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Appliqué Quilts

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  • Total submissions: 37
  • Total countries: 6
  • Total provinces: 4
  • Total states: 19

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100 dresses but, nothing to wear 100 dresses but, nothing to wear
By: sharon, Pennsylvania, USA

Based on a small quilt pattern by Mrs Moen. This was for my niece’s 14th birthday. She wanted a quilt about “fashion”. I saw and purchased a pattern, then greatly enlarged the dress and smoothed out the shape. I used 100 different pieces of fabric and machine appliqued each to a kona black square.

Quilt size: width: 75" height: 90"

A Calendar of Baskets A Calendar of Baskets
By: Starwood Quilter, Colorado, USA

I love working with wool, and I used to make baskets, so this Calendar of Baskets was the perfect project for me. I used black Perle cotton to attach the wool to the brushed cotton background fabric.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 48"

A Quilter's Garden A Quilter’s Garden
By: Kim’s Crafty Apple, Wisconsin, USA

Four ‘tools’ were my inspiration:
Rotary Cutter (flowers)
Needle (stems of the flowers)
Scissors (leaves)
Stick Pins (rays coming from flowers). Using the shapes of these tools for the design elements I created a sweet little ‘Quilter’s Garden’ Wall Quilt.

I’m so happy with how it turned out

Quilt size: width: 21" height: 18.5"

African Annie My Version African Annie My Version
By: Joyce Coley, Pennsylvania, USA

The African version of Sunbonnet Sue.. I altered the pattern and made it as part of a challenge to use the paisley fabric.
The photo isn’t great but the piece is beautiful.

Quilt size: width: 17" height: 20"

Alpine Wonder Alpine Wonder
By: Ranger Anna, Alabama, USA

From a kit by Mary Lou Hallenbeck, with specially designed fabric from the Car Collection by Maywood Studios. It is reverse machine applique. My first attempt at this technique.

Quilt size: width: 34" height: 44"

Amy's Delightful Linen Bag Amy’s Delightful Linen Bag
By: Amy in UK, United Kingdom

I’ve only done a bit of applique in my life (on one quilt and on a few small projects) so I have been enjoying learning different techniques and trying new things recently with the projects from the Zakka book. On this project, I have appliqued some half square triangles for a pinwheel effect.

Quilt size: width: 5.5" height: 7.5"

Aunt Millie's Garden Aunt Millie’s Garden
By: Helen Simpson, Australia

Made for a dolls quilt swap but I fell in love with it and kept it! Pattern is from Peice of Cakes “Aunt Millie’s Garden” The swirly quilting really adds texture to the quilt. It now hangs at the end of the hall way in our house where I get to see it every day.

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 20"

Baby Girl Baby Girl
By: Wendy Scott, Delaware, USA

I made this quilt using my Accuquilt GO! cutter. This was one of their patterns. I love using it to cut applique. This quilt went to my husband’s boss for his new baby girl, their second daughter. They love it.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 36"

Balloon Festival Balloon Festival
By: Mary Ellen, New York, USA

This quilt was inspired by some pictures of a balloon festival. I hand dyed the sky to get just the right shade of blue. The process of creating this quilt is on my blog.

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 28"

Baltimore Bouquet Baltimore Bouquet
By: Gail Fearon, New Brunswick, Canada

It started out as an applique teaching project. when all the techniques were done it just seemed a waste not to put it together in a quilt. Thanks to Mimi Deitriech for her talents.

Quilt size: width: 90" height: 90"

bartonsville bridge bartonsville bridge
By: landscapelady, Vermont, USA

Hurricane Irene devasted parts of my state of Vermont last summer.
One of the most heartfelt tragedy was this covered bridge standing strong since 1805 that was completely washed away. I made this quilt with a fusible appliqué technique shortly after its demise.

Quilt size: width: 17" height: 11"

Blue rooster Blue rooster
By: Turid Bakken, Norway

I made this rooster for my friend for her 50 years anniversary.

Quilt size: width: 19" height: 24"

Chincoteague Island Chincoteague Island
By: Jennifer @ Knotted- Thread, New Jersey, USA

My family has been traveling to Chincoteague Island, VA for many years and it has become an integral family place that is very special to us. This quilt is to represent that. The animals and lettering are appliquéd.

Quilt size: width: 55" height: 70"

Civil War Civil War
By: WilmaNC, North Carolina, USA

Did this as a BOM from Keepsake Quilting. Did using mylar and spray starch method. It’s all hand quilted too. Gave it to my daughter and her husband who is a CW enthusiast. Sorry picture is so fuzzy.

Quilt size: width: 96" height: 96"

Ephemeral Elegance Ephemeral Elegance
By: Esch House Quilts, Michigan, USA

My love of white tulips, traditional floral appliqué, bias strips and modern minimalism came together to create Ephemeral Elegance.

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 49"

Evening Serenade Evening Serenade
By: Debbie, South Carolina, USA

The background was a practice piece using the quick quarter trip technique. It reminded me of a waterfall. The frog and dragonfly were thread painted and then appliqued along with the rocks and leaves to complete the picture.

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 32"

Fall Trees Fall Trees
By: AnneP, Ontario, Canada

The result of a class with Freida Andersen in Houston a couple of years ago.

Quilt size: width: 16" height: 13"

Fundy Mermaid Fundy Mermaid
By: Nancy Elaschuk, New Brunswick, Canada

Fundy Mermaid is an interpretation of WJ Waterhouses painting, Mermaid. I used a portrait of my daughter for the mermaid. Wallhanging is raw edge applique. Machine embroidered and quilted. This piece won Best of Show, 2011 at our local guild show and was juried into AQS Lancaster Show.

Quilt size: width: 34" height: 40"

Garden of Memories Garden of Memories
By: khowardquilts, Vermont, USA

Each flower on this quilt was made with fabric and trims from family and friends. The edges were turned on the flowers by backing them with interfacing. Centers and leaves were fused and all was hand embroidered and hand quilted. I made it for my sister-in-law.

Quilt size: width: 68" height: 85"

Garden Tea Party Garden Tea Party
By: Anina, Washington, USA

I used Moda’s Hideaway fabric and a pattern that went with it.
The applique is fusible with a teenie zigzag stitch to secure the edges.

Quilt size: width: 40.5" height: 32.5"

Hannah's Quilt Hannah’s Quilt
By: Linda Ashworth, United Kingdom

A quilt designed by myself for a friend’s granddaughter in New Zealand. Used Sunbonnet Sue pattern from the book “Little Quilts’. Other appliqued shapes are my own design. All the colours of the quilt brought together in the Piano keys border.

Quilt size: width: 42" height: 42"

Let It Snow Let It Snow
By: Phil Thomas, Australia

I made this for my local quilt group Christmas challenge. It is needle turned applique and hand quilted with a sashiko all over design. I got the idea for the first couple of flakes from a children’s paper art site on the internet and then designed the rest of the snowflakes myself.

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 80"

Morning Glory Wall Hanging Morning Glory Wall Hanging
By: Homesewn by Carolyn, New Hampshire, USA

This is a wall hanging I have done from a picture I took at my Mom’s cottage on the coast of Maine. I used a fusible raw edge applique technique. I enhanced the quilt with thread painting. This was a great creative project.

Quilt size: width: 30″" height: 30″"

My Farm My Farm
By: Cheryl Hartzog, Florida, USA

I made this a few years ago. I wanted some items in the quilt that were not on fabric already, so I used some muslin, painted a Barn, red tractor, water tub, truck, wagon wheel and the road , I used fabric dye to paint them with then appliqued to the background. I used several different fabrics.

Quilt size: width: 33" height: 39"

My First Baltimore Album My First Baltimore Album
By: FarahLin, Malaysia

I’ve used the needle-turn applique method for the flowers and stitched them using silk thread. I love the thread simply because it sort of ‘melts’ in the fabric thus making the stitches almost invisible and gives a neat finish. Sashings were machine pieced and this quilt took 8 months to complete.

Quilt size: width: 103" height: 103"

New Zealand Mountain Daisy New Zealand Mountain Daisy
By: Tricia, United Kingdom

My Daughter and her New Zealand husband bought my some fabric and book back from there trip to see family.
I have used a pattern by Joanne mitchell from ” The New Zealand Quilter no78″and some of the fabric for this cushion cover.

Quilt size: width: 18" height: 18"

northern sunflowers northern sunflowers
By: sherry smedley, British Columbia, Canada

this is a quilt i made on the occasion of my daughter’s wedding…spring in the boreal forest brings small yellow sunflowers…they hide among the forest loving the filtered light…

Quilt size: width: 84" height: 96"

Otters at Play Otters at Play
By: Sally Murray, Arizona, USA

Otters playing in an underwater river scene. Too cute, used Hoffman batiks and McKenna Ryan pattern

Quilt size: width: 26" height: 30"

Penquin Paradise Penquin Paradise
By: Ryan & Jean McKay, Kansas, USA

This is an Amy Bradley Design that grandson Ryan loved, so I got the pattern and the fabrics to make it when Ryan could be here for a visit. That summer he put all the penguins together on the background. That was a few years ago. He goes off to college this summer. Teresa Farrar quilted it.

Quilt size: width: 58" height: 66"

Poppies Poppies
By: Flo @ Butterfly Quilting, Saskatchewan, Canada

I love the bright color of poppies, and this gives me a chance to look at them everyday!

Quilt size: width: 28" height: 18"

Roadrunner Roadrunner
By: stitchinRN, Arizona, USA

I love the southwest, and the Roadrunner is a critter that passes through my yard on a daily basis. Susan Cranshaw designed this pattern and I have made 3 of them so far. The roadrunner is made from very tiny pieces of over 50 fabrics to make the feathers, it is embellished with rock beads.

Quilt size: width: 22" height: 36"

Ruling the Roost at Dutch Treat Retreat Ruling the Roost at Dutch Treat Retreat
By: Denise Panter, Alabama, USA

My sister loves her mini-farm, Dutch Treat Retreat, especially her chickens. I’d used this piecing pattern before to showcase an applique project and decided it would be perfect for the rooster center with the weather vane. My favorite part, though, are the wandering chicken tracks I embroidered!

Quilt size: width: 26" height: 26"

Scarlet Macaw, Ara Macao Scarlet Macaw, Ara Macao
By: Rana O’Connor, Maine, USA

An endangered species, the primary-colored Scarlet Macaw mates for life, and can live up to 80 years. I try to bring attention to beautiful creatures that may become extinct. A world without these birds? Surely not our planet Earth

Quilt size: width: 18" height: 25"

Snowbound Snowbound
By: Lorraine Bradley, Australia

BOM offered free by Bunny Hill. Made with fabrics from my stash including the backing which has snowmen on it.

Quilt size: width: 55" height: 55"

Spring Greens Spring Greens
By: Lindy, Washington, USA

A landscape for each season, using just one color, was a personal challenge I gave myself last year. Spring Greens came pretty close to the rules, but I had to fudge a bit so I could add a very necessary sun!

Quilt size: width: 15" height: 12"

Tiger Tiger
By: Kathi Charles, Wyoming, USA

Made for a friend whose nickname is Tiger. A gift for him on his 50th birthday and after losing 100 lbs

Quilt size: width: 25" height: 30"

waka waka waka waka waka waka
By: Allegory Darling, Georgia, USA

There’s simply no hiding the fact that I’m a geek. I couldn’t resist combining two of my loves into one wall hanging. Since I had a rectangular space open on my wall I decided to lay the applique out in a line rather than a square. It was such a success that I’m working on my third one!

Quilt size: width: 39.5" height: 12.5"

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This post was published on May 4th, 2012. Post topics: Quilt Gallery.

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