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Thursday, January 3, 2013

First Finish of 2013.....Flowering Vine

The Flowering Vine....


Flowering Vine is an applique pattern from Denyse Schmidt.  A great pattern for those new to hand applique.  Simple shapes, plus the bonus of learning to make bias strips for the vine.  I have mentioned before that I prefer to use bias bars rather than the bias tape maker...for stems at least {more on that later}.

    
I used a Moda Crossweave as the background fabric.  This is actually a deep denim color.  I find the crossweaves a bit tricky to photograph...they are very rich and I love the texture.


If I have any complaint about the crossweaves...they do tend to stretch a bit.  But it is manageable.

The flowers and leaves are from Denyse Schmidt's, soon to be released line...Shelburne Falls.  LOVE. IT.

   
For the backing fabric, I borrowed a favorite choice from my friend- Heather Graham {not the actress ;)
I used a Melody Miller fabric...nice and wide so I didn't need to piece....


Flowering Vine is completely hand quilted with #8 perle cotton...Valdani Thread {my favorite}....


This quilt will be hanging in the shoppe {Sew To Speak} and will be a new class this winter {YAY}
happy thursday!
mary :)

24 comments:

  1. It's very pretty all around!

    The cross weave makes it looks almost like 2 quilts in one, at least from the photographs. :)

    I usually use 12 DMC perle, but received some colored 8 valdani for Christmas. I love them and cannot wait to use them!

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  2. Yoiks thats alot of handy work Mary!!
    Lovely job. I have made one dresdan block, which I like but I'm not in love with applique!! I need to improve my technique, can I join your class?
    xx

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  3. It looks incredible!!
    I love the quilting - I'm think of doing the same when I ever finish my Rose Stars. So glad you mentioned the perle you use, it looks gorgeous. Will have to see if I can find it over here!

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  4. a beautiful applique quilt, your hand stitching is brilliant. And there was me thinking I was busy sewing a pincushion or two...

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  5. Beautiful! You've worked your magic again! :) x

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  6. It's gorgeous! Selfishly I'd love to see all of it! Love the back!

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  7. So lovely! Hope we get to see some more...

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  8. Love this. You do an amazing job!!
    Mary

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  9. Ooh that's fabric to look out for....love the quilting and what a great pattern to start to applique!

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  10. Wow this is gorgeous- happy new year!x

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  11. You always make the most gorgeous quilts. I love it. Happy New Year!

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  12. Every time I see your work I feel like hand quilting too .. wonderful!
      Have a good year .. much love for you

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  13. Just beautiful Mary! Boy would I love to take this class from you.

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  14. It's beautiful, love the fabrics you have used. Your hand quilting is as always, fabulous.

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  15. It's another beauty Mary, I cut my teeth on the bias bars. I just wish we had the Valdani threads here.

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  16. love it....but you lost me on the bias talk!

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  17. It is beautiful. I too prefer bias bars for this type of work. I used them in a banner quilt I made and it was a cinch... Love all the hand quilting!

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  18. The first and more to come ,it`s just fabulous.Have a fun weekend!!

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  19. It's so pretty, Mary. I love your quilting...really make for a standout project. I wish you much happiness in 2013, by friend!

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  20. Your appliqué is beautiful! The quilt looks so soft and cuddly

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  21. That is such a beautiful quilt to start the year with. I love the rich dark blue background. I'm so excited about Shelbourne Falls!

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  22. This looks lovely, Mary! Do we get to see the whole quilt, later on?
    A new collection from Denyse is always something to look forward too. I need to make some room for it in my stash, though.... I have collected her fabric, but not used a lot of it yet...

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