quilts, Red & Green Traditional Applique

What a tiny group we had at quilting this morning – two of us quilters plus Natalie’s mother who is visiting.  Everyone else was on vacation or other plans.

I brought my Red and Green quilt with me to work on the applique and also so I could lay it out and then get up higher to take a photo of the whole thing.  Here at home I can’t lay it all out flat and there we have a stage that we can go up on and look down.  Keep in mind this border is just glue basted in place – I have just one side part way finished in the stitching.

Now you can see what it will look like finished.  Before I was also able to just show half of the quilt – here is the whole thing.  I got it almost laid out straight and flat!  It is about 100 x 100 inches.  I can’t believe I have been working on this quilt for over 2 years now – the top will be done in a month or two, I don’t think the applique will take much more than that if I keep at it steady.  In the upper right hand corner I have that flower down and the leaves up to the middle flower now so I am already about half way done on one border.


We managed to get 3/8 inch of rain last night and lost our power for 2 hours.  Thankfully it came back on by 9:30 as it was so humid outside it would have been miserable to sleep in that kind of weather with no a/c or fans.  We can use every little bit of rain we can get so I’m grateful for it but wish we would have gotten more.

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13 comments… add one
  • Donna Jul 27, 2012

    What a beautiful quilt! I have taken two hand applique classes and have decided it is not for me but love the quilts! I assume you will be hand quilting this! Can’t wait to see it finished!

  • Tim Latimer Jul 27, 2012

    looking good and great to be able to see the entire top. I am enjoying watching the progress!
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  • Nancy/VA Jul 27, 2012

    It’s a beautiful quilt

  • Charlotte Jul 27, 2012

    Beautiful! Looks like one straight from a fancy book 😉

    We barely got one tenth of an inch of rain; we’re thinking there must be a fence around our community.

  • Karen L. Jul 27, 2012

    Wow, another beautiful applique quilt from your hands! It really is gorgeous now that we can see the whole thing. It will be even more beautiful ….. if that is possible …. once it is quilted. Yes, I know, that won’t be for a while but that’s OK.

  • Deanna Neumann Jul 27, 2012

    I love this quilt. Your choice for the border is lovely. Getting to see the whole thing spread out is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Deanna

  • Karen Jul 27, 2012

    thanks everyone!

  • Nedra Jul 27, 2012

    You really have had your challenges with rain and losing power this summer. Glad all is well now. And it’s so nice to see an over all view of your red and green quilt.
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  • Carolyn Jul 27, 2012

    Oh Karen, that’s just lovely. I can’t wait to see it when it’s completely finished…your beautiful quilting will just enhance the top beautifully! Glad to hear that you got some rain. We’ve been dry here in NJ, but nearly as dry as you have. We had some nasty storms come through last night but we didn’t lose power. I’m glad yours came back on!
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  • Doreen Jul 27, 2012

    Rain is back to missing us…again. Comes at us from the West then splits and goes North and/or South!! Right now, the a/c is off for the first time in days and it’s 72! Everyone is quite busy these days…’s even difficult to get to those things that are so much fun!!!!!
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  • Vivian Jul 27, 2012

    It looks so great. Can’t wait to see if quilted and hanging.

  • Elzaan Jul 27, 2012

    That really is amazing! Everything fits well and the detail is fantastic. I think this is my favorite quilt next to your DJ quilts.
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  • anina Jul 28, 2012

    Beautiful Karen!
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