Need applique help

Need applique help

Post by G. Hilbor » Thu, 07 Jan 1999 04:00:00



Why not check out some of Debby Mumm's books for inspiration.  I have  a
couple of her books - don't follow exactly but  use for guidance.  She has
lots of things for garden lovers.   Also check  patterns by a company called
Critters -  not sure of the url but they are on the web.  They seem to have
lots of animals the patterns look real - also colouring books.  If she like
the folk painting type why not some doves and hearts and embroider cross
stitch some blocks of  ladies and men in a simple form.  Hope some of this
helps - Good luck - Gwen Hilborn - Ontario Canada.
Quote:

>I want to make a lap quilt as a birthday gift for my Darling Stepmother.
She
>has said she doesn't really like the geometric designs of most pieced
quilts;
>when we looked through my QNMs together, the ones that she commented on
were
>all appliqued.  She does German folk-art painting, and I know she would
love a
>quilt with that type of design, but turning that into a quilt is sooooooo
far
>beyond me I don't even want to think about it.  She's also a Master
Gardener
>and likes pig motifs (among other things, she has a stained-glass pig in
the
>kitchen and a concrete pig in the garden).

>Although I've never done applique before, I'm thinking about tackling
Brenda
>Henning's Stained Glass Flower. Garden.  Or, if anyone can point me to a
pig
>pattern.....

>To give you an idea of my skill level and inclinations:  I've been sewing
for
>30 years and quilting for about 2.  My quilts are all machine pieced and
hand
>quilted.  My triangles never seem to come out well, no matter how careful I
am.
> I also know how to knit, crochet, and cross stitch, and I don't like
really
>intricate projects of any kind because they take too long and I get sick of
>them.  (Which is why I only make baby and lap quilts.)

>Do you think this will be beyond me?  What do I need to know before I get
>involved in this (or, I suppose, any) kind of applique?  What do you think
of
>the Clover Quick (iron-on) Bias Tape?

>All advice and comments welcomed with open arms.

>Nurse Ratched

 
 
 

Need applique help

Post by Susan For » Thu, 07 Jan 1999 04:00:00


How about a medalion quilt with a large block of applique in the center, pieced
borders, and maybe an outer minimally appliqued border (like some corner vines, or
whatknot). If you get bored, then I wouldn't tackle an entire appliqued quilt
project.

sus

Quote:

> I want to make a lap quilt as a birthday gift for my Darling Stepmother.  She
> has said she doesn't really like the geometric designs of most pieced quilts;
> when we looked through my QNMs together, the ones that she commented on were
> all appliqued.  She does German folk-art painting, and I know she would love a
> quilt with that type of design, but turning that into a quilt is sooooooo far
> beyond me I don't even want to think about it.  She's also a Master Gardener
> and likes pig motifs (among other things, she has a stained-glass pig in the
> kitchen and a concrete pig in the garden).

> Although I've never done applique before, I'm thinking about tackling Brenda
> Henning's Stained Glass Flower. Garden.  Or, if anyone can point me to a pig
> pattern.....

> To give you an idea of my skill level and inclinations:  I've been sewing for
> 30 years and quilting for about 2.  My quilts are all machine pieced and hand
> quilted.  My triangles never seem to come out well, no matter how careful I am.
>  I also know how to knit, crochet, and cross stitch, and I don't like really
> intricate projects of any kind because they take too long and I get sick of
> them.  (Which is why I only make baby and lap quilts.)

> Do you think this will be beyond me?  What do I need to know before I get
> involved in this (or, I suppose, any) kind of applique?  What do you think of
> the Clover Quick (iron-on) Bias Tape?

> All advice and comments welcomed with open arms.

> Nurse Ratched

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***
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Norman, Oklahoma
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Need applique help

Post by DavandM » Fri, 08 Jan 1999 04:00:00


I want to make a lap quilt as a birthday gift for my Darling Stepmother.  She
has said she doesn't really like the geometric designs of most pieced quilts;
when we looked through my QNMs together, the ones that she commented on were
all appliqued.  She does German folk-art painting, and I know she would love a
quilt with that type of design, but turning that into a quilt is sooooooo far
beyond me I don't even want to think about it.  She's also a Master Gardener
and likes pig motifs (among other things, she has a stained-glass pig in the
kitchen and a concrete pig in the garden).

Although I've never done applique before, I'm thinking about tackling Brenda
Henning's Stained Glass Flower. Garden.  Or, if anyone can point me to a pig
pattern.....

To give you an idea of my skill level and inclinations:  I've been sewing for
30 years and quilting for about 2.  My quilts are all machine pieced and hand
quilted.  My triangles never seem to come out well, no matter how careful I am.
 I also know how to knit, crochet, and cross stitch, and I don't like really
intricate projects of any kind because they take too long and I get sick of
them.  (Which is why I only make baby and lap quilts.)  

Do you think this will be beyond me?  What do I need to know before I get
involved in this (or, I suppose, any) kind of applique?  What do you think of
the Clover Quick (iron-on) Bias Tape?

All advice and comments welcomed with open arms.

Nurse Ratched

 
 
 

Need applique help

Post by J. Weig » Fri, 08 Jan 1999 04:00:00


ODear Nurse Ratchet...
Have you considered doing machine applique with a satin stitch?  or
applying the applique with wonder under or heat and bond and doing a
simple button hole stitch or blanket stitch around the design?  You
could make the quilt look very professional with some beautiful hand
or machine quilting to finish.  All very easy, but can come out
remarkable looking!  :)

Jennifer

 
 
 

Need applique help

Post by Wanda bikecat » Fri, 08 Jan 1999 04:00:00


Hello,
        I have pig fabric.......  You could do a geometric design in fabrics she'd
like.
        I have used the fusible bias for stained glass, and it is wonderful.  The
only downside to it is the expense; most stained glass patterns use a lot
more of the bias than it would seem they need.  So, if you've got a big
project in mind, use the JoAnn's 50% off coupons to buy a roll now and
then.
        Another suggestion for you to mull over for your Master Gardener
DStepmother would be a watercolor quilt.  Hmm?

Wanda bikecats



snipping here....

Quote:
> I want to make a lap quilt as a birthday gift for my Darling Stepmother.
She
> Although I've never done applique before, I'm thinking about tackling
Brenda
> Henning's Stained Glass Flower. Garden.  Or, if anyone can point me to a
pig
> pattern.....

and here...

Quote:
> Do you think this will be beyond me?  What do I need to know before I get
> involved in this (or, I suppose, any) kind of applique?  What do you
think of
> the Clover Quick (iron-on) Bias Tape?

> All advice and comments welcomed with open arms.

> Nurse Ratched

 
 
 

Need applique help

Post by Monique Re » Fri, 08 Jan 1999 04:00:00


How about a collaborative project?  Let her paint a design with silk paints
(they don't get stiff) on high-quality cotton, and you quilt it.  It will be a
memory of the two of you sharing some fun.

Monique

Quote:
>I want to make a lap quilt as a birthday gift for my Darling

Stepmother.  She>has said she doesn't really like the geometric designs of
most pieced quilts;>when we looked through my QNMs together, the ones that she
commented on were>all appliqued.  She does German folk-art painting, and I
know she would love a>quilt with that type of design, but turning that into a
quilt is sooooooo far>beyond me I don't even want to think about it.  She's
also a Master Gardener>and likes pig motifs (among other things, she has a
stained-glass pig in the>kitchen and a concrete pig in the garden).
Quote:
>To give you an idea of my skill level and inclinations:  I've been sewing for
>30 years and quilting for about 2.  My quilts are all machine pieced and hand
>quilted.  My triangles never seem to come out well, no matter how careful I am.
> I also know how to knit, crochet, and cross stitch, and I don't like really
>intricate projects of any kind because they take too long and I get sick of
>them.  (Which is why I only make baby and lap quilts.)  
>Do you think this will be beyond me?  What do I need to know before I get
>involved in this (or, I suppose, any) kind of applique?  What do you think of
>the Clover Quick (iron-on) Bias Tape?
>All advice and comments welcomed with open arms.
>Nurse Ratched

 
 
 

Need applique help

Post by DavandM » Sat, 09 Jan 1999 04:00:00


VERY COOL IDEA!  I've already found, and decided to make, a pig quilt for her
birthday.  However, I will suggest this to her because I think she'll love it,
too.  Thanks, Monique!

Nurse Ratched

Quote:
>How about a collaborative project?  Let her paint a design with silk paints
>(they don't get stiff) on high-quality cotton, and you quilt it.  It will be
>a
>memory of the two of you sharing some fun.

>Monique