Appliqué is a sewing technique that involves stitching smaller pieces of fabric onto a larger background to create a design. The two main appliqué methods are by hand stitching or sewing machine, but there are several techniques within those methods that can be used to create a project. Embroidery stitches can be used to enhance the appliqué design. Any type of fabric can be used for appliqué; the most common are cotton and wool.
Quilted by Von Yetzer
Pieced by Von Yetzer
Pattern Name: Fiesta Mexico by Karen Kay Buckley
Pieced and bound by: Cindy Maricle
Quilted by: Cindy Maricle
Original Design by: Cindy Maricle
Traditional made in honor of my women ancestors. 1998. Hand pieced, hand quilted. Silk ribbon embroidery and beads.
Pieced by: Monique Plamondon
Quilted by: Monique Plamondon
I designed the quilt and used parts of 2 patterns: foxes & hedgehogs from Elizabeth Hartman’s “Fancy Forest”; and a bear from Rachel Rossi’s “Timber!” The rest of the images I either found on the internet or from my imagination. This quilt was made for my great nephew who is turning three in October. His parents were decorating his bedroom with a theme of “baby animals” so I used a combination of applique (animals in the center panel), piecing (foxes and hedgehogs) and paper piecing (acorns) to create this one-of-a-kind quilt for him. I also used free motion to quilt the majority of the quilt and “ruler work” to quilt the acorn top.
I Challenged My Paintbrush
Needle-turn applique by Carla Javornik
Free motion quilted by Carla Javornik
Pattern: Adaptation of Aunt Millie's Garden by Piece O' Cake designs (I mostly used their pattern, but created 4 blocks of my own design and one block adapting another pattern of theirs)
Up until I saw some of the applique blocks for this quilt in a shop in Utah I didn’t use highly dramatic colors in a quilt. I saw the blocks and thought, “I should challenge myself to make a quilt with a red background; I haven’t done THAT before and so I should give it a go”. I signed up for the block of the month, but soon got bored with the muted color choices I was receiving. So, I branched out on my own and picked colors from my own stash, all the while maintaining that bold,red background. After at least 10 years (really, has it been that long?!), I finally got the quilt top together and have quilted the fabulous flower garden. As always, I’m not happy with designs, so I have to add my own take. I created four original blocks and adapted one more from another Piece O’ Cake pattern. I also modified the top and bottom borders to be composed of leaves instead of smaller flowers. And, after to listening to one of Jeananne’s bed turning talks, I decided to keep the border connected, rather than disjointed. If I remember correctly, a disjointed border on an applique wedding quilt symbolized the marriage may not last long; a continuous one meant a long life together. Although I made this quilt for my own challenge – and not for a wedding – I still wanted to incorporate that connected element. The quilt is as wonderful from the front as it is the back as I used a plain backing so the quilting would show through wonderfully. I’m quite proud of this quilt; it’s been a long journey, but the destination has proven amazing.
Pieced by: Virginia Corriea
Quilted by: Virginia Corriea
The Caswell Quilt is a reproduction of a carpet made in 1832 – 1835. The carpet was made by Zeruah H. Guernesey Caswell and made with wool from her father’s sheep. It now resides in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Pieced and Quilted by: Terry Hellmer
Design by: Judy Niemeyer
I was drawn to this quilt for it’s simplistic design. I knew it would look wonderful hanging in our open stairwell of our new home.
Pieced and Quilted by Nancy Clair
Designed by Toni Whitney
I have always loved seeing Bald Eagles. They are a stately animal. I had to made this when I saw the pattern. I took me over a year to complete this quilt.