May 8, 2011

Applique Spools and Hearts Quilt

I made this quilt ages ago, I think in 2004. It's mostly made by applique, and is approximately 40 inches square. I saw a photo of a similar quilt in a magazine someplace. I wish I knew where, so if anyone out there has a copy of that old magazine, please send me the name of the designer! I'd like to thank and give her credit. However, I didn't follow the directions in the magazine, only the photo. I figured out how to put it together my own way. The spools were sewn separately, the edges turned under, and then machine appliqued to the quilt block. Over that, I hand embroidered with a blanket stitch. I then turned under the edges of the hearts, and hand appliqued them in position. I hand embroidered the hearts with a blanket stitch. Finally, this quilt is not quilted, instead it is tied by sewing on buttons. I have included a photo of the back of the quilt, which was pieced from scraps.


Winona said...

Very nice quilt, Roz. You put a lot of work into it and it shows. Happy Mother's Day. Winona

jovaliquilts said...

Sweet quilt! The back is great -- I love backs that have all sorts of blocks and pieces.

Magpie Sue said...

What a charming quilt - and the back is almost like a second top!