Tuesday, April 1, 2014
In deference to Lee, who asks for more activity on Glorious Applique, I'm posting my just finished adaptation of Kim's Trees of the Four Seasons. I love pieced quilts with applique borders, so I adapted this pattern with that in mind. I sort of thought it would go faster. WRONG. 169 pieced 4" blocks took forever, but I liked the scrappiness possibilities of the design and the diagonals created by the subtle color contrasts which sort of refer back to Kim's original center design of the leaves. My idea to downsize the quilt to 75% so it would fit on my design wall didn't quite work, so pardon the back lighting on the side borders. It finishes at 67.5" square.
Appliqueing the borders was the most fun, and I did those first.
Now is anyone else working on Trees? I'm thrilled to see more Roseville Album blocks and tops, and surely someone out there is working on Kim's medallion. So I join Lee in hoping more of you will post soon!