Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Fused Happiness

 Even though I may have 14 UFOs, and four quilts in progress, sometimes I just have to drop everything for a new project.  I found this project in a magazine, and it was yellow flowers on a red background.  I became obsessed to make my own.  This is just my second attempt at any type of applique (made the first one 10 days ago), and I am easing into it with fused applique.

 A few years ago I watched a couple other techniques, but turned and ran as fast as I can.  Now I am thinking I may try it again.  Lately I have been interested in whimsical applique quilts and Aunt Millie's Garden by Piece O'Cake Quilts.  I am sure the bold colors initially attracted me to something that I had previously thought as uninteresting quilts.

We had beautiful fall color this year on our trees, and I snapped this one the day before the leaves dropped. We have 10 of these trees, and it amazes me how they change color and lose leaves at different times...





3 comments:

  1. Mary~I think it is looking very pretty! Fusible isn't so hard but hand applique makes me run the other direction! Can't wait to see it all quilted up.

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  2. Looking good. It is so fun when a new project grabs us and takes us in a new direction. Your trees are amazing. I am always in love with fall and all the colors it brings us.

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  3. Those centres you chose look great Mary!
    I don't do applique either, but this one might even tempt me.

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