Monday, February 15, 2016

Change is good

 Earlier in the month I said I wasn't going to change anything about Connie's "Main" quilt.  Ehhh....what can I say...I'm fickle.  As you can see below I changed the white flowers to blue.  This applique was originally on a brown background fabric that looked like chocolate milk....ewwww...yuk.  When I switched to the lighter background my little flowers wilted away into the background.  Connie would have love it, even with the wilted flowers, but this only took about an hour to fix.

BEFORE....................................AND....................................AFTER
All that's left is to stitch the lettering in place.  The baskets and wreath applique were made using freezer paper and turning the edges under before glue basting them to the quilt.   Invisible machine applique using Superior Threads Mono-Poly thread made this process much quicker.  The lettering is raw edge using Heat -n- Bond Lite.  Normally I wouldn't use two different types of applique on one quilt but with my rush to get these quilts finished it's a must.  My thoughts on adding more applique were just that...thoughts.  I'm ready to call this one done.  One more afternoon of sewing and she'll be ready for the "Quilt it" pile.


The wreath was designed special for Connie.  But I'm thinking I might eventually make a wall hanging or design entire quilt around this one center block.  It's the little blue birds that keep drawing me in.  Even with the hard to work with shirt fabrics they are just adorable.


A quick note about yesterdays First Kiss Quilt tutorial.  If you read it early in the day and saved the PDF you'll need to go back and do it again.  I realized after publishing that some of my measurements were wrong.  It's fixed on the blog and in the PDF.  Thanks for you patience and understanding.  

~  Lea Anne ~
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18 comments:

  1. this is lovely and yes the blue flowers work better, the wreath is so beautiful what a beauty the quilt will be

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  2. Much better with the blue flowers. Lovely quilt top.
    Have a nice week.

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  3. Good call on changing out the flower colour. What a fabulous memory quilt!

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  4. Definitely good idea to change flower color, it's looking great.

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  5. The change is perfect. You did need to see those flowers and making them blue makes it look much better. Those are sweet birds too.

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  6. So much better with the blue flowers -- and now they look just like Forget-Me-Nots!

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  7. Wow, the wreath really pops now, gorgeous!!!

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  8. The blue flowers were a good change. This is one gorgeous quilt. I hope you take a photo of Connie when she sees it. I would shed a tear or 100!

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  9. You were right to change the little flowers - much better. I love those love birds.

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  10. Those blue bells really match those sweet little birds. Just beautiful

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  11. Oh what a lovely change to the blue--I really like it!! such a beautiful quilt--those little baskets are adorable...hugs, Julierose

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  12. What a lovely and unique memory quilt. Your changes were really an enhancement.

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  13. What a difference a little change makes... Good job!

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  14. What a world of difference the darker blue flowers make compared to the white. This quilt is coming along nicely.

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  15. The blue flowers really do work better. Beautifully done!

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  16. Well, it seems unanimous, we all like the blue flowers best!

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  17. What a treasure for you friend. Thanks for linking up

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  18. You were very right to switch out those flowers because they look awesome in blue! Your friend will really love this quilt.

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