I don’t know if I have ever shared this quilt that I made back in 2000. It was definitely pre-blogging days. As you probably know by now, I love the look of applique, but it generally isn’t “my thing.” So this quilt might be a bit surprising to you! It is in fact, all done by machine. The stems are top stitched down and the flowers and leaves were basted over freezer paper and then blind stitched by machine with monofilament thread.
I machine quilted this on my Singer 201. I used a stencil to mark the feathers in the borders but I didn’t know how to turn the corners, so I added these corner blocks. They ended up being one of my favorite things about this quilt.
I quilted a half inch crosshatch over the center, again with monofilament thread. The proportions of this are a bit odd, but I love that about it too. It is quirky, definitely has a folk art feel, mostly due to my inability to master anything more complicated! These applique shapes are about as simple as you can get. I just cut a bunch of pieces out of freezer paper and plopped them down on the background.
I think this is one of my all time favorite quilts.