QUILT INFO

This is the May sheep blanket from a pattern by Buttermilk Basin.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Old Voices New Impressions Flimsy

It took two quilt holder people to hold up my completed quilt top "Old Voices New Impressions".  A visitor today so I was able to take a picture for my blog.  The blocks are from Jeana Kimball's book by that name.  The block designs were enlarged from the original size.  I would not mind using some of the block designs in a second quilt of some sort.  I like the folk art look of some of them.


I enjoyed stitching the applique blocks very much.  They were all fairly easy to do.  I am often asked what method of applique I use.  I do needleturn.  I trace the applique shapes to freezer paper, cut them out, and iron onto the selected fabrics.  Trace around the shape with a Sew-line pencil in either white or pink.  Cut out leaving a turn under seam allowance.  I like to have the design traced onto the background so I have placement markings.  Pin a shape in place and stitch.  I use a straw needle and 100% cotton thread in either Mettler 60 wt. thread or DMC 50 weight.

I have another set of blocks that are from other Jeana Kimball and Laurene Sinema designs.  I have not started the border applique process and probably will not until next year.

Karen

38 comments:

  1. Such beautiful work. I love needle turn applique. That is truly a beautiful quilt top.

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  2. It is so pretty, Karen. I am in awe of your applique--and thrilled to be blessed with some of it!! : )

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  3. Amazing! Beautiful work, Karen.....

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  4. That really came out beautifully and love the setting, can't wait to see it quilted.

    Debbie

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  5. Beautiful! I love the traditional setting and the fabulous designs!

    Blessings and hugs!

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  6. dear karen,that turned qut very nice,love your applique,susi

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  7. Congratulations for this wonderful work Karen ! Your appliqué is awesome and I love to admire it ! Perfect !

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  8. Glad that your visitors stopped by so that we could see this lovely finish! :)

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  9. It's just beautiful Karen!! What size did you enlarge the patterns to?

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  10. Beautiful quilt! I don't know that I could wait until the new year to starting on the border. Blessings, Gretchen villacrestfarm@gmail.com

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  11. So beautiful! Loved watching your progress :)

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  12. Beautiful top! I can imagine you using the patterns again, I could do that too. It would even be good in felt probably.
    Have a good week,
    Groetjes
    Annemieke

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  13. Congratulation on this gorgeous flimsy! It is truly awesome! I love the old folks look too. ;^)

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  14. Each block is a treasure by itself, but together they're absolutely beautiful.

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  15. Beautiful finish! Your applique looks great and it is just what my weary eyes wanted to see today!!!!

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  16. I like the folk art look of some of these blocks too. I think some of my favorites are the floral ones though. Beautiful accomplishment!

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  17. Wow! It is absolutely wonderful! Your applique work is so nice and precise. What a treasure!

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  18. Congratulations Karen, your flimsy is just gorgeous!!!

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  19. Karen es una auténtica maravilla
    me gusta todo, colores, trabajo....
    saludos

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  20. It's a beautiful finish--I love each and every block!

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  21. Karen, what a beautiful quilt you will have. Thanks too for sharing your method. Happy Stitching!

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  22. I love your quilt- You are an appliqué inspiration! When you began this quilt, and mentioned the book, I could not find it. I put a sticky note with the name of the book, on the wall of my work area. A couple weeks ago, I searched again and found a copy on Amazon for about $15.00! It is mine now! Yeah- great book!

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    1. P.S. I think it is interesting that the cornerstones are light. I never would have done that! But, I might now! :)

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  23. Congratulations Karen - Your finished quilt top is GORGEOUS!

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  24. BEAUTIFUL Karen !!!! STUNNING QUILT !

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  25. Your flimsy is absolutely gorgeous. I can see why you want to make some of those blocks again, they are all pretty.

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  26. Oh Karen, your Quilt is absolutely Beautiful!!! I am so very much behind, but now I think is a good time to start this up again. I love your sashing and borders. Another great quilt you created, Hugs, Mary

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  27. I love your version. I have everything on hold, but a couple of sewing days booked in January should result in my blocks becoming a flimsy. Excellent work!

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  28. Love it! The colors are so pretty!

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  29. That is absolutely gorgeous Karen!! Nice job staying focused!!

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  30. Wonderful finish!!!!!! I absolutely love it! Thanks for sharing!

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