Monday, September 8, 2014

The Applique Society

I don't know how many of you know about The Applique Society. We're an international group of applique lovers and makers. Come check us out.

Monday, September 1, 2014

For a long time I have wanted to learn to do needleturn applique, and been an admirer of Kim McLeans quilts, and was lucky enough to get into one of her classes at the Taupo {NZ} Symposium last year. Had a lovely day learning to do needleturn and admiring Kims quilts"in the flesh" as it were, and being glad that I hadn't jumped in the deep end by trying Pandemonium first up!
And twelve months later here is the reult of that day, I have so much enjoyed making this top, which is off to be quilted soon. Oh, the outer border has since been added. The hardest part was cutting and joining all the 2 1/2" square, some dont quite match, but they are my Amish pieces. I have no idea what will happen when it is finally finished, probably join all my other quilts stacked on beds and chairs around the house!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

After four years. . .

I am ready to add yet another completed Roseville Album to our blog.  Although the quilt has been finished for many months now, I am just now finding a way to photograph it.  This quilt marks my journey through breast cancer surgery and recovery; its four "pink" corner blocks were my way of remembering that time in my life.  Having Kim's beautiful pattern to applique has been soothing and rewarding.  It is, to date, the most ambitious project I have attempted, but now it won't be the last.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Green Country Quilt Guild show June 6, 7th

Thank you Kim for making such a wonderful pattern!  I just won the Viewer's Choice today at the show.  This quilt is needle turn applique and hand quilted.  Mostly Kaffe fabric, some hand dyeds.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

A boy and a girl, an album pattern is out


 Hi, thought I'd let you know that the pattern for this "a boy and a girl, an album" is out now, in Liza's website, enjoy! Cheers, Kim McLean

Sunday, May 25, 2014

finished - after 3 years - will you vote for me?

Friends: After 3 years, I finally finished my Roseville Album. Well to be honest, I still need to finish the hand quilting on the very last, bottom block. But I am calling this a victory.

I have had my own blog for about a year and I found this great online blogger quilt festival at Amy's Creative Side.... and I entered Roseville into this festival. Will you go there and vote for me?

Go here and find my image, then click on the heart in the upper right hand corner to vote.  Very simple. That's it. You also might want to look around at all the fabulous quilts here... I heard there are over 650 entries!

Find this image to vote:

Here are a few other images for fun. These are also posted on my blog with more info about the festival and links to my other entries in the art quilt category:

Thanks friends. It has been a long journey. So proud to have reached this point!

Friday, May 23, 2014

True confession.  What would you do-----if you were trimming the s.a. on the last miter using a ruler and cutter and CUT an uneven triangle out of the border!!!  I usually use a scissors and trim one side of the seam at a time.  This time I decided to use the ruler so the s.a. would be even as the background is light and the s.a. will shadow through.  It has been a week since the dastardly deed was done.  I cut off the end of the border and re-mitered it, but I have not felt like adding the corner applique as yet. 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Baby Quilt using Kim's pattern Trees of the 4 Seasons

I fell in love the the animals on this pattern, here is what I did with them.  Lella Rose will be so happy with her animals...much love to Kim for her wonderful designs