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Appliqué Quilts

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  • Total submissions: 31
  • Total countries: 9
  • Total provinces: 2
  • Total states: 11

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Africa Africa
By: Dewi,
Indonesia

My 7 years old boy asked me when my quilt is finished, “mama what’s the story of it?”
I start thinking, then I realized “It’s about Africa”,but He not satisfied with my answer,cause the quilt don’t have animal in it :).
Well… but I satisfied with my work boy :)

Quilt size: width: 59" height: 43"

All Dressed Up All Dressed Up
By: craktpot,
North Carolina, USA

12 “Sugar & Spice” little dresses have the same starting design. Each one is embellished differently, all are hand appliqued. A hand embroidered center pulls the design together. Dress design is from fredashive.com and embroidered sewing icons from sublimestitches.com

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 24"

BATIK WAVE BATIK WAVE
By: Nicole H.,
British Columbia, Canada

I saw this picture years ago, long before I was a quilter. I saved it for when my skills were sufficient to make it the way I wanted. I think it is perfect.

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 24"

Best Dressed Bunny Best Dressed Bunny
By: Delia Hardcastle,
United Arab Emirates

Best Dressed Bunny is my second applique project. I have only recently been introduced to fusible web. This quilt was made with beginner level skills on my part yet anyone would be happy to have this quilt to wrap around a baby girl or as a wall hanging. Please visit: www.deliasquilts.com/blog/

Quilt size: width: 31" height: 39"

clothespin bag clothespin bag
By: grumil,
Bosnia and Herzegovina

In this project I used applique, hand and machine embroidery. It was fun to make something thet simple as a break from a hectic day!

Quilt size: width: 11" height: 15"

Family Life on the Serengeti Family Life on the Serengeti
By: Carol,
British Columbia, Canada

I so enjoyed making this wallhanging. It is one of Nancy Chong’s double applique patterns. The border happened as a result of a mistake as it was not lying flat and I became adventurous with rotary cutter in hand! ;-)

Quilt size: width: 28″" height: 36″"

Flora and Fauna, Parts of the Garden Flora and Fauna, Parts of the Garden
By: Karen H,
Ontario, Canada

Even though I made this quilt I love exploring the little details! There are birds, insects, crittersl, flowers and berries hiden away. Look for ant colonies & one lonely snail! Close-ups are posted on my blog. It was a fun quilt and only nine fabrics were used; this helped me get very creative!

Quilt size: width: 28.5" height: 28.5"

Flowers at the Cabin Flowers at the Cabin
By: QuiltnQueen,
Michigan, USA

This quilt ended up totally different than planned. It was to be a scrappy log cabin with lots of different appliqued flowers. After I cut all the 1.5″ logs I decided to make the quilt all purple, cream & green. I have all the logs to make another very scrappy log cabin quilt…it remains a UFO.

Quilt size: width: 88" height: 96"

Flowers for Sale Flowers for Sale
By: Bonni Feltz,
Illinois, USA

I tested this pattern for the Quilt Pattern Magazine. The designer is Nancy Richou and I was happy to make it and will give it to my mom for Mothers Day. It was fused on and I did the buttonhole stitching by hand.

Quilt size: width: 17" height: 19"

Flutterbye's Flutterbye’s
By: Rita McCart,
Missouri, USA

As the butterflies flutter past my window the gentle breeze stirs the curtains.

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 24"

Krazy Katz Krazy Katz
By: Lorna McMahon,
Ontario, Canada

My daughter, Erin, loves cats and she loves to read. She especially loves to read about cats. Her love is what inspired me to make my first quilt – the Krazy Katz quilt. I designed the quilt to have a bookshelf surrounded by cats – featuring Erin’s real life cat – Fluffy. Erin designed the mouse!

Quilt size: width: 75″" height: 85″"

Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
By: Sarah DiDomizio,
New York, USA

“Let It Snow!” is a wall hanging pattern that I purchased from Connecting Threads. I made this pattern for my Mom who lives in VERY snowy upstate NY. She loves the snow and the holidays, so this was the perfect gift for me to make for her.

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 20"

Margaret Griffiths Margaret Griffiths
By: Margaret Griffiths,
Virginia, USA

This was done for a Childhood Memory Challenge Quilt in 2012. My favorite childhood memories centered around summers playing in the park under the hot sun. 100% commercial cotton fabrics, machine pieced and quilted with fused appliqué, hand crochet ric rac & 124 prairie points

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 36"

Mustache Mini Quilt Mustache Mini Quilt
By: Carolyn Braun,
New Jersey, USA

Last year I began seeing mustaches everywhere and I thought it would be fun to make a little quilt out of them. I pulled some scraps out and drew some mustaches out. Then I machine stitched them to the background with a zigzag stitch. The mini quilt is straight line quilted on the diagonal.

Quilt size: width: 10" height: 14"

My Grandmother's Rose of Sharon My Grandmother’s Rose of Sharon
By: Donna,
Rhode Island, USA

I chose nine of my favorite blocks from the book The Rose of Sharon Block Book by Sharon Pederson. I love the look of batiks on a dark background. Each block is machine appliqued. It was quilted by a friend of mine.

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 48"

On the Rocks: Sometimes You Just Need to Get Away On the Rocks: Sometimes You Just Need to Get Away
By: Juanita Sauve,
Ontario, Canada

As a woman, sometimes you just need to get away from it all! That’s what inspired this appliqued fantasy piece of a mermaid on the rocks with book and sunglasses, martini in hand, attended to by a well dressed penguin serving snacks and fanned by an octopus. Applique and hand painted background.

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 19"

Oriental Expressions Oriental Expressions
By: Jenny in NZ,
New Zealand

Adapted from a design by Yvonne Morris in a APQ magazine. Changed 4 blocks to Calligraphy that read from top left Happiness, Peace, Love, Dream
The Kimonos are fabric Origami, fans hang loose from the sides
Superb custom quilting by John Neilsen
Our bedroom will be redecorated to an oriental th

Quilt size: width: 77" height: 78"

Pablo Pablo
By: corapensa,
Spain

Quilt personalized for my son. Technology of applied in the prominent figures of sport, in the name and in the buckets.

Quilt size: width: 300" height: 200"

Railroad Underground Story Quilt. Railroad Underground Story Quilt.
By: Isabell,
United Kingdom

Hand applique throughout using Civil War fabrics for the blocks from a design pattern by Mandy Shaw (UK)
I have used variagated Perle #8 threads for all the stitchery.
The quilt design depicts the story of the wonderful courageous Harriet Tubman born in Maryland USA 1820.

Quilt size: width: 76" height: 90"

Reading Owls Reading Owls
By: Barb@Witsend,
Ontario, Canada

I made this quilt for the school office where I work. Our mascot is an owl. I’m a Librarian so I love the fact that the adult is reading a book to the child. This is the first applique quit that I completed on my own. This quilt is based on a magazine pattern with my own additions.

Quilt size: width: 42" height: 56"

Rose of Hope Rose of Hope
By: Marlene Oddie,
Washington, USA

The center block I designed for the Rose of Sharon EQ Block Contest in 2009 and was ultimately selected for inclusion in the Nine Patch Media DVD. I finally made it up and had fun creating an illusion of looking out a thick wall and seeing a Rose of Hope!

Quilt size: width: 37" height: 37"

Taylor's Quilt Taylor’s Quilt
By: Jana Anderson,
Wyoming, USA

Found this quilt pattern at Acorn Quilt and Gift Company and knew it would be perfect for my newest grandson since the different outfits reminded me of how I dressed his daddy when he was little. When Taylor is older, I will add the buttons, etc. onto the quilt to finish it.

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 45"

Teddy Bear Family album Teddy Bear Family album
By: Gemini Jen NZ,
New Zealand

This was a block of the month quilt that I began in 2009, left for a while, then finished up in 2012 – each teddy block is hand appliqued while the quilt was machine pieced and long-arm quilted. I love the twelve different family characters!

Quilt size: width: 66" height: 82"

The Hunter The Hunter
By: happyred10,
Florida, USA

Since I love cats, this was a no-brainer. You can tell how scared the birds are! My preferred method of applique is raw-edge, using free-motion to secure the edges.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 36"

Toyland Toyland
By: Anita at Margret Mary’s Place,
Florida, USA

This raw edge applique quilt is the first that I free motion quilted. I used several different FM techniques, McTavishing, cross hatching and small stippling.
The appliques are trapunto.

Quilt size: width: 47″" height: 62″"

Trains, Planes and Bicycles Trains, Planes and Bicycles
By: Angelahen,
United Kingdom

This quilt was made for my youngest son and all the vehicles were hand drawn by his Dad. Finished in 2002 and used and loved every day. This is a family treasure as we all got involved in picking the vehicles and fabric. At the time I was using the triplet bicycle to transport the boys to school.

Quilt size: width: 54" height: 80"

Tribute to Mrs. Vigors Tribute to Mrs. Vigors
By: Diane U.,
Ontario, Canada

Tribute to Mrs. Vigors – applique border

Quilt size: width: 96" height: 96"

Under the Stars Under the Stars
By: Nina,
Virginia, USA

This was made from a pattern by The Rabbit Factory for a snowman lovin’ friend. It’s made of flannel fabrics front and back so it’s nice and cozy for those cold days.

Quilt size: width: 49" height: 62"

Virgo Mermaid Virgo Mermaid
By: Amanda Reid,
South Africa

Machine Applique and fabric marbling.Thread painting with Metallic and invisible threads.Inkjet printed upper body and coloured in then thread painted and quilted ,paper pieced tail. Lots of experimenting with techniques.Marbled fabric for sky,faux leather for rock.

Quilt size: width: 10" height: 21"

Welcome To Leaf Springs Welcome To Leaf Springs
By: WaggonsWest,
Missouri, USA

This is what happens when you let your husband choose the magazine page for the inspiration challenge. I ended up with an article about 3WD car parts. So… Welcome to Leaf Springs.

This is fused, raw-edge applique. Machine stitched and quilted. Hand bound.

Quilt size: width: 14" height: 20"

WHAT? WHAT?
By: Cleary Kipe,
Florida, USA

This is my first hand applique quilt. Hubby suggested adding the What? at the bottom of it. I also did all of the quilting myself.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 60"


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This post was published on May 3rd, 2013. Post topics: Quilt Gallery.

191 Responses to “Appliqué Quilts”

  1. Carol says:

    These quilts are all incredible–thank you all for sharing. I think my favorite ruler is my 6 x 24″ because it is most versatile for cutting, no matter the width of fabric.

  2. Linda P says:

    It’s always fun to see a quilt show!!! Thanks for fun from my lazy chair on this rainy day!! They were all wonderful!

  3. Nancy says:

    I like my new 8-1/2″ x 24″ ruler. I can cut folded widths of fabric up to 8-1/2″ wide and many patterns call for widths wider than the old 6″ x 24″ rulers can handle.

  4. rosa says:

    Awesome projects.Congrats to all the quilters.My favorite ruler is my 8-1/2″x8-1/2″.Thanks for the show!

  5. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    I love my 6″ ruler the most. It saves me so much time when I use it to square up HST and parts of my blocks so they all come out the correct size!

  6. My fave ruler is the 6 by 24 inch– with a sixty-degree line for hexies and diamonds, of course!

  7. Christine M says:

    I probably use my 6 1/2″ x 24 1/2″ ruler the most. But I do find my
    6 1/2″ square one very useful.

  8. 6 1/2 x 24″ is my favorite – I also like my 12×12, my 15×15, 6×6….hmmm…I think I like them all :)

  9. Hueisei says:

    I love my 61/5″ ruler. It’s so convenient and handy.

  10. Anita says:

    The ruler I use most is 6″x24″. It’s great for cutting strips and more.

  11. lindawwww says:

    My favourite ruler is the 6″ x 6″. I use it for cutting small shapes and for sizing up small blocks after piecing them.

  12. Jeanne says:

    My 6 X 24 ruler is my favorite.

  13. kitty owens says:

    I use my 6.5 x 24 and 6.6 square most often.

  14. Glenda says:

    I might use the 6″ by 24″ the most, but my favourite is the 6″ square. I can’t imagine not having it. I am often working on wee projects with tiny pieces and the larger ruler is over kill. Sort of like peeling potatoes with a butcher knife.

  15. Nina says:

    My favorite ruler is also my 6 1/2 x 24 1/2.

  16. Missy says:

    I love these quilts, I have not made an applique quilt yet!

  17. Debby says:

    6×24 is my favorite ruler. Love the quilts and all the work that goes into the applique.

  18. Laurie B says:

    I like my 6 x 12 ruler :)

  19. Susan says:

    My favorite size quilting ruler is my 6″ x 24″. I also like my 6″ square ruler.

  20. Missy says:

    I’ve already left a comment, but forgot to tell you my favorite ruler. My 6 x 24 in. ruler is used the most, but I also like my 2 1/2 in. binding ruler for cutting strips.

  21. Crystal Hendrix says:

    Mine is 3″ x 18″ I use it all the time because its nice and big.

  22. Bonnie says:

    Great quilts! I love to use my 6″ x 24″ ruler every time I use my rotary cutter because it fits the width of the material when I fold the material in half lengthwise.

  23. Judy says:

    It was hard to pick this week!
    Fave ruler is my 6 x 12. Once WOF is cut I switch to the 6 x 12 because it’s easier to maneuver, yet still covers just about any subcuts to be made. That said, I’ve been using a 3.5 x 12 the past few days and it’s really nice to work with. AND I’m using it on blocks made with Good Morning charm packs! Also Twirl and Ticklish. Love all of the fabrics from Me and My Sister Designs!

  24. My favorite size ruler is 3″ x 18″ but I also love all my rulers! I love this fabric it is so awesome! Thank you for the giveaway!

  25. Pam Gonzalez says:

    My favorite ruler is my 6′ one. I use it the most. I have loved all the quilts today…it was very hard to pick!! Great Job to all who participated.

  26. My fav ruler is probably the 12″x4″ …great to travel with and take care of most cuts.

  27. What beautiful quilts!

    I would love to be entered in your give-away. I like a 6 x 24 inch ruler best.

  28. robin says:

    I like my 3 x 18 ruler. :)

  29. Chris says:

    I use my 6.5 x 24.5 the most but I also like a 12.5 x 12.5 and my big 20.5 x 20.5. The little 6.5 x 6.5 is also good. With this set I think you cover all your needs.

  30. Julie Fukuda says:

    My most used ruler was not made for quilting but is 2″x 18″ and speaks my language. (everything in town here is in centimeters)!

  31. Helen Meppem says:

    loved the quilts this week, what a lot of work in them!Always good to look at the quilts for different ideas and to see what other people like as well. I love my 6.5 inch square ruler best but couldn’t do without any of them really, they make quilting so much more enjoyable and accurate too!!

  32. Djoekie says:

    like this quilts. also my 6,5 inch

  33. Gisele says:

    Gorgeous quilts this week, I use my 6.5 x 24″ ruler a lot for cutting strips off WOF.

  34. leanne says:

    thanks for the fab giveaway – my fav ruler is my 12 x 6 1/2 – its the one I use most often :)

  35. kaholly says:

    My most used ruler is 3″ x 18″.

  36. I LOVE my 3.5″ square ruler, it’s the one I use the most. ;)

  37. Bonnie McQuat says:

    Love my 12 1/2 square ruler as our group does a lot of 12 inch finished blocks for the quilts we make and this makes squaring up a cinch.

  38. Theresa says:

    The quilts in the contest this week are wonderful. The ruler I like the most is my 12 1/2 inch ruler. It allows me to square up so many block sizes the larger one’s always the most fun to do!

  39. Phyllis Manson says:

    6 x 24 is my favorite…Thanks for the fun~! Quilting is so much fun!!!!!!!!!

  40. trillium says:

    My favorite size of quilting ruler is 6 1/2 X 24 inches. I can cut really long fabric strips with my rotary cutter with it, as well as even off the selvedges of my fabrics before I cut out something, whether owl shapes for stuffed animals or squares for pieced quilts. It comes in really handy when making my strips of 4″ patch blocks even before I sew them together. I am happy that I bought it because it has saved me time.

  41. Judy C in NC says:

    Currently my favorite ruler is the 4″ x 14″ as I have been doing a lot of scrap cutting. Could not do without my 8-1/2″ x 24″ and the combination of both is a must for project cutting. Thanks from Judy C in NC

  42. Jenelle Boxberger says:

    I have several rulers but I mostly use my 12-1/2″ square ruler because most of the blocks I make are to end up 12 inches. Thanks

  43. dolores says:

    I love my 6×12 Easy Star and Geese ruler….I use it everyday as my straightedge…I hold the small point with my left hand and use the straightedge instead of a longer ruler…gives me great stability!
    BTW…I fold my fabric fold to selvedge!:)

  44. Joan says:

    I use my 6 x 24 ruler the most, however, I try and change the ruler to fit the project, so whichever ruler works best for what I am working on, is my current favorite!

  45. Terry says:

    Loved all the gorgeous quilts! My favorite ruler is actually a 4 x 14 because it’s easier to manipulate when cutting smaller pieces. Thanks!

  46. Lana says:

    Thanks everyone for sharing your applique quilts. I enjoyed them!

    My favorite ruler is my 6 x 24 because of its versatility.

  47. tubakk says:

    I have two rulers I use frequently; 16×60 cm and then 6×12″. That’s because I use both cm and inch. Thanks for this giveaway. Always inspiring to look at all the great quilts here, and difficult to choose a few of them.

  48. Anne says:

    I use my 6×24 the most. I have done several BOM and use a 1×6 alot for those little pieces BOMs seem to use!

  49. Susi says:

    Beautiful applique quilts, every one! I like my 3 X 24″ ruler the best because I can get a good hold on it when cutting and can easily read the markings on it.

  50. ana ruiz says:

    !Son todos unos trabajos preciosos!!!

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