Friday, December 28, 2012

2 Amazing Applique Quilts

 Bev Bannard is an amazing and prolific sewer.  Her stitching is always beautiful and her quilts are just stunning.  This is Bev's 'Ann Dagg's' Quilt.  A pattern by Di Ford.  Bev loves cross-hatching and feathers so this quilt has heaps of both.  All applique has been outlined and the centre panel then has a diamond pattern cross-hatch behind it.  The outer border has freeform feathers coming around the red flowers with straight-line either side of the applique. 

 This amazing quilt is Bev's version of the 'Mary Mannakee' Quilt.  The quilt was too large for me to get a photo of the entire quilt.  Bev has chosen the most amazing colour palate for this quilt - it is truly striking.  The background is a highly patterned white and black fabric, and her bright greens, yellow and burnt orange just set this quilt off beautifully. Following Bev's love of cross-hatching and feathers, I have sewn a diamond of very small diamond cross-hatching in the middle of each of the blocks with feathers leading off from them between all of the applique.  It was very difficult to capture a photo of the quilting but I have managed one clear shot below.  Each block then has a some cross-hatching echo and outlined to compliment the block.  I have used the colour co-ordinated threads and sewn the bare minimum onto all of the applique.  This is an epic quilt that is a credit to Bev's ability and patience.



  1. Both of the quilts are wonderful and even better when you can see them up close. The colour of the fabrics on the MM quilt have always been a great inspiration to me.

  2. Wow! what a treat to see those quilts! Congratulations to Bev on such lovely work - and I love the choice of quilting on the Daggs in particular. thanks for posting.
    Every Stitch

  3. Not only is Bev's work amazing but so is yours. You have both done a fantastic job.
    They are both stunning.

  4. Bev's quilts are breathtaking, and your exquisite quilting complements them beautifully. I'd have said 'enhances', but they're so gorgeous 'complements' sounded more apt :-)

  5. These quilts are truly inspiring! Thank you for sharing your talent.

  6. Both the quilts and the quilting are amazing. I have bookmarked your blog and will visit often. Your entries are wonderful - thanks!

  7. Gorgeous! I have a very talented Mother! The quilting is also beautiful.

  8. Spectacular! Let's call you "the dynamic duo"! Fine workmanship all.

  9. I have just stopped breathing. These are both amazing quilts. Truly a match made in heaven.

  10. It is very beautiful and her quilts are just stunning. I like it so much
    Of course, that the amazing colour palate is . I like it, so.
    Best regards

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