Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Strolling through the garden

This wonderful applique piece did not get finished before the maker died unexpectedly. So a couple of her friends finished it and asked me to quilt it for the family. I was honored to do so.

First of all, a big shout out to longarm quilter, Susan Lawson, whose idea I borrowed. I have collected a few photos of applique quilts that do not have sashing, as I find it difficult to plan quilting for this situation. Creating diamonds in the intersections of the blocks and adding feather borders was a perfect solution. Thanks, fellow longarmer!

Then I filled in the blanks with various background designs and densities.

I discovered as I started this piece, that she lightly stuffed each applique piece. This gives them great dimension. Her color and fabric choices are just lovely. Sit back and stroll along her garden.


  1. Your work is absolutle spectacular, Debbie. I'm Connie Sue Haidle. I created the designs "My Christmas Baltimore" and "Christmas Memories" that you quilted for Karen. I would like to include a link to your blog in my next newsletter and would like permission to do so. You can contact me at abqhaidle@mchsi.com Thank you.

  2. Gorgeous! Your quilting really makes the applique sing. I'm sure the family will always treasure it.