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Nancy Chong's Two Fabric Applique class is starting this week so she wanted to share some important information about the right fabrics to choose when you enroll in her applique class.
Rose Hughes makes amazing quilts using her unique techniques. She teaches these in her workshop "Shaping Up With Fast-Piece Applique" at the Academy of Quilting. Today she is my guest blogger as she shares with us a little bit about her journey...
I've been looking at my "Glorious Morning" quilt and thinking it would look great in different colors. Since the morning glories on this pattern are appliqued, it would be so easy to audition various fabrics, but sometimes it is easier to figure it out first. Mostly I know morning glories in a blue-purple color, but I see there are many in shades of blue-blue, purple and pink. Even white ones. I decided to play a little with colors to see what I came up with. First, here is the original.
A discussion about applique quilts would not be complete without mentioning the artistry and beauty of the classic Baltimore Album Quilts that were made in Baltimore (and all along the eastern coast of the US) during the mid-to-late 1800's.
Today I was looking at my Climbing Clematis quilt. This quilt was originally made for a beginner's class in color wash applique. The background is made up with a color wash of squares and clematis flowers are appliqued on top. It's fun and easy to make.
Well today is the last flower block for my BOW program, but it is not the last flower to be made. Be sure to check in next week for two more flowers that are not listed in the BOW program. For the last BOW program flower I have a tiger lily. I had this flower scheduled for the last by request from my daughter as today, 27th December is my granddaughter's 2nd birthday. I made this one with lots of love for her.
My mum sent me some photos of her sparaxis from her garden so I just had to make one in my block series. The colors are so vivid. She has two different sparaxis, a pink and an orange. I chose to make the orange color.
It was a wonderful goal to reach 50 published flower blocks this week and now I'm busy putting them all into four block packs. Today I put together packs 5 and 6 and uploaded them to the website. 1 through 4 have been there for a while now.
I was looking for the Star of David flower which is supposedly another Christmas flower. I had a hard job finding information about it online. While looking at these really pretty flowers I found a Star of David Tulip (as it was referred to) which I decided was even prettier and thus, is this week's flower. It's real name is Tulipa Agenensis and as it happened, I really could not find a lot of information about this either other than it is a bulb plant and from the lily family (Liliaceae). After more research I discovered it listed as a subgenus tulip. The name Tulipa Agenensis, according the to wikipedia is also known as Eyed Tulip.
I have made many different poinsettia patterns for Christmas time including a stained glass poinsettia which I teach online. Today's block will also be a poinsettia. Here are some photos of the projects I've made.