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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Wildflowers

By Karen

Flowers of spring.  I made this wall hanging about 10 years ago -- I think.  The pattern I believe was by Carol Armstrong – I no longer have any of her books but I think that is her name.  I don’t recall seeing any books from her in a long time.  She was the person I called the “queen of wildflower applique” for a long time.   This particular pattern was in a magazine, I still have the pattern somewhere but not the magazine so I don’t know which it was in – years ago though.  I no I had it for some years before I made it.  I wish now that I still had some of her books, I only had a couple but didn’t think I would use them anymore and traded them off to others.

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I really tried to keep my stitches small on this one – I’m not usually concerned over stitch size but seeing as this is a small wall hanging I wanted the stitches small.

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The lines change throughout the quilt.

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Have a Happy Easter everyone

18 comments:

  1. I still have several of Carol Armstrong's books. This piece is really lovely, I may need to pull out those books and give one of those little wall hangings a try!

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  2. Yes! I'm excited to find your blog! Another hand quilter... we are a dying breed, I'm afraid.

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  3. Hi Karen, As a fledgling appliquer I bought Carol Armstrong's "Cats in Quilts". there is NO way I would be doing this level of applique--ever!! If you would like this book, I would be more than happy to send it onto you...your applique is lovely Julierose

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    1. Julierose yes I am interested let me know what you want in return - e mail me at k@pddoc.com I just found one of her books on amazon that I ordered today "Wildflower:designs for applique and quilting"

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  4. Another fabulous quilting and wallhanging,only could say SPECTACULAR!!

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  5. Your stitching is amazing! You're right, the texture on this quilt is great.:)

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  6. thank you all for the compliments - yes we hand quilters are a dying breed.

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  7. Oh, so lovely .... your hand stitching is gorgeous and I do like how the lines go every which way.

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  8. Hi, All of Carol Armstrong's great applique books are available on the CT Books website at http://www.ctpub.com/contributorinfo.cfm?ContribID=238&step=1#top

    I have almost all of them. She is living in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with her husband who is a furniture maker, I believe. Your quilting is wonderful, such tiny stitches! I can't do that any more, with arthritis, but I can still sew.

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    1. thanks Claire - I did a search last night on Amazon and found a used copy of one of her books and ordered it, and Julie is sending me the copy she no longer wants so I will be set for awhile :) nice to know Carol is still around - Michigan huh, a lot of great quiiters are from there!

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  9. I love it..it really highlights both your applique and quilting skills....love the feather!!

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  10. Hi Karen, I remember this one :0) It's such a lovely quilt. I thought I would pop in and see what this is blog is about and start following it. I may even join once I get my mojo back......soon I hope.

    Crispy

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    1. Crispy with your hand quilting skills and hand piecing you would be welcome to join for sure!

      Thanks Tim the feather was fun to do.

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  11. I love it! So fantastic! :)
    Thank you so much for your lovely blog!
    Happy Easter! :)
    www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
    Hugs, Ulla

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