got on this project. Stay tuned.  Oh, and I decided that I wasn't quite done with the Kokopeli quilt.  I'm adding just a little bit more to the top.


  1. Pretty quilt! I can't wait to see the appliques added!!

  2. Can't wait to see your quilt finished. :) Very nice! Found your blog through Slow Poke Quilters blog list. Hope you don't mind having a new follower. :) Those picnic shelters are really great!

  3. Thanks Aquariann! That makes two of us. I am very excited about getting it done!

  4. Hi Kelli! Thanks for following my blog! Me too! This is my first time doing such a large applique project. I stopped by your blog and I am now following you too.

  5. Thank you Tricia! Silly me! I should have done that too.


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