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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 500397 views.
Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Jul-2

A few days ago, I finished a UFO.  For quite a while (like Dee), I have wanted to do a reverse applique project.  In 2019, I found one that was designed to be a SMALL project, like 12x12 finished.  But, I couldn't let well enough alone.  :-)  I enjoyed the project, but don't feel the need to repeat it.  I consider this box checked off.

I made a long, narrow applique, which when I was done, I had no idea what to do with it.  A throw pillow came to mind, but I honestly didn't want another one.  Mr. Pirate has already "commented" on how many I have on the couches.  So, I let it hang on my design wall for a while.  A crafty friend was visiting and commented how pretty it was and  how much she liked it.  I told her she could have it.  *I* certainly didn't have any idea for it!  She said it would look so pretty as a table runner.  What an excellent idea!

So, I loaded it onto the longarm, quilted it with some curvy feathers along the perimeter but was stumped as to how to quilt the reverse applique portion.  Ami to the rescue!  :-)   She and I talked for a bit and we hit upon the idea of doing a SITD just inside each applique and also quilting "ghost wings" around the butterflies.  I must say that it turned out better than I thought.  The only real part that I wasn't thrilled about was the binding ... I didn't have any of the background fabric at all and nothing in my stash was really terrific.  In the end, I used a bland green mottled batik.  My friend was thrilled with it.   I'm so glad  (that I don't have this project hanging around my house!)  :-)

The pattern is "In a Word For the Love of Applique - Beauty" by Jill Rixman.  It can be found at http://www.artfullyapplique.com/product/pina04-beauty

Here's the finished piece.  It is 15"x44"  The quilting was done in a pale green thread that blends into the background fabric, so what you see is the texture .. until you take a closer look.   After the reverse appliques were done, I did a freeform, wavy hand-embroidered chain stitch around everything.  Then I put standard applique flowers, berries, and leaves around the chain stitch vine.



Here's a close-up of the perimeter quilting .... each quadrant has this curvy feather and double-line beadboard.



Here's a close-up of the quilting around the butterflies.  I used about 3-4 different butterfly wing outlines, also done in the pale green thread.  The SITD on the inside of the butterflies was done in clear monopoly thread.

latterberry

From: latterberry

Jul-2

Amazing little quilt!  What a lucky friend you have.

Midkid5

From: Midkid5

Jul-2

Very pretty, glad you were to find something to make it into and gift it to someone who will appreciate and enjoy it.

Jo

That came out really nicely! I am glad that I was able to help with some ideas that you were able to use. It is nice to have things finished and great to send them off to a home where they will be loved.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

Jul-2

Well, the border looks great.  Sounds like it was an easier process than I imagined.   Didn't that process waste some of your background fabric?(the part you trimmed off)

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Jul-2

That is true but they were just small pieces that wouldn't have made a difference anyway.

Judy (DJZMOM)

From: Judy (DJZMOM)

Jul-10

Oh my, your Pheasants project turned out wonderfully.  I sure enjoy how you write up a project and explain how you needed to "adjust" the plan along your journey.  Thanks.

 

Judy (DJZMOM)

From: Judy (DJZMOM)

Jul-11

Judy, your quilt is just delightful and so cheerful.  Well done!

Judy (DJZMOM)

From: Judy (DJZMOM)

Jul-11

My goodness your table runner is just lovely.  The quilting is wonderful.  

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Jul-11

I was very happy when she said that she liked it cuz I really didn't have any actual plans for it.

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