Saturday, June 2, 2012

Hearts and Vases Quilt

A corner of "Hearts and Vases Quilt"
The hearts are firstly appliqued to the background squares on point, and then the border is assembled. Borders are mitred - a must when using stripes.


Simple shapes add to the naive feel and blue leaves add a touch of whimsy


A simplified "Broderie Perse" technique is used for the applique flowers - motifs have been chosen with backgrounds to match, thus eliminating the need for detailed cut-outs.
A little stack of quilts waiting to be transported to Nantes!

5 comments:

  1. Great job Brigitte the tips will be really helpful. Wondered why you had been so quiet thought you must have been busy packing books. I so love the book, have heard really positive feedback about it.

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    1. Hi Jean! I'm still struggling with links - slow and steady - I will get there...
      Thanks for the book feedback - its very heartening. I just need to keep up the stitching..

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  3. Hi David- it all sounds very intriguing - these sets of 4 matching hexagons...? I'll be interested to see what you make...happy quilting!

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  4. I use paper clips to hold the fabric firm while I am preparing the fabric and papers.

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