Wednesday, June 20, 2012
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.
This beautiful quilt was made by Debra Welsh. The pattern is 'Strawberry Summer' by Blackbird Designs. Debra attended a workshop in Warnambool with the designers and has fallen in love with the freedom of their designs. She has also used the fabrics that the Blackbird girls designed a range called 'Nell's Flower Shop'.
I have outlined all of the applique on this quilt and used very freeform heart pattern in both the strawberry flowers and the hearts in colour co-ordinated threads. The pieced blocks have a feather wreath in the their centre with a large circular pattern in the corners, this circular pattern has then been repeated behind the applique blocks.