Well there are only a few more days to vote for the Design Star Challenge 1. Please vote! I would be honored if I received your vote, but I know there are many beautiful quilts to choose from.
Today I thought I would share my first attempts at paper piecing and applique.
First is my wall hanging named "Sleeping Beauty." It measures about 48 x 48, it is made from various shirtings and civil war fabrics. I have to say that I love paper piecing! Once I had a little practice it was really fun. This hangs in my entryway, finished! Sorry, I couldn't find the pattern to let you know who designed it.
This quilt is named "Vintage Valentine " by Verna Mosquera. I have always admired my friend Robyn that does exquisite applique work. She tried and tried to get me to start on an applique project. Finally I gave in and started with this quilt. I know, this was not a beginner project! But I thought I should start with a pattern I loved. I tried different kinds of applique and finally decided I liked the freezer paper/starch/glue baste method (tutorial coming soon).
I started this when I was pregnant and finished when my daughter turned 6! I don't know why it took me so long, probably because I like to start projects more than I like finishing them. Each block has between 40-60 pieces and the center medallion has over 100. It is not quilted yet because I'm not sure how to quilt it. Any suggestions?
One of the reasons I love quilting is because there is always something new to learn, and something beautiful to create!