Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Beautiful Applique Quilt

 Merri Garton has made this gorgeous applique quilt.  The pattern is out of the book by Fons and Porter, 'Quilts from the Henry Ford Museum'.  The original picture in the book doesn't have a border so Merri designed one herself and compliments the centre beautifully.  Merri is very bold in her choices of background fabric and this almost mint green colour is a lovely choice.  I did tell Merri that it fits perfectly in my bedroom and if she didn't want to collect her quilt, I wouldn't mind. ;-) 
I have quilted the centre of the quilt with a little crosshatching and feathers stretching out from the centre.  All of the feathersand applique have then been echoed slightly, I feel this helps to enhance the applique.  The border is quilted with freeform leaves and berries and I have repeated the berry design behind the central applique sections.  The applique pieces are very large, so in co-ordinated threads I have sewn different designs into all of the flowers, leaves and flowerbuds.  This quilt is Huge and a testament to Merri's patience and obvious ability.

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