Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

Category Archives: Applique

Dancing Flowers is a Top!

I finished the sashing this evening and have decided to leave that narrow black border — just enough to bind and call this a top. Now to cut the binding and see what I have that will make a good backing.

Dancing Flowers Cornerstones

I’ve had lots of comments on the layout I’m using for Dancing Flowers.

Thank you.

But I can’t claim all of the credit. EQ6 helped tremendously with the cornerstones. In EQ the cornerstone is called French Knot Corner. I’ve only used 2 colors and the background instead of 3, and I took out the fiddly diagonal seams and partial seaming, reducing the number of pieces to 24. Even so, the 4 cornerstones took me about 2 1/2 hours – not including the time spent on cutting the fabric. These are cute, but I’m so glad the ones on the quilt are going to be twice as large.

Way back when…even before I received the Black and Bright swap blocks, I thought I’d set the blocks in 4 strips and alternate the pieced strips with narrow strips with applique flowers. I got as far as cutting out the flowers for the quilt before deciding it would make the quilt too busy, not to mention “I don’t do applique”. Anyway Dancing Flowers was my test project and will become a wall hanging.

What’s on My Design Wall

I’ve been putzing around in my sewing room all weekend and finally got enough stuff put up, I was able to re-hang the design wall. Not only have I been cleaning, but I’ve been quilting and finally came up with the setting for my Dancing Flowers wall hanging. The picture above is from EQ. I imported pictures of my blocks and then set them into the quilt design.

So far all I have done is the inner sashing.

I settled on this layout since I’m making it to go with my Black and Bright Swap block quilt. Here’s an EQ rendering of the quilt. Perhaps by the end of the year this quilt will make it into the top 5 UFOs to finish.

To see if others are working on their UFOs or something new, check out the links at Patchwork Times.

I’m on a Roll – Part 2

The applique is finished. It really didn’t take much time, so I don’t know why this project got set aside 3 years ago. Now I’m off to work on the sashings.

I’m on a Roll

This is Block 4 from Dancing Flowers. Now I’ve got to back up and prep the applique for Block 3. Click HERE to see the other blocks I have done.

Dancing Flowers

Here’s the rest of what I have done on Dancing Flowers. There are two more flower blocks. One will have a pair of yellow flowers and the other a pair of blue flowers.