Machine applique, Patchwork


Quilt top is almost finished!

Autumn PenniesThe Autumn Pennies table topper uses Kim Diehl’s invisible machine appliqué technique.  This two block quilt, alternates quarter-square triangle blocks with penny blocks.  A project of fabric squares that are five inches or less, the finished penny’s look very much like those in a wool penny rug.

Each penny block consists of 4-different sizes of circles.  With Kim’s technique, the circles are attached to freezer paper; the seam allowances pressed to the waxy side of the paper and the largest circle stitched with mono-filament thread onto a background square. Each of the remaining three circles are stitched on top the previous circle.

Now that the blocks are assembled, all that is left to do is to add the borders.

The book, Simple Seasons, contains projects and recipes for each season: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter.  The next project in the book that I would like to make is a table runner of yo-yo’s and appliquéd tulips.  Reminding me of Spring, it is appropriately called  Tulips and Tossed Greens.   Even though the appliqué pieces are to be hand appliquéd, they are prepared using Kim’s freezer paper technique. When the shapes are appliquéd in place, the edges have already been turned under, eliminating the need to needle-turn the fabric.

Also included in the book are recipes for each season.  Two look especially good to me:  Summer’s Dilled Pasta Salad, and Winter’s Raspberry Truffles recipes must simply be delicious!

Until next post…

Happy Quilting.

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  • Reply Lisa January 29, 2009 at 7:20 am

    Hey Lucia,

    Your quilt top looks GREAT!!!! And we’ll miss you at the BYOB sale today!! Although I’m sure you don’t miss the 10 inches of snow we got yesterday (it probably would have been a work at home day for you!!) Keep up the posts!!!! and enjoy the sunshine!!!

    • Reply Lucia January 29, 2009 at 9:06 pm

      I did miss being at Mission Rose’s BYOB sale today and have every intention of making up for it in April.

  • Reply Elna L.Dwyer February 1, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Can’t wait to see your work when you get back. That quilt you are working on looks very difficult and beautiful. You are much more ambitious than I am these days. See you soon.- Glad it is you kayaking. The very idea scares me.

    • Reply Lucia February 2, 2009 at 9:01 am

      These quilt patterns were really quite easy. It’s go they look more difficult to put together than they really were. I am just enjoying having the time to spend quilting though I am still not getting as much done as I’d hoped – but it’s fun trying.

      Hope you have some good weather planned for us on February 20. I’d not looking forward to pulling the trailer in the middle of a snow storm. Keep your fingers crossed!

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