Sunday, March 2, 2014

Sweet Applique is Done!

Isn't she a beauty?
My client really gave me a beautiful quilt top.

  Sugar Roses, designed by Susan Guzman for McCall's quilting magazine.

I just took it off the frame, spritzed any chalk and markings still showing and cleaned up stray threads.

It's all freehand and here are the tools I used:
Yup, this is it....
I before I put the quilt on the frame, I used my big bread bowl to mark an arc on the setting triangles, so all the feather plumes would be the same size.
I also divided the triangle in half so I would have a center registration mark for setting the curve in the identical place in each arc. Then, after looking at my rulers and stencils and not finding exactly what I wanted I used a scrap paper to create the curve I wanted.  Marked so I could line it up on each triangle.
Easy peasy. 
Now,  all 8 of the feather plumes are matching and all headed clockwise around the quilt center.
 My client send a wide backing fabric that is a pretty creamy off-white on white floral print.




I am thrilled with how this turned out and will send it to Arizona to it's owner tomorrow!




9 comments:

  1. Stunning! I can't even draw a feather on a piece of paper.

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  2. You deserve to be thrilled, you did an amazing job. It is so beautiful!

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  3. Words can't do your work justice. Amazing!

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  4. WOW! What an amazing quilt with amazing quilting!! You did a amazingly wonderful job! :)

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  5. Gorgeous quilt - the back is as stunning as the front!

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  6. I knew this one was going to be beautiful. I love this pattern (know the name?) but your quilting makes everything POP!. Love the front, but the back shows all of your beautiful quilting.

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  7. Thanks everyone, the pattern is called: It is called, Sugar Roses, designed by Susan Guzman for McCall's quilting magazine.

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