I love getting together with my Sunday Afternoon Applique group!  We stitch, we chat, we eat, but most of all, we inspire each other!  This past Sunday was no exception.  Brenda did more than her fair share of inspiring.  She brought her “Aunt Millie’s Garden” in for us to drool over!  Take a close look at the sashing.  Brenda designed a different sashing than what the original pattern had.  Awesome!  This beautiful quilt was machine quilted by Elite Quilting

Brenda Aunt Millie Garden

I have started working away on the border of Civil War Bride.  First I made the bias stems and glued them in place.

bias stems (2)

I had so much fun making fussy-cut butterflies for the blocks, I decided to continue on the borders.  Would you think this fabric would make a pretty cool butterfly?


Check out the butterfly on the left!


Next, I added a pretty blue bird and a purple posy.  It’s a good start!

design wall

Some of you have contacted me asking about the pattern for the tulip quilt in my last blog post.  The pattern is from an old “Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine”.  There is a pattern for the block on my website  that you can download.  The best part is, it is a free download!  Here is what you do…click on the button in the top right hand corner of my blog that says “Check out my new website.”  Then, click on On-Line Store.  Then, click on Part 1 and Part 2 of Circle of Tulips.  Easy peasy!  While you are there, you can also check out the first of my Hand- Applique Tutorials.

Til next time…



8 thoughts on “Stunning!

  1. Thanks for sharing the fabric you used for the butterfly. I adore fussy cut hexie projects and the fussy cut applique quilts I have seen. It makes you look at fabric totally differently!

  2. Yay for the videos! You did a fabulous job on them. I’ve been on the edge of my seat waiting for them to refresh me on a few things I’ve forgotten since the demo.

  3. Kerry, thanks for doing the videos! So nice to see you and hear your voice. 🙂
    Even though I’ve been appliqueing for years, I’m going to do the Peggy’s Puzzle block. It never hurts, right?

  4. I’ve just watched all the videos which is so helpful and I’m looking forward to what’s coming next. Its just wonderful to see the demonstration of applique from start to finish and I’m looking forward to what’s coming next. I hope you include the whole process, including washing, and trimming to size because that is just scary to me. I’m so happy to have found your blog and now the videos. Thanks! Kathy

  5. I really enjoyed the videos. I have been appliqueing for a very long time, but I learned things from the videos. “You’re never too old to learn” is so true! I look forward to more videos. You inspired me to get back to my applique, and I’m enjoying it so much. Thank you!
    Mary Jane Plemons

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