Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Basket Applique Quilt

I have finally really learned how to applique, and I am in LOVE!! I adore applique and I am picturing all of the quilts, wall hangings, table toppers, place mats, and runners I am going to make! Here is one of the pieces I am learning on. It is a quilt by Kim Diehl, from her book Simple Blessings. The quilts is called Baskets of Bloomers. 
Super Fun!!!

I already showed you the first block, but here it is again,
This is called Tulips. Here is the second block,
Gerbera Daisies
And the third block,
Pomegranates
They are all needle-turn applique. So much fun!! There are 9 blocks in all to make a square wallhanging. But I am going to make a throw for my living room, so I am going to add 3 more blocks. I am going to use the basket but put my 2 cats and my dog in them. Then it will be more of a rectangle, and a good throw size.
I'm lovin' it!

5 comments:

Margaret said...

They're all wonderful! I'm going to have to look up that book. I love the quilt on the cover too!

Deb said...

That book looks like a winner. I'm going to have to look for it. Your blocks are wonderful. I need to hone my applique skills because when I see thing like this I want to have them!

staci said...

Your appliqued blocks are gorgeous, I can't believe that you're just learning!

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

I have this book also, it is great. I absolutely love your blocks!! Your quilt is going to be beautiful.

Ann in the UP said...

Very nice work! I love applique, too. (I found your blog this morning when I clicked on "next blog" just for the fun of it. I'm making a WORDS quilt, but am stalled out for awhile and knitting a prayer shawl. It's hard to machine piece while you travel.