Thursday, April 14, 2011

Inspiration (and What Scares Me)!

I saw this quilt about a year ago, and I was really inspired by it.  I love how the quiltmaker uses vivid Kaffe Fassett prints in conjunction with a very traditional applique quilt pattern.  The result is creative and incredibly beautiful!  This quilt was one of the reasons that I started stocking up on Kaffe fabrics (hint:  they have great sales at Fabric.com) and why I ultimately made my traditional medallion quilt with Kaffe fabrics.

The original Flickr photo can be found HERE.

Of course, this is also a technique that scares me (hey, it combines weeks 8 and 9's talking points)!  I have done some machine applique, which I enjoy, but I have never tried hand applique.  I have a feeling that I might enjoy it, but the thought of how time-consuming it is makes me never want to start.  I already have a hexagon quilt and a sashiko project that keeps me busy with plenty of handwork!

PS:  I finally started up my blog at www.patchworkduck.com .  Please feel free to stop by and say Hi!

2 comments:

  1. Wow, this is so pretty. It really does look moderm, cheery, and bright. This may just inspire me to think outside the box and try a modern-traditional quilt some day.

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  2. Hey Nicole! You enjoy hand sewing all those hexies together you'll enjoy hand applique too! I say go for it... who cares if ti takes forever! My hexie quilt is going on 6 years... LOL! Applique has been great fun to do in small amounts... I say go for it!

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