Thursday, February 16, 2012
" Pandemonium Quilt" - left bottom section
Thank you for your comments everyone, glad you're enjoying the snippets. The photo shows the section below the "rooster & hen vine" - see previous post. You can put your sunglasses on. The framed animal applique is 10" x 10" and surrounded by 1" strips " log cabin" like. Often, I've noticed in those castles that there are paintings of animals, perhaps they are the estate's prized animal stock. I thought I'll put my humble animals in their frames too. My mother used to put her photographs in an album fastened down by little clips that look like my frames in the applique. She also had porcelain plates that she mounted up on the wall - that upper 12" block is my version in applique. I had a number of fabrics for this one, didn't know which one to choose because I love them all. If you are sewing this one, the first flap has to be partially sewn until the last one is done and then you go back & finish stitching it down. The lower " six pointed star" is fun to do, but watch out for that corner pieces. The template for this section goes to a line & you can't make a template with a line. So, what you need to do is to measure 6" from the right angle corner and mark it on the fabric before you cut the patch, or you'll end up with 1/2" missing. I did mention this on the template sheet. The borders to the left are made up of 4" variable stars and 4" double circles applique in shot cottons and prints. I did love making these little blocks, a chance to do fussy cutting for the feature patches. The quilt is 92" x 92" finished size.