Apple Basket ….

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This machine pieced, hand quilted, hand appliqued quilt was about three years in the making. Unfortunately there is no photo of the backing, but I waited two years to find just the right apple print too. This was also made before I bought my Grace hand quilting frame from Utah, USA. It was quilted in a small round hoop. Ambitious. For obvious reasons, it went into the cupboard in the summer, far too hot to be sitting under a wool batted centre! Ever quilted with wool? It’s a dream. Cotton, comes in close second. It’s drape and feel, somewhat like a warm hug. This is a Lynette Jensen pattern and I started off doing a number of her quilts. Really lovely, easy instructions and pretty country-style quilts. Her books also have a number of great inspirational ways to display your quilts at home. We use all of our quilts; nothing is a technical masterpiece or show worthy. Why have something if you can’t enjoy it? There is one thing we know for sure, when it starts getting cold in this house, there are nearly enough quilts for everyone! Happy Stitching!

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2 thoughts on “Apple Basket ….”

  1. Nearly enough quilts being the operative words here. You’d better get to work.
    Do you need a sewing machine to begin quilting?

    1. You absolutely dont need a machine. Many people hand piece and hand quilt. If you You Tube hand piecing someone would have uploaded something on the subject. Its not quick enough for me but its a very mobile project to have in your bag if you watch sport with the kids or hang around alot waiting for them. If you buy a machine you really only need the most basic one to get started – look for a second hand one and times of year when they go on sale ie mothers day, breast cancer week in october. xx

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