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,
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!


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.