Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Some machine applique

I'm out again this week - heading to Ottawa, IL - to lecture and do a workshop for Illinois Valley Quilt Guild. We're doing machine applique and I made a few new samples of the project. The block has a stem, curves and points - everything you need to learn basic machine applique. Makes up into a cute little pillow.
Or a pretty little wall hanging

It works in lots of color combinations

They'll also get the pattern for these simple designs, so they can keep on stitching!
I'm taking a friend with me and we plan to visit at least 4 quilt shops on the way. Hope to snag some new goodies!


  1. I used to live in Seneca, Illinois very near there... I wasn't a quilter then though...

    I love machine applique...those look like great first patterns..

  2. I refreshed my hand applique skills with this pattern in a class that you taught several years ago. It is such a sweet design. This design in the various colorways is wonderful. Gives the design so much more life. I would love to refresh my machine applique skill with such a class. Be safe on the road and happy shopping.

    Have a super great day.

  3. Cindy! I'm so glad to have discovered your blog, Thanks to Jodi.
    I'm wondering the pillow/wall hanging tulip...I love it, could I somehow get the pattern??? Thanks!


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