Monday, February 17, 2014

Show and Tell - Applique Society

Confession time, I've had some of these pictures for quite some time and have just not got them from my camera to my blog. This is from C.O. She does the most amazing work and I have learned so much from her. I'm thrilled to be in the same group as these ladies, there isn't a meeting that goes by where I don't learn something new.

Here is some wool/bead work that C has been doing.  This needle case is cuter than cute.
These blocks are from a group that meets at 2Thimbles, one of the three quilt shops we have in Bellingham.  The detail is so fabulous.

Today C.O. shared this piece.  It's a Lori Smith pattern and it's been hand appliqued and hand quilted.  What a fabulous finish for February.  Finish is going to be my word for 2014.

This is my block from my Sacagewia Sampler from Minick and Simpson.  I've been poking away at this block and have 4 more cherries to stitch down.  Then the embroidery for stems.  It's got a bird in the top right and bottom left but I"m leaving them out until I get more blocks done.  I can't decide on colorways.
This block shows a great way to use printed fabric.  Look at that birds wing, it couldn't be any better!

Look at all those cherries/berries. Love the red/green/cream, you just can't go wrong with this combo.
The beginnings of a small Hawaiian quilt.  I love the color combo.

J.H. does her applique with a lot of prep work for her pieces, she glues/pins them down and whips through the stitching in no time.  She has done so many appliques and her choice of color is always stellar.

A study in small piecing and a two color quilt. This is a treasure!  Not only does C.O. do great applique, she is also a fabulous piecer.
Look at all the fabrics she has in this, wow.
Finally, another small piece.  I think (??) these blocks are 4 1/2" and I think (??) it was a challenge from a local quilt shop. If you finished one block, you carried on and got the next block, and sew on ...... Beautiful piecing.

That's what I have for you today, thanks for stopping by.  I'm hoping to catch some of the Olympic hockey, I missed the US/Russia game, 4:30 a.m. was a little early for me to rise and shine!



Barb said...

thanks for sharing these projects. love the little purple doll quilt - such sweet little blocks.

Louise said...

A good way to start out the day, Sharon. I am always in awe of Cheryl's work! Love her small Lori Smith appliqué.

Louise said...

A good way to start out the day, Sharon. I am always in awe of Cheryl's work! Love her small Lori Smith appliqué.

Lori said...

What a talented group- you included!

Kyle said...

What wonderful pieces. Surrounding yourself with talented people is the best way to stay motivated.

Janet O. said...

I am in awe of all of the beautiful applique, and that bird's wing is wonderful!
Oh, that little purple quilt is so cute. Love it!
And the sampler is calling to me. What a bunch of inspiration you shared with us today!

Missie of Traditional Primitives (formerly Hallbrook Designs) said...

There's nothing like good inspiration from The Appliqué Society meetings! I love my local group and get to go this morning. Can't wait! I don't know where I have been to miss so many of your posts, but I sure had fun catching up on all your beautiful projects! I especially love the star! It's wonderful!

Aunt 'Reen said...

I love all this show & tell!
What a talented group you have. Thanks so much for sharing!