Tuesday, May 27, 2014


When the Applique Bee met this  month at the Attic Window Quilt Shop, Bev S. showed members how to do back basting applique.  We all do various forms of applique, and it is always nice to learn another method.  Who knows, maybe we'll like that one better.  So last month when I asked Bev if she would show us how to do what she did, she generously said yes!  Bev said that she likes this method best because it is flexible and easier to fix a mistake.
First we learned how to draw our patterns onto the back of our fabric and to base the top and bottom fabrics together, stitching along the drawn lines.
Then Bev showed us how to stitch our applique pieces.  The basting thread is removed as we stitch along.  The holes that are left from the basting thread are used as our guide.  Above is Peggy's progress.
I have to show you this...note the pillow on Peggy's lap.  She uses the pillow to rest her hands and applique on as she stitches.  She said that way she has less strain on her neck.  Mmmmm...I may have to make me a pillow.
Cathy M. is making progress on her piece.  Where Peggy used small pieces of fabric for each heart, Cathy is using the same fabric for her entire piece.
Judi A. made a nearly perfect heart!
The other Judie (Judy with an  ie)  is making nice progress on her hearts!
We had some show and share too!  Judie showed us this darling table runner that she made for her grandson's wedding. 
This is a look at all of the Love Laugh Live pieces together.  I bet this will be cherished for years to come.  Note the hearts in the center heart.  She said if they get bored they can play tic tac toe on the hearts.
Cathy M. finished her Calendar quilt for the month of April.  Don't you just love that fabric she used for her umbrella!
Cathy also showed us this table runner that she made and quilted herself.  The runner is from a kit.
Jane showed us this applique wall hanging that she recently finished.  It is called "little girls" and was a kit.  She said that Geri quilted it for her.
 This is a close up of one of the blocks.
Not everyone chose to try this new applique technique.  Diana decided she would work on her hexagon pieces.  I took this picture to show you the size of those little hexagons.  Yikes!

It was a fun day and I thank Bev for demonstrating this applique technique and spending time with each of us as we struggled to make our samples.  You did a wonderful job Bev.  You made our day!

 ON ANOTHER NOTE:  Did you go check out the Row By Row Shop Hop website.  This is a must for anyone traveling this summer.  You won’t want to miss this. 

Riley Blake Designs has a tutorial for a Monster Quiet Book Page.

Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!

1 comment:

Mama Pea said...

I love the idea of the applique pillow. Might have to try that! Oh, I'd love to try those tiny hexies! How fun!

Quilting Teachers at the shop.

Quilting Teachers at the shop.
Chris, Marilyn, Jill, Lee Anne, Sue, Vickie

Quilts For Wheels

Quilts For Wheels
Many thanks and much appreciation goes to the women who work diligently each month to make quilts for those in wheel chairs. Kudos go to: Yvonne, Mary T., Fran, Joan, Mary Ellen, Barb, Lee Ann, Nancy, Mary.

Quilting for Kids With Cancer

Quilting for Kids With Cancer
Generosity has no bounds. Above are the women in the Quilts For Kids group at the Attic Window Quilt Shop. Left to right, Henrietta, Phyllis, Nancy, Carol, Karen. These women donate their time, fabric, money once a month to make quilts for kids who have cancer.