Friday, January 23, 2009

Three very different applique pieces

I've been fitting bits of applique in this week between everything else
Nigel has been over to the flat a couple of times but without me - tonight I drew the taxi service straw as Nick had football training.
I've worked four full days this week too - year end is creeping up on us and we have the added delight of nurturing in a new accounts package County wide - whichever clown decided to schedule that around year end really ought to be shot - the person's probably on 5 times my salary too!
But back to stitching..................
I promised to show the finished baby quilt top
and here it is - a little on the pale and delicate side but pretty for a little girl - I already have a blue one finished for the alternative eventuality.
Then completely different - an African style design for a block for the birthday swap - reverse applique this time - the black fabric is behind the orange. The blue borders are authentic fabric from South Africa just to complete the ensemble. I haven't done any reverse applique for quite a while - I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed it.
And last but not least the hollyhocks had to move over for the quick fix of a row of apples - still for the garden quilt but an easy speedy contribution - the hollyhocks may well be next although there may be a design for some tulips germinating in my brain - if you'll pardon the pun :o)

11 comments:

Ali Honey said...

Yep, you better watch those tulips - you never know where they may sprout from.....the mind boggles - it would have to to make room.....ooops I'm sorry.

Just love the baby girl quilt it really says I'm for a sweet wee girl - lovely.

You made another good pun and didn't see it! I have visions of you running around putting applique shapes anywhere you could see a space! ( bbok shelves, cupboards etc )

All companys have smart arses like that who dream up schemes but have no common sense.

loulee1 said...

Wow! That African quilt is certainly different.

Gina said...

Love the baby quilt.

those colours in the African mask are gorgeous.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Fiona said...

They are very different - what a great demonstration of the versatility of the art!

sewkalico said...

3 wondeful and different pieces. So glad to see you blogging a bit more regularily again!!

alice c said...

I feel faint - how do you fit it all in? Is this what you did this week (as well as working, looking after your family, organising your parents). Whatever you are on please send me some by Registered Post.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

What a sweet baby quilt...It's perfect for a little girl.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Great quilts!!!

Libby said...

I love the idea of some tulips sprouting up in the garden . . . I love to find little volunteer surprises in mine *s*
And reverse applique! It felt so far beyond my skill level the last time I thought about it - should try it out again.

Tanya said...

Love the African quilt and the beautiful blue fabrics. I've never tried revers applique... Does Hawaiian count. Some of that gets pretty reversed!

meggie said...

Love the baby quilt!
The African one is really striking.